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  1. Guess the date that my brother’s snow pile in north Woburn vanishes!
    As of February 17, the pile is approximately 10 feet high, 30 feet long, and 18 feet wide. Guesses must be submitted by February 28! The contest ends when the pile is 100% melted, regardless of whether or not any other snow falls beyond that time. Good luck!

  2. Instead of everyone posting here individually, would it be easier if I get dates from regular blog and then post a list on one entry???

    1. Plan is to continue to post your numbers on this page and I will keep track and post a consolidated list on March 1 when numbers are all in. Thanks 🙂

  3. Numbers I have to date – please let me know if I recorded yours incorrectly or if I missed you. Thanks

    DS 3/25/14
    Captain 4/1/14
    Deb 4/2/14
    OS 4/4/14
    JimmyJames 4/4/14
    Philip 4/7/14
    Charlie 4/9/14
    Haterain 4/10/14
    Keith 4/15/14
    Joshua 4/16/14
    hadi 4/19/14
    Mark 4/19/14
    AceMaster 4/20/14
    Scott77 4/21/14
    Bearlb67 4/21/14
    Shotime 4/22/14
    WeatherWiz 4/26/14
    Coastal 5/3/14
    GoForSnow 5/5/14

      1. Just saw this and will tomorrow. Please do not hesitate to poke me if I don’t reply. It means I didn’t see the comment 🙂

  4. Dec-above average temps until after Xmas
    Dec precip- below average rain and snow

    January-average Temps
    January precip- above average snow

    February-Below average temps
    February-above average precip as well snow.

    March-above average temps
    March precip average but early snow.

    Snow total at Logan-56.78
    We will have two storms that are 15+ inches at Logan. We will also have 2 nights below 0 at Logan.

      1. Hadi’s snow total should be rounded off to 56.8″. Interesting though that rainfall totals do go to two decimal spaces but snowfall is always one, at least that is what I have always seen in precip recordings.

  5. Charlie

    Dec-above average temps
    Dec precip- below average rain, 1 or 2 small snow events (under 3 inches for the month)

    January-average to above average Temps
    January precip- below average snow

    February-average temps
    February-slightly above average snow

    March-above average temps
    March-early snow but early spring
    Total snow 29.3
    Take it for what it’s worth
    Snow total at Logan-56.78
    We will have two storms that are 15+ inches at Logan. We will also have 2 nights below 0 at Logan.

  6. Brett Anderson tweet

    @BrettAWX: Looked at the latest ECMWF seasonal model and I believe that the model is showing it’s warm bias once again for the DJF period.

  7. OS winter 2014-2015

    ere goes for Winter 2014-2015, snow predication only:

    I am basing my prediction on the Near record October snowpack in Siberia and Northern Hemisphere snowpack in general. I also believe that there will be either NO El Nino OR a very weak one at best. I also believe that there will be an active pattern with many Coastal storms and/or Miller B type storms this Winter, some very strong due to anomalous SSTs off the East Coast.

    Add it all up it it spells Monster Snows this Winter:

    Predictions:

    Boston (Logan): 94.6 inches
    Providence: 87.3 inches
    Worcester: 114.2 inches
    Hartford: 96.8 inches
    Portland Me: 133.1 inches
    Concord NG: 174.2 inches

  8. Vicki,

    I tried to find my winter outlook post from a couple weeks ago, to no avail. 🙂

    I’m 99% sure I went with 36.5 inches at Logan.

  9. Totals I have to date (Nov 11 noon) – did I miss anyone

    Old Salty 94.6
    Tjammer 67.6
    Hadi 56.8
    Matt 36.4
    Charlie 29.3
    Joshua 19.2

        1. Sorry for the confusion.

          My prediction is 36.5 inches, which I had noted in a post before Matt’s …. but that I did not see on your list. 🙂

          Thank you for taking the time to keep the list.

          1. I didn’t see your prediction. Thank you for letting me know. I will add 36.5 to yours. Did you give an indepth view or just the amount. I can’t find where you posted? Thanks, Tom.

            1. Sometime in late October, I went searching, but no luck. Of course, I can never find my keys, so, no surprise there. 🙂 🙂 🙂

  10. Tom says:
    October 28, 2014 at 8:27 PM
    Winter Outlook

    Since July 1, PNA Teleconnection has been positive perhaps 75 to 80 percent of the time. Thus, the big ridges, high western US heat and western US drought.

    Since July 1, Arctic Oscillation has been negative perhaps 75 to 80 percent of the time. Thus, a few of the bigger summer and autumnal trofs we have seen with cooler shots here and there.

