CONTEST STATUS - Updated: SAT ... 14-APR-18 @ 9 PM EDT

Winter '17 / '18 - Snowfall Forecast Contests

19th Annual 'Regular Season' Snowfall Forecast Contest
- FINAL Results here
1st Place: Brad Yehl
2nd Place: Don Sutherland
3rd Place: NWS ER WFOs
HM: Herb @MAWS

17th Annual 'Season-total' Snowfall Forecast Contest
- FINAL Results here
1st Place: Don Sutherland
2nd Place: Mitchel Volk
3rd Place: Brad Yehl
Climo: 5th place

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

16th Annual 'Season-total'
FINAL results here

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Winter '16 / '17 - Snow Storm #1: Call for Forecasts!

Mill Pond ... ME
Borderline contest-worthy event relative to the number of forecast stations expected to observe more than nuisance accumulations given the SFC LOW/s progged proximity to the coast.

Today/s 12z NWP runs advertised rapid deepening of the SFC LOW along the SNE coast.  Strong UVM from dynamic cooling should cool columns enough to produce decent snows.

Forecast element: storm-total snowfall
10:30 PM EST ... WED... 28-DEC-16
Verification period begins:
12:01 AM EST ... THU ... 29-DEC-16
Verification period ends:
11:59 PM EST ... FRI ... 30-DEC-16
Enter your forecast at the NEWxSFC/s home page @
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.
Contest may be cancelled before deadline if storm appears to fizzle.

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