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Winter '15 / '16 - Snowfall Forecast Contests
17th Annual 'Regular Season'
Contests start when the flakes start flyin'!

15th Annual 'Season-total'
Deadline for entries: 11:59 PM MON ... 30-NOV-15
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Winter '15 / '16 - Snowfall Forecast Contests
16th Annual 'Regular Season'

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14th Annual 'Season-total'
FINAL Results and Standings here

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Winter '12 / '13 - Storm #2: Call for Forecasts!


Another Miller A-B hybrid storm heading toward the forecast area.

Southern stream LOW forms in the Gulf of Mexico.  Second decaying LOW INVOF the Great Lakes drifting east in the northern stream.

Stronger GOM LOW captures the Lake's LOW over the western M-A.  Rapid deepening near the 40/70 benchmark late in the period as the storm kicks out to sea.  Mainly a rain event over the water and contest-worthy snows over the northern M-A and SNE.

Storm #2 potential appears marginal at post time where the best case scenario produces widespread plowable snowfall; however...there are equal chances for widespread nuisance amounts.

The forecast contest for Storm #2 may be canceled prior to deadline if NWP indicates a fizzling event.

Forecast element: storm-total snowfall
Deadline for entries: 10:30 PM EST FRI...28-DEC-12

Verification period begins: 12:01 AM SAT...29-DEC-12
Verification period ends: 11:59 PM SAT...29-DEC-12

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Follow the link from 'Enter Storm Forecast.'

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Verification period ends: 11:59 PM SAT...29-DEC-12