We’ve released our winter outlook and reported on winter outlooks from other sources. Now it’s your turn to predict how much snow will fall.
Through Friday at 5 p.m., you can enter your forecast for how much snow you expect between November 15 and April 15 at Reagan National Airport - to the nearest inch (no decimals please). Fill out the form here.
The deadline for submitting snowfall forecasts has passed. Thank you for your submission.
The winner will be notified at the end of the season, recognized on this blog and have full bragging rights. Last year’s winter was Bill Walker, who forecast 2.1 inches, just 0.1” above the actual total of 2.0 inches.
Here is some background information, which may or may not help you in your prediction:
* The normal (or average) snow from 1981-2010 was 14.5” at Reagan National Airport
* The average snowfall since records have been kept (dating back to 1888) in Washington, D.C. (at Reagan National and other locations) is 18.2”
* Last winter’s snowfall was 2.0”. Snowfall in 2010-11 was 10.1” and 56.1” in 2009-2010, the most on record. List of all years’ snowfall
Summer 90+ degree contest
We can safely say there will be no more 90+ degree days this year. We officially logged 53 90+ days between April and October, well above the average of 36.
228 readers entered predictions for the number of 90+ days ranging from 4 to 105. The average forecast was 42 (CWG’s forecast was for 45-50). Three people nailed it, accurately calling for 53.
Congratulations are also in order for the following runner-ups - who were just one off: Bryan Duncan (52), Bernard Burrola (52), Jeanne Small (52), Caitlin Sonneville (52), Ben Lepene (54), Chris Hail (54), Beth Kingsley (54), Jen Bowers (54), Charles Hansen (54), Adam Simon (54), and Rene Menjivar (54).