CONTEST STATUS - Updated: WED ... 21-MAR-18 @ 11:40 AM EDT

Winter '17 / '18 - Snowfall Forecast Contests

19th Annual 'Regular Season'
- Interim Standings ... as of Snow Storm #7 here
- Forecaster Storm Stats ... as of Snow Storm #7 here

- Snow Storm #8: 21-MAR-18
Deadline for entries has passed
The Forecasts! here

- Snow Storm #7: 12-MAR-18
FINAL Results here
Winning forecast issued by: iralibov

17th Annual 'Season-total'
Deadline for entries has passed
Forecasters' summary here

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

16th Annual 'Season-total'
FINAL results here

Friday, January 14, 2011

Winter '10 / '11 - North Atlantic Oscillation at Winter/s Crest

Meteorological winter has reached the half-way mark.  Coldest time of the year in the Northern Hemisphere...yet for much of the first half...temperatures have been much below unexpected oddity during la Nina.

This Hovmöller diagram from CPC shows the 5-day running mean of 5H anomalies above 65°N.

The strong action center along 60°W shows strength and persistence of the NAO over the past 90 days. 

The blocking HIGH over Greenland has weaken in recent days with a subsequent rise in the index to minus 2...heading for positive territory this weekend.

NAO is forecast to fall below zero later in the week as the PNA index rises to about 3...suggesting a favorable environment for coastal storms to develop off the SE coast.

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