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

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

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

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

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Winter '19 / '20 - Eurasia Snow Cover: SEP

Eurasia/s areal snow cover for SEP-19: ~1,570,000 SQ-KM

3% below 48-year P-O-R-N (~1,629,000 SQ-KM)
1% below 48-year Median (~1,588,000 SQ-KM)

Rank: 26th
4th lowest past 10 years
11 of past 20 years below median
SEP-18:  ~1,300,000 SQ-KM
SEP-19 21% greater than SEP-18


KEY
ENSO:  nada+ (0 < SSTa <  0.5); 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

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Leading analogs' 500 mb anomaly height composite

- Strong signal for hi-latitude blocking ==> -AO and -NAO

Weighted 5H anomaly composite
Weighted 2mT anomaly composite

Snow cover data courtesy Rutgers University Global Snow Lab

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