CONTEST STATUS - Updated: SAT ... 10-SEP-16 @ 2222 LT

Winter '16 / '17 - Snowfall Forecast Contests
18th Annual 'Regular Season'
!!! - Starts as soon as the flakes start flying - !!!

16th Annual 'Season-total'
Enter your forecast at the web site between 01-NOV and 30-NOV

Winter '15 / '16 - Snowfall Forecast Contests
17th Annual 'Regular Season'
No FINAL standings
Too few storms (2)

The two-thirds rule; forecasters are eligible for ranking in the final standings if they entered at least two-thirds of all storm contests. With only two contest-worthy storms this season ... those forecasters with one entry only would have been ineligible.

In the interest of fairness;
Three storms seems like the bare minimum

15th Annual 'Season-total'
Verified forecasts here

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Winter '09 / '10 - Snow Storm #5 - Call for Forecasts

Mid-level systems over NV and north of WI SUN evening are progged to phase over the next 24 hours and deliver a moderate-to-heavy snow event for the mid-Atlantic TUE/WED.  Current forecasts suggest coastal areas of SNE may be side-swipped by this storm.

NEWxSFC often does land office business in FEB and this year is no exception.  Snow storm #5 will be the third Contest snow storm in less than 10 days.

Deadline: 10:30 PM EST MON...08-FEB-10

Forecast element: storm-total snowfall
Verification begins: 12:01 AM EST TUE...09-FEB-10
Verification ends: 11:59 PM EST WED...10-FEB-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).


Anonymous said...

Just wondering if you would consider revising the end of the forecast period to end of Thursday 11th for the New England stations as the storm could be ongoing at
Wed 10th 2359 EST. -- RS

TQ said...

Checked the over-night runs. GFS does not have any additional accums after 06z THU. NAM OTOH does.

Too late to change it now b/c the end of the forecast period has been announced far and wide (hundreds of e-mails and several forums) and some entries have already been submitted.

Anonymous said...

No worries, it does look like most of the storm will be done anyway. Thanks for a fun contest. -- RS