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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

Monday, December 10, 2012

Winter '12 / '13 - AER Goes All In for Eastern Cold

Based on Eurasian snow cover in October:  Ridge-W / Trof-E!

From OurAmazingPlanet...

...the model forecasts cold weather through February for the United States from the Rockies to the East Coast, Cohen said...last week at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union.

...cold-hardy Alaskans are complaining about the unusually bitter weather so far, counter to the model's prediction. An omega block, a center of atmospheric pressure sitting over the Bering Sea, is keeping the state at below-freezing temperatures. According to the National Weather Service, November 2012 was the sixth-coldest November for Fairbanks on record.

"When the Arctic Oscillation is negative, as it is now, Alaska is supposed to be warm, but it's not...  The North Pacific seems to be doing something separate from what would normally happen," said Cohen.
Cohen/s AGU conference presentation abstract here.

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