CONTEST STATUS - Updated: SAT ... 01-DEC-18 @ 7:55 PM EST

Winter '18 / '19 - Snowfall Forecast Contests

20th Annual 'Regular Season' Snowfall Forecast Contest

What's A 'Contest-worthy' Storm?

Snow Storm #2
Synoptiscope in VCP32

Snow Storm #1
FINAL results here

18th Annual 'Season-total' Snowfall Forecast Contest
Deadline for entries has passed
Forecasts here

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

17th Annual 'Season-total'
FINAL results here

Monday, March 5, 2018

Winter '17 / '18 - Snow Storm #6: Call for Forecasts!

Boston Commons
Miller B cyclogenesis off the Carolina coast at the start of the forecast period expected to saunter leisurely up the coast and deepen through FRI.  Marginal vertical temperature profiles near the coast will make for a challenging forecast.

NWP suggests additional accumulations may be observed over extreme northern stations after the verification period ends; however ... amounts should be relatively minor.

The forecast contest for Snow Storm #6 may be cancelled prior to the deadline if fewer than six stations are likely to observe at least a 4" snowfall.

Forecast element:  each station's verification period snowfall

Deadline for entries:  10:30 PM EST ... TUE ... 06-MAR-18
Verification period begins:  12:01 AM EST ... WED ... 07-MAR-18
Verification period ends:  11:59 PM EST ... FRI ... 09-MAR-18

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.  See how well your forecast stacks up against NWS Eastern Region Weather Forecast Offices.

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).

NEWxSFC/s email client has been off-line going on two weeks with no estimated return-to-service date
which means in all likelihood ... forecasters will not have a copy of their forecast emailed to them.  Apologies for the inconvenience. 

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