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

Winter '16 / '17 - Snowfall Forecast Contests
18th Annual 'Regular Season'
FINAL results here
16th Annual 'Season-total'
FINAL results here

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Winter '14 / '15 - Storm #2: Call for Forecasts!

Garden-variety Alberta clipper sliding out of Canada at post time progged to dig into the coastal waters off the Carolina then morph into a Sutcliffe-Petterssen 'self-development'* coastal bomb INVOF the famed 40°N / 70°W benchmark.

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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.

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