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

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Winter '17 / '18 - Snow Storm #7: Call for Forecasts!

UPDATE:  3:30 PM EDT SUN ... 11-MAR-18
Deadline: 10:30 PM EDT SUN ... 11-MAR-18 (as advertised)

Meh.  Our fortunes have faded with each model run.
Consider this 'Call for Forecasts' a marker just in case the storm develops into something contest-worthy.

The deadline for entries could slip to MON evening if the main event appears more likely to affect northern forecast stations beginning TUE rather than those in the south on MON.  Watch this space.

The forecast contest for Snow Storm #7 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 EDT ... SUN ... 11-MAR-18
Verification period begins:  12:01 AM EDT ... MON ... 12-MAR-18
Verification period ends:  when snow associated with the primary storm ends

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 is permanently off-line.
Forecasters will no longer have a copy of their forecast emailed to them.
Apologies for the degraded service which is beyond my control.

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