CONTEST STATUS - Updated: MON ... 19-OCT-20 @ 6:20 PM EDT

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

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20th Annual 'Season-total' Snowfall Forecast Contest
Deadline for entries: 11:59 PM EST ... MON ... 30-NOV-20
Details here

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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)

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

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Winter '20 / '21 - Severe Weather Europe: Winter Forecast

 Severe Weather Europe ...

"The La Nina phase will reach quite a formidable strength at its peak but is expected to start to weaken towards spring 2021."

"Historically, the most typical effect of a La Nina is a strong blocking high-pressure system in the North Pacific."

"North America winter forecast looks fairly solid to be a classical La Nina type winter. Most of western Canada is to expect colder and snowier conditions, along with Alaska.

"The United States expects to see a “dipole” pattern or a “two-faced” winter. The Northern [sic] United States are expected to be normal to colder and wetter. This increases the chance of more snowfall, but more likely towards the western half, and less likely in the eastern parts.

"The Southern [sic] United States can slowly prepare for warmer and mostly drier than normal winter weather. This however does not imply that [sic] no cold front can reach the southern states. It just implies that [sic] in a La Nina pattern, it is much less likely to get frequent cold fronts down to the very south."

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