The snow stats have been updated as of April 30th! Read below about calling it a wrap!
I’m still trying to make sure we call this contest right and have had a couple of conversations with some people from Noaa at a couple different weather stations. From what I gathered is that if the city isn’t coming up with snow stats on NOAA the chances are there isn’t a weather station for that city and whatever comes in is probably from snow spotters. I’ve said it sever time how much I respect what snow spotters do and the time they put into it but we are going to go with cities that have NOAA weather stations.
I talked with Chad Gimmestad from the Colorado NOAA station and got some really good input from him. Thanks Chad for taking the time I’ve come up with a date that should be safe enough to call the contest or hopefully safe enough to anyways. We wanted to go with May 1st which is when we call the smaller snow contest at goldensnoball.com but seeing how the national snow contest involves many more cities we have decided to extend it just a little longer. Colorado and a couple of other states are pretty much the last to receive snowfall so we decided to base it on that. Snow is in the forecast for some of the Colorado cities depending on the temps for the next day or two and it could turn out to be a significant snow event. With that said, the date is picked and it is soon so stay tuned is all I can say while I keep working the phones to make sure we get it right. Of course there is always a chance we don’t and look like the normal fools we really are trying to have a fun contest.
Cheers and Have a great week all.