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This is a contest I have entered in the past and is a lot of fun seeing how good you are at predicting snowfall and storms. If you are a snow lover and like contests just for fun and guesstimating snow storms I highly recommend checking it out and joining. Again, it’s all about fun and the owner of the website TQ has great standards. No spamming you with emails, ads and so on. A truly good site. Here is the info below about the site and contest.  Even if you miss the first snow storm deadline which is for the next two days there will be plenty more for you to enter your predictions ;)

I believe the deadline for the current storm for Wednesday and Thanksgiving is: 10:30 PM EST TONIGHT … TUE … 25-NOV-14  So there is still a few hours left to start right from the beginning of the season.  If you miss the deadline you can still join and get in on all of the other storms ;)

The Contest

The NE.Wx Snowfall Forecast Contest (NEWxSFC) began during the 1999-2000 winter on USENET’s newsgroup to find out which poster(s) made skillful forecasts for synoptic-scale snowfalls in the NE and Mid-Atlantic.  There was no station list or formal entry process. Forecasts were gleaned from newsgroup posts.

Since those early days … a permanent station list was developed and forecasts are submitted through an on-line form at the Contest’s web site.

This winter marks the 16th Annual’ Storm-total’ Snowfall Forecast Contest.
NEWxSFC is the longest continuously held snowfall forecasting contest on the World Wide Web!

The 27 permanent forecast stations for each snow storm range from Raleigh…NC (RDU) to Caribou…ME (CAR) and Binghamton…NY (BGM) to Hyannis..MA (HYA).

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How to Enter
A ‘Call for Forecasts’ is issued ~48 hours before the deadline on the NEWxSFC’s blog…web page…and via e-mail list whenever a contest-worthy storm appears likely.  Deadline for entries is usually 10:30 PM the day before the first flakes fly.  Entries are made through the Contest’s web site.

Forecast element: storm-total snowfall at each station.

What’s a Contest-worthy storm?

Season-total Snowfall Forecast Contest
This winter also marks the 14th Annual’Season-total’ Snowfall Forecast Contest.
Forecast element: season-total snowfall at each station.
Deadline for entries:  11:59 PM EST SUN … 30-NOV-14

Who Can Enter
Amateur and professional forecasters; broadcasters with or without trained Seals; all other weather-biz types and wanna-bees; wish-casters…astrologers…and any other universally recognized class of dreamers; Pollyannas or Cassandras…registered Nostradamusts… non-violent megalomaniacs…woolly-bear caterpillars or their agents…pest detectives…NE.Wx NG regulars and lurkers; refugees from AmericanWx and/or USWeather…including self-imposed exiles from Eastern and of course…actual meteorologists.

Contest Rules at the web site:

As always … there/s no cost … no fee … no advertising … or annoying requests for personal information to enter a forecast.  It’s just a fun exercise for winter wx enthusiasts to see who can make the best synoptic-scale snowfall forecast.

If you are issuing your first forecast this winter…or you entered the ‘season-total’ forecast contest … you/ll be prompted to create an account (user name / password / valid e-mail … if you want a copy of your forecast sent to your Inbox).

Have a Great Night All and Keep an Eye on the Weather the Next Couple of Days!