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
Climo: 5th place

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

16th Annual 'Season-total'
FINAL results here

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Winter '09 / '10 - Snow Storm #3 - Call for Forecasts

January's second contest snow storm combines juiced-up southern stream energy and bitter arctic cold from the snowfields of northern Canada.

Precipitation coming from weak low-level warm-advection and jet level divergence...with less than impressive mid-level dynamics as streams phase in confluent zone off the mid-Atlantic coast.

Models have been trending farther south past the few runs such that the bare minimum of stations for a contest-worthy storm are expected to be affected.

Last-minute contest cancellation possible if NWP consensus for the frozen precipitation shield dips below the DC metro area. Cancellation notice will be posted to the Contest web site and web log.

Deadline: 10:30 PM EST THU...28-JAN-10

Forecast element: storm-total snowfall

Verification begins: 12:01 AM EST FRI...29-JAN-10
Verification ends: 11:59 PM EST SAT...30-JAN-10

Enter your forecast at the Contest web site here.
Follow the link from 'Enter Storm Forecast.'

As always...there/s no cost...or fee...or annoying requests for personal information to enter. Just a fun exercise to see who can make the best synoptic-scale snowfall forecast.

If you are issuing your first forecast this year...or you entered the 'season-total' forecast need to create an account (user name / password / valid e-mail...if you want a copy of your forecast sent to your Inbox) before submitting your entry.

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