* - http://fas.org/spp/military/docops/afwa/atmos-U3.htm
Scroll to "Self-development/intensification of a baroclinic low"
Forecast element: storm-total snowfall
Deadline for entries: 10:30 PM EST ... SUN ... 25-JAN-15
Verification period begins: 12:01 AM EST ... MON ... 26-JAN-15
Verification period ends: 11:59 PM EST ... WED ... 28-JAN-15
Enter your forecast at the NEWxSFC/s home page here.
Follow the top-of-page link from 'Enter Storm Forecast.'
As always ... there/s no cost ... no fee ... no 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).
Hard to believe the last 'Call for Forecasts' was issued two months ago ... all the way back on 25-NOV-14
Only three years (2000, 2007, 2012) where there no contest-worthy storms in DEC.
Only two years (2007, 2013) where there no contest-worthy storms in JAN.
Even FEB is not immune to no-hitters (2002, 2009).
The good news is early FEB looks quite promising.
Probably get two in APR (h/t snowman).
Last and only time that happened was 2002.