    Since July 1, the NAO has averaged overall neutral, though I notice that a few positive and negative episodes lately have been reaching 1 standard deviation from normal.

    So ….. In my opinion, the ultimate guessing game is ….. Do they continue the same or change ?

    Of the 3, I’m guessing the NAO mostly stays the same. No big blocking this winter. I’m guessing the arctic oscillation isnt wont be negative as often this winter as its been, so more of the arctic airmasses will remain locked up in Canada. I also the strongly positive PNA will relax a bit, so things may get stormier in the Pacific Northwest and hopefully into California.

    Add it all up and …..

    Above normal temps on average by 1.5F, December – March

    Slightly less than average snowfall, 36.5 inches at Logan. I think a couple of those Pacific systems, when the PNA isnt positive will cross the country and somehow will evolve into 2 or 3 decent snowfalls.

    Had to deliver this now, as trimester 1, along with grades due ….. occur around mid November.

    Found it Vicki !! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  11. TK was kind enough to provide me with a link to norms for Boston. I did a quick view but the link is:

    http://www.usclimatedata.com/climate/boston/massachusetts/united-states/usma0046

    Month avg high/avg lo – s=avg snow – p/i=avg precip per inch

    Jan 36/22 – s 13 – p/i 3.35
    Feb 39/25 – s 11 – p/i 3.27
    March 45/31 – s 8 – p/i 4.33
    April 56/41 – s 2 – p/i 3.74
    May 66/50 – s 0 – p/i 3.5
    June 76/60 – p/i 3.66
    July 81/65 – p/i 3.43
    Aug 80/65 – p/i 3.35
    Sep 72/57 – p/i 3.43
    Oct 61/47 – p/i 3.94
    Nov 51/38 – s 1 – p/i 3.98
    Dec 41/28 – s 9 – p/i 3.78

  12. My winter forecast

    Below is more for overall area (my area, etc.) rather than Boston specific since I do not think that is a good indication
    December and January: warmer than average with about average snow
    February: Slightly below average temps and above average snow with one major snow of 12+
    March: Slightly below average temps and above average snow with a couple of moderate to large snows of 9-12
    April: Average to slightly above average temps with one minor snow
    Boston Total snow: 47.

  13. I hope there is more snow than I am predicting but I am going with 37.2 inches.
    No blockbuster storms this winter. 2-4 widespread 6 plus inches of snow. Temps slightly above normal.

  14. John says:
    November 15, 2014 at 4:02 PM
    Not sure if it gets posted here but I guess I’ll just go for it. This is all just a guess.

    WINTER FORCAST
    I’m going to go with the snow in Syberia and a weak elnino setting up to give us some decent snow . Two snow events in December one in the beginning let’s say 4 inches and one right before Xmas say the weekend before with a big one of at least 10 inches for Boston . Quiet first half of January with a very big storm the mlk weekend with a 20 inch storm more for south shore . Maybe one or two six inch storms as well. February 14 major storm of 25 inches for boston and again a couple of smaller ones for this month. March no snow at all, watchers but misses. So the bulk comes in with two big storms, a medium one and few smaller ones to give Boston let’s day 67.5 inches.

  15. Adding TKs here. I know you did a masterful job as part of the new blog and am sure you will remember where it is but this old mind will not …even as soon as tomorrow….did I say my confidence in my prediction is increased 😉

    TK said

    December: Tendency for AO/NAO to be alternating between weakly negative and weakly positive, a bit of a see-saw pattern, stronger Polar jet stream, weaker Subtropical jet stream, and a lack of phasing. Temperature near to above normal. Precipitation below normal. Snowfall below normal.

    January: Strong split flow, dominant Polar jet stream with moderate to strongly negative AO/NAO, but a little weaker than average Subtropical jet stream due to the lack of emergence of El Nino. Temperature below normal. Precipitation below normal. Snowfall below normal. This will be the month of the cold outbreaks.

    February: AO/NAO starts out with a negative bias then trends more positive. Still a split flow pattern but Subtropical jet becomes more active and Polar jet weakens a little. Phasing of streams, which had been not happening too often, happens a few times and brings an increased risk of storminess, but at the same time less intrusion of Arctic air from Canada. Temperature above normal. Precipitation near to above normal. Snowfall above normal. This will be the month with the greatest risk of major snowfall, despite it being considerably “milder” than January.

