Some combination of coming off the hottest September on record and time flying faster than usual has drawn serious doubts that we'd have a first snowfall prediction contest this year here at Weather5280. I'm happy to announce today that the third annual First Measurable Snowfall Prediction Contest is a go!
The contest runs from today, September 30th, 2015 through October 8th, 2015, weather permitting (if it doesn't snow before the 8th!). The rules are easy: be the first to guess the correct date of Denver's first snowfall (at DIA) and win one of three awesome prizes.
This year's grand prize will be two day lift tickets to Loveland Ski Area, which the snow-hounds out there know is once again in a race to open first.
We've got several cooler systems in the forecast over the next week, but for the time being no snow in the forecast for Denver. Last year, the first measurable snowfall for Denver didn't occur until November 11th, well after the average first snowfall date of October 19th.
As always, tie-breakers go to the first contestant which guessed closest to the actual amount of snow that falls, with a secondary tie-breaker going to the contestant that entered their guess first. So, get in early! One entry per contestant, please. In the case of a duplicate, only the first entry will be considered.
Go to contest: http://www.weather5280.com/contests/first-snowfall-prediction-denver