CONTEST STATUS - Updated: FRI ... 14-JUL-17 @ 8:30 PM EDT

Winter '17 / '18 - Snowfall Forecast Contests
19th Annual 'Regular Season'
Season starts when the first flakes start a'flyin'

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17th Annual 'Season-total'
Entries accepted between 01-NOV-17 and 30-NOV-17
Verification period: 01-DEC-17 through 31-MAR-18

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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, January 24, 2015

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

NYC
27-JAN-1937
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.

* - http://fas.org/spp/military/docops/afwa/atmos-U3.htm
Scroll to "Self-development/intensification of a baroclinic low"

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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

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Enter your forecast at the NEWxSFC/s home page here.
Follow the top-of-page link from 'Enter Storm Forecast.'

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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.

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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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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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