CONTEST STATUS - Updated: SUN ... 17-FEB-19 @ 6:40 PM EST

Winter '18 / '19 - Snowfall Forecast Contests

20th Annual 'Regular Season' Snowfall Forecast Contest

Interim Standings, as of Snow Storm #3
Details here

Snow Storm #5
Possible 'Call for Forecasts' MON ... 18-FEB-19

Snow Storm #4
FINAL Results here

Snow Storm #3
FINAL Results here

18th Annual 'Season-total' Snowfall Forecast Contest
Deadline for entries has passed.
Forecasts here
Verification period: 01-DEC-18 thru 31-MAR-19

Winter '17 / '18 - Snowfall Forecast Contests
19th Annual 'Regular Season'
FINAL results here

17th Annual 'Season-total'
FINAL results here

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Winter '17 / '18 - Snow Storm #2: Call for Forecasts

High-amplitude flow regime with shortening wavelength poised to excite cyclogenesis off the SE coast on WED then deepen rapidly along the VA / NC coast early THU as it heads toward the M-A and SNE coast.

Accumulating snows may be observed at southern forecast stations before the verification period begins; therefore ... forecasters should EXCLUDE these amounts from their forecasts.

Contest may be cancelled before deadline if storm appears not to be contest-worthy.

Forecast element: station total snowfall

Deadline for entries:  WED ... 03-JAN-18 @10:30 PM EST
Verification begins:  THU ... 04-JAN-18 @ 12:01 AM EST
Verification ends:  FRI ... 05-JAN-18 @ 11:59 PM EST

Enter your forecast at the NEWxSFC/s home page @
Follow the top-of-page link from 'Enter Storm Forecast'
Contest rules

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.


Peter O'Donnell said...

I came for the snow but I stayed for the record 24h pressure drop, the incredible wind, and the howls of those shut out of snow. -- Roger Smith (Peter O'Donnell is just who google thinks I am)

TQ said...

Too funny Peter Smith