CONTEST STATUS - Updated: THU ... 31-OCT-19 @ 12:16 PM EDT

Winter '19 / '20 - Snowfall Forecast Contests
21st Annual 'Regular Season' Snowfall Forecast Contest
Contest starts once the flakes start a'flyin'

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19th Annual 'Season-total' Snowfall Forecast Contest
Deadline for entries: 11:59 PM EST ... SAT ... 30-NOV-19
Verification period: 01-DEC-19 through 31-MAR-20
Details here

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

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

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Winter '19 / '20 - Arctic Oscillation: Leading Analogs' 500 mb Anomaly Height Composite ... as of SEP-19

Analog 5H composite ('53/'54 ... '54/'55 ...'59/'60 ... '97/'98 ... '14/'15) ... as of SEP-19

- Overall North American pattern mimics Tropic/Northern Hemisphere's (TNH) negative phase often associated with +ENSO.

- Positive height anomaly over eastern Canada displaces climatologically favored position of Hudson Bay trof limiting high-latitude cold air supply to the Lower 48.

- TNH associated with stronger than normal Pacific jet farther south of its normal axis and well above normal temperatures in eastern North America.


KEY
ENSO:  nada- (-0.5 < SSTa <  0); C- (weak La Nina); W- (weak El Niño); W (moderate El Niño); W+ (strong El Niño)
NAO:  sign of D-J-F average
PDO:  sign of O-N-D-J-F-M average
QBO:  + ==> west; - ==> east; +/- flipped west to east


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Weighted analog 5H composite ('53/'54 ... '54/'55 ...'59/'60 ... '97/'98 ... '14/'15) ... as of SEP-19

Weighted analog 2mT composite ('53/'54 ... '54/'55 ...'59/'60 ... '97/'98 ... '14/'15) ... as of SEP-19

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