    March: The pattern of February may spill over into early March but then retrogression sends Winter out West as the East warms and dries ahead of seasonal normal. That means Winter departs quickly in New England. Temperature above normal. Precipitation below normal. Snowfall below normal.

  16. Numbers I have recorded – did I miss anyone? Anyone else want to add their prediction(s)?

    Old Salty 94.6
    Tjammer 67.6
    John 67.5
    Shotime 62.2
    Hadi 56.8
    North 56.7
    Haterain 54.0
    Philip 46.8
    Vicki 43.7
    TK 41.1
    WxWatcher 40.4
    Retrac 37.9
    JimmyJames 37.2
    Tom 36.5
    Matt 36.4
    Scott77 31.2
    Charlie 29.3
    Ace 22.2
    Joshua 19.2

  17. Cat966G says:
    November 17, 2014 at 12:51 PM
    If I can still participate in the snowfall forecast. I will say 70″
    Reply
    avatarKeith-Hingham says:
    November 17, 2014 at 12:53 PM
    I guess I’ll make my predictio…..27 inches
    Reply

  18. This is the most up-to-date list I have. Did I miss anyone? I know there were a few last minute entries.

    WeatherWiz 100.1
    Old Salty 94.6
    Cat966G 70.0
    Tjammer 67.6
    John 67.5
    Shotime 62.2
    Hadi 56.8
    North 56.7
    bearlb67 56.0
    Haterain 54.0
    Philip 46.8
    Vicki 43.7
    TK 41.1
    WxWatcher 40.4
    DS 38.4
    Emily 38.0
    Retrac 37.9
    JimmyJames 37.2
    Tom 36.5
    Matt 36.4
    Sue 33.5
    Scott77 31.2
    Charlie 29.3
    Keith 27.0
    Ace 22.2
    Joshua 19.2

  19. Old Salty says:
    Logan +1 (Logan just sticks too far out into the Water)
    Worcester -8 (elevation adds to cold)
    Hartford -4
    Providence 0 (Providence too far South and farther away from core of COLD)

    Tom says:
    Logan : 2F
    Worcester : -4F
    Hartford : -1F
    Providence : 1F.

    Hadi stays
    My guess is Boston -1, Worcester -7, PVD +1 and Hartford at -4

    Woods Hill Weather says:
    January 5, 2015 at 5:24 PM
    I’ll go Boston +3, Worcester -3, PVD +4, Hartford 0.

    Sue says:
    Boston 0
    Worcester. -4
    Providence 1
    Hartford. -2

    Vicki
    Boston 5
    Worcester. -2
    Providence 6
    Hartford. -1

    JimmyJames says:
    Bradley International Airport -2
    Worcester – 5
    Providence 0
    Boston 1

    shotime says:
    Boston 3
    Worcester -4
    Providence 4
    Hartford 2

    North says:
    Boston 2
    Hartford 0
    Worcester -3
    Providence 60 (Charlie will be there). Just kidding 3

  20. Tom says:
    January 24, 2015 at 1:59 PM
    Logan : 21 inches

    Plymouth : 27 inches

    Marshfield : 31 inches and the actual jackpot location.

    Hyannis : 19 inches

    Nantucket : 8 inches

    Lowell : 13 inches

    Manchester, NH : 5 inches

    Concord, NH : crying !!

  21. Logan : 18 inches

    Plymouth : 25 inches

    Marshfield : 29 inches and rightfully the best place to be

    Hyannis : 15 inches

    Nantucket : 9 inches

    Lowell : 16 inches

    Manchester, NH : 8 inches

    Concord, NH : 3 inches

  22. Do you want to break the record for the snowiest winter (2014-2015) in Boston?

    Yes
    No
    I do not care

    If you just reply to this post we can see them all listed under each other

  23. Record will not be broken and please post poll from general population as I guarantee most will say they want no more snow.

  24. Starting the 2015/2016 winter snow totals here.

    Placeholder for Charlie while waiting for specific number.
    Charlie says:
    October 19, 2015 at 8:22 PM
    Under 25 inches will fall, guaranteed!!!

    1. Note from JimmyJames re Hartford predictions

      For anyone making a snowfall prediction for Hartford the official measurements are not taken in the city of Hartford. They are taken at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks which is north of Hartford. Average snowfall 40.5 inches.

