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

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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