CONTEST STATUS - Updated: TUE ... 01-SEP-20 @ 11 AM EDT

Winter '20 / '21 - Snowfall Forecast Contests
22nd Annual 'Snow Storm' Snowfall Forecast Contest
Season starts when flakes start a'flyin'
Watch this space

20th Annual 'Season-total' Snowfall Forecast Contest
Window for entries opens on 01-NOV-20 @ 12:01 AM EDT and closes on 30-NOV-20 at 11:59 PM EST

Winter '19 / '20 - Snowfall Forecast Contests
21th 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)

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

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Winter '20 / '21 - How Arctic Amplification Affects the Polar Vortex

 "AER explains how accelerated Arctic warming, known as Arctic amplification, is increasingly disrupting the polar vortex, leading to widespread severe winter weather across the Northern Hemisphere’s mid-latitudes."


Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Winter '20 / '21 - Outlooks

Thread updated periodically as new outlooks and forecasts become available from a variety of credible sources.

CDC ...

La Nina-ish

The Old Farmer's Almanac ...
The Atlantic Corridor (Region 2)
Will It Be a Snowy Winter?
“Sheets of sleet!” In the Atlantic Corridor (extending from Boston to Richmond), the prediction is mostly below-normal snowfall, with precipitation at near-normal levels.

Will We Have an Especially Cold Winter?
Winter temperatures will be above normal, on average, which means some typically-chilly winter rainy periods.

The Northeast (Region 1)
Will It Be a Snowy Winter?
“It’s Snow Time!” Get excited, folks in the Northeast! We can’t spill the beans on the entire forecast, but snow lovers should be very excited!

Will We Have an Especially Cold Winter?
Cold is to be expected during winter, but this coming one will be colder than normal in the northern part of the region and not quite so cold in the south.