  25. Contest for 1st 1 inch of snow at Logan? I say 12/14/15
    My snow totals for the year:
    Boston 26.9
    Providence 23.3
    Worcester 51.4
    Hartford 37.6
    Concord 57.5
    🙂

  26. Snowfall predictions:

    Boston = 26.8″
    Worcester = 51.4″
    Providence = 23.8″
    Hartford = 30.5″

    First 1-inch snowfall for Boston/Logan = 12/7/15

  27. Snow Predictions:

    Boston/Logan = 67.8″
    Worcester = 76.4″
    Providence = 43.2″
    Hartford = 55.5″

    First 1-inch snowfall: 11/19

  28. Here we go….

    Boston/Logan = 22.8″
    Worcester = 39.9″
    Providence = 21.6″
    Hartford = 30.3″
    Concord NH = 55″
    Hingham MA = 0

  29. I hope I am wrong with these snowfall predictions and there MUCH higher.
    Boston 25.1
    Providence 27.3
    Hartford 29.6
    Worcester 36.3
    I am thinking a good chunk of these totals will come from a good size storm that will happen in February.
    First inch of snowfall 12/21/15

  30. My 2015-2016 Winter season snowfall estimate, guestimate, wishtimate:

    Boston: 71″
    Worcester: 82″
    Providence: 59″
    Hartford: 67″

    I always get sucked in by the doom and gloom low forecasts, so I am NOT going there.
    I’ll probably go down in flames, but I had fun trying. I brought my totals down
    from what I was originally thinking.

  31. These are the snow predictions I have so far. Please let me know if I have missed any.

    Thank you to Sue who put the spreadsheet and the majority of predictions together for me 🙂
    Name Boston Worcester Providence Hartford First Inch in Boston
    Arod 61.3 81.5 64.7 63.5 8-Dec
    Cat966g 8 22 10 20
    Hadi 57.3 69.8 42.6 56.9
    JimmyJames 25.1 36.3 27.3 29.6 21-Dec
    Joshua 31.7 50.6 28.1 44.2
    JPDave 71 82 59 67 1-Dec
    Keith 22.8 39.9 21.6 30.3 24-Dec
    Matt 36.2 56.4 20.5 38.4 12-Dec
    Mel 37.4 46.5 25.1 36.3
    Philip 26.8 51.4 23.8 30.5 7-Dec
    Rainshine 30 45.5 25.5 37.8 5-Dec
    Scott77 24.1 52.3 19.7 40.1 21-Dec
    SS Kid 45.5 5-Dec
    Sue 36.5 44.2 37 41.5 16-Dec
    tjammer 67.8 76.4 43.2 55.5 19-Nov
    Tom 30 37.5 35 32
    Vicki 21 49 19 43 7-Jan
    Weatherbee2 53.5 75 38 62.5
    Weatherman 26.9 51.4 23.3 37.6 14-Dec
    WxWatcher 29.9 26.6 44.2 34.7 27-Nov

  32. Snow Contest 2015-2016

    Boston: 29.9
    Worcester: 49.9
    Providence: 24.9
    Hartford: 39.9

    1st inch of snow at Logan Airport: December 6

  33. These are numbers I have so far. I jotted them down first and then added to spreadhseet. Like rainshine, I cannot read my own writing so please let me know if I have any incorrect numbers. Thank you

    Charlie 3/29 5/2 5/30
    ChaseCarry 4/2 4/25 5/25
    Christie 4/3 5/21 6/14
    GettingBetterAlways 4/14 5/30 6/20
    JimmyJames 3/1 4/15 5/22
    Joshua 3/21 4/13 6/5
    Keith 3/21 4/22 4/23
    Mark 3/28 4/19 4/30
    Matt S 3/28 4/15 5/20
    Philip 3/23 4/17 5/30
    Rainshine 3/28 4/15 6/3
    Shotime 3/31 5/27 6/5
    Stephen Clarke 3/22 4/22 6/22
    SteveT 3/12 4/6 5/16
    Tom 3/14 4/21 4/21
    Vicki 3/13 4/11 6/18
    WeatherWiz 4/26 5/25 6/7

  34. Ok, I decided not to wait. It’s just a guess anyway, so here goes:

    1st 70 Degreee day – 3/19
    1st 80 degreee day – 4/14
    1st 90 degree day – 5/5
    1st 100 degree day – 7/4

