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

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Winter '12 / '13 - SOI: December

December/s SOI (Southern Oscillation Index) came in at -6 after three consecutive months where the index went above zero.

A negative SOI is associated with above normal sea surface temperatures (SST) in ENSO Region 3.4 in the tropical Pacific.  Sustained SOI < -8 indicates el Nino.

Weekly SST anomalies from Region 3.4 have been running a tenth or two below normal the past four weeks causing the 12-week moving average to fall to 0.18 (neutral-warm).

ENSO Region image courtesy CPC

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