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Winter '17 / '18 - Snowfall Forecast Contests

19th Annual 'Regular Season'

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17th Annual 'Season-total'

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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

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Winter '11 / '12 - FINAL Standings

After a measley two contest-worthy snow storms...the 13th annual NEWxSFC season for the Winter of '11 / '12 comes to a close.

Congratulations to donsutherland1 for successfully defending his title as Chief forecaster!


Under the 'two-thirds' rule...the best 'two out of three' Z-scores are used to compute the final standings. There were only two events this winter...so only forecasters who entered forecasts for both storms qualified for ranking in the FINAL standings.  Data used to compute the standings are posted at the Contest web site here.

Z-scores are used to standardize / normalize forecast errors for each snow storm so at the end of the season...the 'equalized' scores can be averaged.


An expanded data table with higher resolution graphics and additional measures of forecaster skill available at the Contest's home page.

Looking forward to seeing y'all again next winter!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the contest and the great web-site, shame about the winter but hey, we had two great ones before it. Congrats Don S for winning this part, and I would have to say, a virtual tie for the other part (I checked the sum of squares on that one) -- see y'all in the blizzards of 2012-13.

-- Roger Smith