    I know I added one. 😀

  35. Newest list

    Tom 3/14 4/21 4/21
    Keith 3/21 4/22 4/23
    Mark 3/28 4/19 4/30
    JPDave 3/19 4/14 5/5
    SteveT 3/17 4/6 5/16
    Matt S 3/28 4/15 5/20
    JimmyJames 3/1 4/15 5/22
    ChaseCarry 4/2 4/25 5/25
    Charlie 3/29 5/2 5/30
    Philip 3/23 4/17 5/30
    Rainshine 3/28 4/15 6/3
    Joshua 3/21 4/13 6/5
    Shotime 3/31 5/27 6/5
    WeatherWiz 4/26 5/25 6/7
    Christie 4/3 5/21 6/14
    Vicki 3/13 4/11 6/18
    GettingBetterAlways 4/14 5/30 6/20
    Stephen Clarke 3/22 4/22 6/22
    MassBay 4/30 5/15 7/7

  36. Updated list as of 3:00 pm February 22

    Arod 3/25 4/22 5/17
    Charlie 3/29 5/2 5/30
    ChaseCarry 4/2 4/25 5/25
    Christie 4/3 5/21 6/14
    GettingBetterAlways 4/14 5/30 6/20
    JimmyJames 3/1 4/15 5/22
    Joshua 3/21 4/13 6/5
    JPDave 3/19 4/14 5/5
    Keith 3/21 4/22 4/23
    Mark 3/28 4/19 5/30
    MassBay 4/30 5/15 7/7
    Matt S 3/28 4/15 5/20
    North 3/25 4/4 4/29
    Philip 3/23 4/17 5/30
    Rainshine 3/28 4/15 6/3
    Shotime 3/31 5/27 6/5
    SouthShoreKid 3/27 4/18 6/19
    Stephen Clarke 3/22 4/22 6/22
    SteveT 3/17 4/6 5/16
    Tom 3/14 4/21 4/21
    Vicki 3/13 4/11 6/18
    WeatherWiz 4/26 5/25 6/7

  37. Boston’s first 70 degree day: March 28.
    Boston’s first 80 degree day: April 29.
    Boston’s first 90 degree day: May 30.

  38. Emily says:
    February 29, 2016 at 5:15 PM
    Boston’s first 70 degree day: April 2.
    Boston’s first 80 degree day: April 30.
    Boston’s first 90 degree day: June 15.
    Reply
    Scott77 says:
    February 29, 2016 at 5:41 PM
    Boston’s first 70-3/15
    Boston’s first 80-4/21
    Boston’s first 90-5/29
    Reply

  39. Sorted by earliest to latest date for 70 degree – Sue, did I get yours right?

    Name 70 80 90
    JimmyJames 3/1 4/15 5/22
    Kane 3/12 4/9 5/22
    Vicki 3/13 4/11 6/18
    Tom 3/14 4/21 4/21
    Scott77 3/15 4/21 5/29
    SteveT 3/17 4/6 5/16
    JPDave 3/19 4/14 5/5
    Joshua 3/21 4/13 6/5
    Keith 3/21 4/22 4/23
    Stephen Clarke 3/22 4/22 6/22
    Philip 3/23 4/17 5/30
    Arod 3/25 4/22 5/17
    North 3/25 4/4 4/29
    SouthShoreKid 3/27 4/18 6/19
    Mark 3/28 4/19 5/30
    Matt S 3/28 4/15 5/20
    Rainshine 3/28 4/15 6/3
    TK 3/28 4/29 5/30
    Charlie 3/29 5/2 5/30
    Shotime 3/31 5/27 6/5
    Sue 4/1 5/25 6/8
    ChaseCarry 4/2 4/25 5/25
    Emily 4/2 4/30 6/15
    Christie 4/3 5/21 6/14
    GettingBetterAlways 4/14 5/30 6/20
    WeatherWiz 4/26 5/25 6/7
    MassBay 4/30 5/15 7/7

  40. Sorted lowest to highest snow predictions for Boston

    Cat966g 8 22 10 20
    Vicki 21 49 19 43 1/7/16
    Keith 22.8 39.9 21.6 30.3 12/24/15
    Scott77 24.1 52.3 19.7 40.1 12/21/15
    JimmyJames 25.1 36.3 27.3 29.6 12/21/15
    Philip 26.8 51.4 23.8 30.5 12/7/15
    Weatherman 26.9 51.4 23.3 37.6 12/14/15
    WxWatcher 29.9 26.6 44.2 34.7 11/27/15
    Rainshine 30 45.5 25.5 37.8 12/5/15
    Tom 30 37.5 35 32
    Joshua 31.7 50.6 28.1 44.2
    Matt 36.2 56.4 20.5 38.4 12/12/15
    Sue 36.5 44.2 37 41.5 12/16/15
    Mel 37.4 46.5 25.1 36.3
    SS Kid 45.5 12/5/15
    Weatherbee2 53.5 75 38 62.5
    Hadi 57.3 69.8 42.6 56.9
    Arod 61.3 81.5 64.7 63.5 12/8/15
    tjammer 67.8 76.4 43.2 55.5 11/19/15
    JPDave 71 82 59 67 12/1/15

