CONTEST STATUS - Updated: SAT ... 11-APR-20 @ 8:30 PM EST

Winter '19 / '20 - Snowfall Forecast Contests
21st Annual 'Snow Storm' Snowfall Forecast Contest
Season ended as quickly as it started.
No winner this go'round ... too few storms (minimum of three required)

Snow Storm #1 (01-DEC-19)
FINAL Results here

19th Annual 'Season-total' Snowfall Forecast Contest
FINAL Results here

Winter '18 / '19 - Snowfall Forecast Contests
20th Annual 'Snow Storm' Snowfall Forecast Contest
FINAL Results here

18th Annual 'Season-total' Snowfall Forecast Contest
FINAL Results here
Forecaster verification table here

Friday, November 1, 2019

Winter '19 / '20 - Eurasia/s OCT Snow Advancement

 UPDATE (31-OCT-19)
Dr. Cohen via Tweeter ..."... the snow cover advance index came in at +0.6.

 "This does suggest a negative winter Arctic Oscillation and upcoming #PolarVortex disruption."

UPDATE (29-OCT-19)
Dr. Cohen via Tweeter ... "October SCE will likely be more than one standard deviation above normal.

"My research shows this favors colder winter temperatures across the N Hemisphere mid-latitudes including East US (sic)"

Original post (17-OCT-19) :
After bolting the gate like a bat out of h3ll ... the advancement of Eurasia/s OCT snow cover appears to be fading fast as it rounds the month/s final curve and heads into the home stretch.

Where's the whip? 🤔
Some NEWxSFC stations enjoy a weak ... yet a statistically significant ... positive correlation with their season-total snowfall and Eurasia/s OCT snow cover.  More OCT snow in Siberia ==> more snow for SNE.

For others -- such as the M-A -- not so much as we found here last winter and here the winter prior.

Image courtesy J. Cohen

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