|Great Blizzard of 1888|
Specified end of verification period as 11:59 PM EDT MON 17-MAR-14
SAT/s 12z GFS points to a contest-worthy event!
Mid-Atlantic appears to be in line for a relatively late-season snowfall featuring the interaction between cold air damming and weak waves of LOW pressure migrating NE along an arctic frontal boundary.
Contest for Storm #8 may be cancelled prior to the deadline if fewer than six stations are likely to observe at least a 4" snowfall.
Please note the 'Call for Forecasts' e-mails and updates to the Contest/s web site will be delayed a few hours this evening.
Forecast element: storm-total snowfall
Deadline for entries: 10:30 PM EDT...SAT...15-MAR-14
Verification period begins: 12:01 AM EDT SUN...16-MAR-14
Verification period ends: 11:59 PM EDT MON...17-MAR-14
Enter your forecast at the Contest's home page here.
Follow the link from 'Enter Storm Forecast.'
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).