  41. 2015-2016 snow predictions – Boston (ascending)

    Name Boston
    Cat966g 8
    Vicki 21
    Keith 22.8
    Scott77 24.1
    JimmyJames 25.1
    Philip 26.8
    Weatherman 26.9
    WxWatcher 29.9
    Rainshine 30
    Tom 30
    Joshua 31.7
    Matt 36.2
    Sue 36.5
    Mel 37.4
    SS Kid 45.5
    Weatherbee2 53.5
    Hadi 57.3
    Arod 61.3
    tjammer 67.8
    JPDave 71

  42. For Worcester

    Name Worcester
    Cat966g 22
    WxWatcher 26.6
    JimmyJames 36.3
    Tom 37.5
    Keith 39.9
    Sue 44.2
    Rainshine 45.5
    Mel 46.5
    Vicki 49
    Joshua 50.6
    Philip 51.4
    Weatherman 51.4
    Scott77 52.3
    Matt 56.4
    Hadi 69.8
    Weatherbee2 75
    tjammer 76.4
    Arod 81.5
    JPDave 82

  43. For Providence

    Name Providence
    Cat966g 10
    Vicki 19
    Scott77 19.7
    Matt 20.5
    Keith 21.6
    Weatherman 23.3
    Philip 23.8
    Mel 25.1
    Rainshine 25.5
    JimmyJames 27.3
    Joshua 28.1
    Tom 35
    Sue 37
    Weatherbee2 38
    Hadi 42.6
    tjammer 43.2
    WxWatcher 44.2
    JPDave 59
    Arod 64.7

  44. For Hartford

    Name Hartford
    Cat966g 20
    JimmyJames 29.6
    Keith 30.3
    Philip 30.5
    Tom 32
    WxWatcher 34.7
    Mel 36.3
    Weatherman 37.6
    Rainshine 37.8
    Matt 38.4
    Scott77 40.1
    Sue 41.5
    Vicki 43
    Joshua 44.2
    tjammer 55.5
    Hadi 56.9
    Weatherbee2 62.5
    Arod 63.5
    JPDave 67

  45. 2017-2018 Snowfall Contest Cities…

    Boston MA
    Worcester MA
    Providence RI
    Hartford CT
    Concord NH
    Burlington VT
    Portland ME

    Submit guesses below.
    Deadline November 30!

  46. Boston MA: 24.2 inches
    Worcester MA: 51.7 inches
    Providence RI: 28.7 inches
    Hartford CT: 41.2 inches
    Concord NH: 61 inches
    Burlington VT: 83.4 inches
    Portland ME: 44.8 inches

  47. Boston : 29.6 in
    Worcester : 40.2 in
    Providence : 25.8 in
    Hartford : 32.3 in
    Albany : 37.9 in
    Concord NH : 51.7 in
    Burlington VT : 63.4 in

  48. MassBay says:
    November 18, 2017 at 5:25 PM
    Boston MA 50.8
    Worcester MA 102.3
    Providence RI 22
    Hartford CT 43.1
    Concord NH 77.7
    Burlington VT 111.1
    Portland ME 88.8

  49. I should have put mine in before MassBay…..foiled again. I am not sure I can use other numbers 🙂

    Boston MA 43.2
    Worcester MA 92
    Providence RI 21
    Hartford CT 29.6
    Concord NH 78.9
    Burlington VT 111.1
    Portland ME 77.7

  50. Daniel Schrock says:
    November 18, 2017 at 8:31 PM
    Boston. 49.5
    Worcester. 88
    Providence. 35
    Hartford. 45.75
    Concord. 66.25
    Burlington. 110.50
    Portland, 80.5

  51. 2017 snow #’s…

    Boston: 38.6
    Worcester: 62.1
    Providence: 32.7
    Hartford: 36.8
    Concord: 77.0
    Burlington: 106.3
    Portland: 88.9

  52. JimmyJames says:
    November 19, 2017 at 2:14 PM
    Here we go with my predictions.
    Boston 32.7
    Worcester 51.3
    Providence 28.4
    Hartford 38.8
    Concord 65.3
    Burlington 72.1
    Portland 78.6

  53. 2017 Snow Predictions:

