CONTEST STATUS - Updated: WED...09-APR-14 @ 10:20 PM EDT

Winter '13 / '14 - Snowfall Forecast Contests

Sincere thanks to Mr. Donald Rosenfeld for providing technical support and web hosting services to the NEWxSFC/s web site again this year.

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15th Annual 'Regular Season'

Contest will remain open for another week.
GFS has been flirting with a last gasp event mid-month.

- Storm #9
Synoptiscope in VCP32

- Interim Standings here (as of Storm #8)
- Forecaster 'storm' summary' data here

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13th Annual 'Season-total'

- FINAL results here


Saturday, February 23, 2013

Winter '12 / '13 - Storm #5: Call for Forecasts!

Lighthouses at Long Point
Provincetown...MA
1875
UPDATE

Call for Forecasts - CANCELLED

12Z SAT NWP suggest not enough snow and not enough stations for a contest- worthy storm.

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(Originally posted 21-FEB-13 @ 8:35 PM EST)

**  Early announcement b/c of other commitments tomorrow evening and an earlier than usual deadline for entries. **

'Nother nor'easter heading into the forecast area this weekend with a decent stripe of frozen precipitation progged along in the NW edge of the precipitation shield.

No cold air source to the storm/s north along with LOW/s close proximity to the coast could put the kabosch on this event.

Only snow that accumulates after midnight Sunday will be used to verify the forecasts.

The contest for Storm #5 may be canceled prior to deadline if NWP indicates a fizzling event.

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Forecast element: storm-total snowfall
Deadline for entries: 7 PM EST SAT...23-FEB-13

Verification period begins: 12:01 AM SUN...24-FEB-13
Verification period ends: when the snow stops.

Enter your forecast at the Contest's home page here.
Follow the link from 'Enter Storm Forecast.'

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As always...there/s no cost...or fee...or advertising...or annoying requests for personal information to enter a forecast. It's just a fun exercise for winter wx enthusiasts to see who can make the best synoptic-scale snowfall forecast.

If you are issuing your first forecast this winter...or you entered the 'season-total' forecast contest...you/ll need to create an account (user name / password / valid e-mail...if you want a copy of your forecast sent to your Inbox).
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Want to be notified via e-mail when the 'Call for Forecast' is issued?
Send requests to 'newx at newx-forecasts dot com'.

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