CONTEST STATUS - Updated: SAT ... 14-APR-18 @ 9 PM EDT

Winter '17 / '18 - Snowfall Forecast Contests

19th Annual 'Regular Season' Snowfall Forecast Contest
- FINAL Results here
1st Place: Brad Yehl
2nd Place: Don Sutherland
3rd Place: NWS ER WFOs
HM: Herb @MAWS

17th Annual 'Season-total' Snowfall Forecast Contest
- FINAL Results here
1st Place: Don Sutherland
2nd Place: Mitchel Volk
3rd Place: Brad Yehl
HM: TQ
Climo: 5th place

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Winter '16 / '17 - Snowfall Forecast Contests
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18th Annual 'Regular Season'
FINAL results here

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16th Annual 'Season-total'
FINAL results here

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Going Coastal

SPC weighed in on Storm 6 this afternoon...

"MAXIMUM SURFACE PRESSURE FALLS HAVE BECOME CENTERED ALONG WARM FRONT ACROSS COASTAL ME...DOWNSTREAM OF INTENSIFYING CYCLONE OVER MA BAY AT 16Z. AN INTENSE BAROCLINIC ZONE / CHARACTERIZED BY A SURFACE TEMPERATURE GRADIENT OF 45 F OVER 200 NM ACROSS ERN ME/ HAS RESULTED IN SUBSTANTIAL LOW-LEVEL WAA /INFERRED BY LARGE CYCLONIC HODOGRAPHS IN GRAY AND CARIBOU VAD PROFILERS/ AND SNOWFALL RATES REACHING 1 IN/HR /PER 16Z METARS IN BRUNSWICK ME AND PROVIDENCE RI/.

WAA WILL STRENGTHEN AS THE LLJ INTENSIFIES THIS AFTERNOON WITH APPROACH OF SHORT WAVE TROUGH /CURRENTLY ROUNDING BASE OF LARGER-SCALE TROUGH OVER TN VALLEY/.

MORNING MODEL GUIDANCE QPF CORRESPONDINGLY INCREASE WITH BOTH GFS/NAM INDICATING PEAK AMOUNTS AROUND 0.50 IN FROM 21-00Z. ALTHOUGH SURFACE TEMPERATURES MAY WARM ABOVE FREEZING ACROSS IMMEDIATE COASTAL AREAS S OF THE US-1 CORRIDOR EAST OF ROCKLAND...HIGH SNOW TO LIQUID RATIOS FARTHER INLAND SHOULD RESULT IN SNOWFALL RATES OF 1 TO 2 IN/HR BECOMING PREVALENT."

..GRAMS/DARROW.. 01/18/2009

Graphic and discussion courtesy SPC.

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