    Boston MA 43″
    Worcester MA 64″
    Providence RI 34″
    Hartford CT 46″
    Concord NH 62″
    Burlington VT 95″
    Portland ME 62″

  54. 2017-2018 Snow

    Boston MA 34.6″
    Worcester MA 58.7″
    Providence RI 28.5″
    Hartford CT 38.3″
    Concord NH 56.4″
    Burlington VT 84.8″
    Portland ME 69.9″

  55. Boston MA 53.8″
    Worcester MA 74.1″
    Providence RI 28.8″
    Hartford CT 48.0″
    Concord NH 76.4″
    Burlington VT 101.2″
    Portland ME 76.9″

  56. Just reposting the cities in the contest. Make a guess for as many of these as you wish!

    2017-2018 Snowfall Contest Cities…

    Boston MA
    Worcester MA
    Providence RI
    Hartford CT
    Concord NH
    Burlington VT
    Portland ME

    Submit guesses below.
    Deadline November 30!

  57. Without going into details, here is my submission for the 2017-2018 Snowfall contest:

    Boston MA 42.4
    Worcester MA 58.7
    Providence RI 27.3
    Hartford CT 36.5
    Concord NH 81.5
    Burlington VT 76.4
    Portland ME 72.7

  58. Ok here are mine…

    Boston MA: 41.0
    Worcester MA: 57.5
    Providence RI: 32.5
    Hartford CT: 44.5
    Concord NH: 60.5
    Burlington VT: 82.0
    Portland ME: 54.5

  59. Annual Snow predictions for Winter season 2018-2019

    First of all, the basis. My basis is mostly a guess, with some gut and experience thrown in. I would not wager any money on this, but my feeling on this Winter is that
    We will have a preponderance of Cutters and Inside runners, mostly with coastal or near coastal redevelopments keeping mostly snow up North, but not so much in SNE, most especially near the coast. This will put a rather steep snow gradient coast to inland in place and when there is a good set up, the storm will be suppressed
    to the South.

    So here goes:

    Boston (Logan) 28 inches
    Boston (JP) 36 inches
    Worcester 52 inches
    Providence 23 inches
    Hartford 41 inches
    Portland, Me 60 inches
    Concord, NH 75 inches
    Burlington, VT 100 inches
    Mountains, 200-300+ Inches

  60. Here are my guesses.
    Logan 31.4
    JP 37.9
    Worcester 58.3
    Hartford 40.1
    Portland, ME 65.5
    Concord, NH 72.1
    Burlington, VT 80.3

  61. Snow predictions…

    Boston/Logan – 48.2″
    Boston/JP – 62.4″ (or another 58″ or so on the season)

    Rationale:

    1. All of Canada to our north is COLD with plenty of deep snow cover that isn’t going anywhere soon. Northern New England also has deep early season cover. Availability of cold air will not be a problem. While I do not agree with Dave that the current pattern of cutters will continue to be the predominant theme this winter, should we get a few, the prevalence of cold air and blocking to our north would provide a favorable scenario for cold air damming and up front “thump” of snow even with those systems (similar to what we saw a few weeks ago).

    2. Active subtropical jet in weak El Nino pattern. Favors storm development over the Gulf coast and SE US coast. While we may be in a spilt flow pattern a lot this winter resulting in some of these storms be shunted out to sea harmlessly, I think the block to our north relaxes at times to allow some of these storms to ride up the coast. It only takes a few of these to quickly get up to average or above avg. snowfall on the winter.

    3. High snow ratios as Tom alluded to. Very cold air in place towards late Jan-Feb will lead to a dry powdery snow from storms passing to our southeast. We could conceivably get a couple storms in, say February, that drop only 1 inch of melted precip, and get 15-20″ of snow out of them, while still ending up with near to below normal precip on the month.

    4. Active polar jet will yield a number of clipper systems even in the scenario where we have a split flow setup and the southern storms go out to sea. Even a few tenths of precip from these more moisture starved systems could end up resulting in a moderate snowfall with ratios. A few of these can add up over the course of the winter as well.

    Thus, call me biased, but I am still on board for above average snowfall on the winter!

  62. My predictions…

    Logan: 34.3
    JP: 40.9

    Might’ve gone higher but I’m starting to think December goes down with below or well below average snow, so that takes a bite out since the upcoming pattern is one you need to get decent snow out of if you want to hit the high numbers, and we likely won’t. But beyond then, it should be a progressive enough winter pattern to introduce occasional snow windows, as usual. A couple of them are bound to hit.

