Over 1,600 Capital Weather Gang readers participated in our contest to predict how much snow would fall at Reagan National Airport. Of those, 23 came within one inch of nailing the actual total of 32.0″. The winner, who came 0.1 inches away from getting it exactly right, was Brandi Erickson who predicted 32.1 inches would fall. Congratulations to Brandi for being this year’s best seasonal snow forecaster!
The average amount of snow predicted by our large pool of forecasters was 15.6 inches, amazingly close to D.C.’s 1981-2010 30-year average of 15.4 inches. The median forecast was around 13 inches, also close to the 1981-2010 median of 12 inches. The range of forecasts spanned from no snow (0 inches) to 81.4 inches.
Kudos to all of the following readers who predicted the 2013-2014 winter snowfall at Reagan National Airport of 32.0″ within one inch of the actual amount: