CONTEST STATUS - Updated: TUE ... 23-APR-19 @ 12:10 PM EDT

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

18th Annual 'Season-total' Snowfall Forecast Contest
Forecaster verification table HERE

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

17th Annual 'Season-total'
FINAL results HERE

Monday, November 26, 2018

Winter '18 / '19 - 18th Annual 'Season-total' Snowfall Forecast Contest - Call for Forecasts!

NEWxSFC Meteorologist-in-Charge
Seasonal Forecasts
Here comes winter with its oscillating Arctic and North Atlantic indexes ... suddenly warming stratosphere ... and an endless parade of coastal teasers.

NE.Wx/s 18th annual ‘Season-total' Snowfall Forecast Contest is the absolute best ... biggest ... and probably ONLY chance to be recognized for your long-range forecasting acumen ;/

And it's s-o-o easy.
Cool prizes ... too!

All you have to do is issue the best forecast for the season-total snowfall at 25 east coast stations between RDU and CAR!

Deadline: FRI ... 30-NOV-18 @ 11:59 PM EST

Visit the Contest's website to enter your forecast.
Follow the link at the top of the page to 'Enter Season-total Forecast.'

1st place prize (delivered post-paid right to your front door):
"The Snow Booklet" by Nolan J. Doesken and Arthur Judson (paperback) and
"Snow in America" by Bernard Mergan (hardcover)

As always ... NO cost ... NO fees ... NO advertising ... NO annoying requests for personal information to enter the contest.  NEWxSFC is just a fun exercise for winter wx enthusiasts to see who can make the best season-total snowfall forecast.

Forecast element: sum-total season snowfall @ each station
Forecast period: 01-DEC-18 through 31-MAR-19

Verification: NWS preliminary climate reports (CLM or CF6)
Error statistic: total absolute error [Σ abs(forecast - observed)]

Low score wins.
Update your forecast as often as you want prior to the deadline.
Only your last entry gets verified.

The reigning NE.Wx ‘Season-Total’ Snowfall Forecasting Champ-een is Don Sutherland
Last year's 'Season-total' forecast summary ... verification ... and final results ==> here

The Contest is open to amateur and professional forecasters; broadcasters with or without trained Seals; any and all weather-biz types and / or wanna-bees; wish-casters ... astrologers ... along with any other universally recognized classes of dreamers; Pollyannas or Cassandras ... registered Nostradamuses ... non-violent megalomaniacs ... woolly-bear caterpillars or their agents ... pest detectives ... NE.Wx NG veterans and lurkers; riders on the StormVista ... refugees from AmericanWx ... USWeather survivors ... including self-imposed exiles from Eastern Wx ... and of course ... meteorologists.

In honor of USENET/s patron saint Mr. Joseph Bartlo's final request (RIP) ... trolls ... goats ... hat3-lsiters ... and psests need not apply.


Peter O'Donnell said...

Hope we get a good turnout. By the way, it's Friday Nov 30 this year.

Not sure how I spotted that but I know how it happened from my own editing oversights (last year, right?)

I gave this contest a mention on the American Weather Forum, may or may not increase the numbers.

-- Roger Smith

TQ said...

Thanks for the eagle-eye and the AmWx mention (again).
Don't know I'd do without you.

Been spreading the word on Facebook past few weeks hoping to increase the number of forecasters.