  63. Here are my guesses.
    Logan 50
    JP 57
    Worcester 90
    Hartford 51.3
    Portland, ME 74
    Concord, NH 100
    Burlington, VT 160
    Mountains, 200-250
    Jay Peak 402

  64. Good morning, I think I may be the first.

    Enjoyed looking at some guesses from last year. It looks like WxWatcher
    was the closest of all.

    Here is my entry for this upcoming Winter of 2019-2020

    Logan: 37.3 inches
    JP 42.6 inches

    I fear I am destined to fail.
    If I go high, results will be low.
    If I go low, results will be high.
    Thus I took the middle ground. 🙂

  65. 2019-2020 snowfall contest…

    General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport: 40.0 inches
    JP #%@^&@! Dave’s Place: 50.0 inches
    Mark “The Islanders Fan” Observation Station: 60.0 inches

  66. Here it goes for the winter of 2019-2020.
    Logan 39.8 inches
    JpDave 47.3 inches
    Mark 50.2 inches
    I got this exactly right last year for BDL when I predicted 40.1 inches for the season.
    This year BDL 41.9 inches of snow

  67. OK, here are my “final” guesses. I nudged them up a bit from my original guess from last week….

    Logan 47.3″
    JP Dave 57.9″
    Mark/Coventry 70.1″

    RATIONALE (re-posting from last week):

    I have looked at several of the indices again and also read a number of winter forecasts posted thus far from reputable mets for the Mid Atlantic and Northeast. Here are my takeaways and thoughts.

    1. Neutral ENSO – No defined El Nino or La Nina. Less active but NOT non-existent subtropical jet.

    2. Siberian and Canadian snow cover – widespread. Should be ample cold air supply. Also points to a higher likelihood of a -AO which supports cold in the northern US

    3. SST warming event upcoming could displace the PV and provide the mechanism to send colder air down here come mid January and beyond.

    4. Warm waters in the North Pacific to promote +PNA and ridging in the west and trough/colder air in the eastern 2/3 of the US.

    5. Warmer than normal waters still in the N Atlantic. This could result in some Greenland blocking (-NAO) which further supports wedging of cold air into the NE and sometimes east coast storminess. -NAO is something we haven’t seen much of in the past few years.

    6. Solar minimum – we are at the lowest in a very long time. This can further support more cooling.

    7. MJO – always a wildcard but +IOD and suppressed convection in the eastern Indian Ocean could support the colder phases of the MJO at least the first part of the winter.

    Put all this together and here’s what I think:

    1. December and first half of January – rollercoaster jetstream, cold shots mixed with milder spells, a few snow events and several mix/rain events with storm track varying (some west, some east of us), near to below normal snow

    2. Later January into Feb and March – more sustained cold spells and stormier, above normal snow, more storms tracking S/E of us.

    3. With less active subtropical jet, I’d expect more clippers and moisture starved northern stream systems, but any of them tracking over the Ohio Valley would have the potential to redevelop off the Mid-Atlantic and track NE, giving us some decent coastal snowstorms (your 4-8′ and 6-12″ type storms).

    4. Introduce some blocking and I could see one of these systems with more explosive development and slower movement, resulting in the chance for a bigger storm (12-18″+?)

    Overall, I am thinking above normal snow (but not MUCH above normal) for SNE….
    45-55″ Boston and Hartford
    65-75″ Worcester and Coventry

  68. I was tempted to re-use my numbers from last year… but will opt to add to them just a bit and add in a guess for Mark.

    Logan’s fortress of solitude: 38.6″
    JP Dave’s winter emporium: 47.0″
    Mark’s snow supercenter: 53.1″

  69. JPD…not sure what you mean about your doing your your House, Marks and Logan and I will do other contestants. Aren’t we just Doing those three?

    1. I think he means he will keep track of the snow/event totals by location and you will compile everyone’s guesses.

      Thank you both by the way!

  70. As today is the deadline for snow amounts I want to revise my guesses for the season;

    Logan 45.2
    JP: 50.1

    Not changing because of any upcoming storm but mainly because the last time I guessed higher we got low snow totals for the season and I want that to happen again because I hate snow even though I love tracking it. LMAO!

      1. To clarify: I guessed way lower before up above because I wasn’t looking forward to any snow. Then I realized today “wait a minute. If I guess low then we will get high numbers! I have to guess higher so we get lower numbers!” Haha

  71. Logan 40
    JP Dave’s 60
    Mark 70

    Sorry for the lateness on my predictions, I been bogged down with Finals. 2 down 1 left, party Thursday night and again Friday and then Going home for the break Saturday

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