CONTEST STATUS - Updated: WED ... 13-DEC-17 @ 8:30 PM EST

Winter '17 / '18 - Snowfall Forecast Contests
19th Annual 'Regular Season'
Snow Storm #1
Synoptiscope in VCP32

17th Annual 'Season-total'
Deadline for entries has passed
Forecasters' summary here

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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, February 9, 2013

Winter '12 / '13 - Storm #3: Blizzard?

BOS
26-FEB-69
Sorry folks.
It just didn/t happen this go'round.

Despite the news media/s insatiable appetite for sensationalism...heavy snowfall does not a blizzard make.

Blizzard defined.

The only station coming even close to blizzard conditions was Islip airport on Long Island...NY but alas...they came up ~78" short on the 180" duration requirement.

The three-hour duration clock starts at 0208z (9:08 PM EST) when the visibilily fall below 1/4 SM at KISP and the wind begins to honk above 30 knots.

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METAR KISP 090208Z 36022G35KT 1/8SM R06/1200V1600FT +SN FZFG VV003 M02/M03 A2952

METAR KISP 090256Z 35019G32KT 1/16SM R06/1000V1200FT +SN FZFG VV002 M02/M03 A2953

METAR KISP 090350Z 36018G28KT 1/8SM R06/1600V2600FT +SN FZFG VV003 M03/M04

METAR KISP 090356Z COR 34020KT 1/8SM R06/2000V2800FT +SN FZFG VV003 M03/M04

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Three-hour duration clock stops at 0350z (10:50 PM EST).  The total elapsed time of a blizzard/s restricted visibility and wind speed criteria is 1' 42" which is 1' 18" short of the three-hour duration requirement.

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