Only two people really foresaw the astonishing lack of snow. Topping the list: Bill Walker who forecast 2.1” would fall, within 0.1” of nailing the actual amount of 2.0”. Congratulations, Bill - that was an amazing call!
Kudos are also in order for the runner-up, Xinli Wang, who predicted 2.2”.
The third place forecaster, Stephen Brundange, called for 3.8” - 90 percent more than what fell - but superior to 670+ other predictions.
The top 15 best predictions are shown to the right above.
The average snowfall predicted by entrants was about 22.0” - some 20” above what actually fell. As we reported yesterday, we (the Capital Weather Gang) predicted a less than stellar 12” in our winter outlook.
At the end of the day, precious few people anticipated our nearly snowless winter - so major props to our select readers that did.
We really appreciate you participating in this forecasting game - and once again - congratulations to Bill Walker. We’ll do this again next year - so start sharpening up your long-range forecasting skills...
(If you want to know where you ranked, feel free to email weathergang AT wpni DOT com)