Four contest-worthy storms this season. Tied with Winter '05 / '06 for 15th place.
Under the ‘two-thirds’ rule … forecasters who entered at least THREE forecasts are included in this season's FINAL standings..
Top 5 Forecasts (Error statistic: SUMSQ)
SUMSQ is the primary measure of forecaster skill (lower the better).
Accounts for the magnitude and distribution of the storm-total snowfall for all stations.
Top 5 Forecasts (Error statistic: Total Absolute Error - TAE)
TAE is the secondary measure of forecaster skill (lower the better).
Accounts for the magnitude of snowfall at each station.
Top 5 Forecasts (Error statistic: RSQ)
RSQ is a supplementary measure of forecaster skill (higher the better).
Accounts for the how well the forecaster captured the variability of the observed snowfall (more / less observed where more / less forecast).
Average Z-scores for Forecasters who submitted entries for all four snow storms.
Winter '16 / '17 was only the third season without a JAN snow storm.