I was checking out some sites looking for some snow pictures and I came across one that caught my attention. Not a snow picture or anything like that. It’s a picture of our own favorite General Steve. A cute picture no doubt with Stevo holding a fish but it’s what he is wearing that caught my attention more than his catch of the day. At first glance I didn’t even notice it but then it caught my eye. Buffalo Steve is wearing an SU shirt. A Syracuse shirt. Is that even allowed in Buffalo after being spanked 4 years in a row in the Golden Snowball contest by Syracuse. All I can say is that I hope there aren’t any pictures of me in a Buffalo Bills shirt around from the past. All in fun of course and it’s nice to see Steve is a Syracuse fan
For all you snow forecasters out there I wanted to let you know that there is a contest going on at . Below is the info on the contest. Unfortunately Syracuse and their fake lake effect snow isn’t in the contest but it still sounds like a fun contest and The General finished first in the Rookie class last year.
Visit the Contest web site at http://www.newx-forecasts.com/
Follow the link to ‘Enter Season-total Forecast’
Forecast the ‘season-total snowfall’ for each station.
Email your forecast before the deadline.
Deadline: Friday, November 30, 2007 @ 11:59 PM EST
Forecast element: sum-total season snowfall
Forecast period: December 1, 2007 through March 31, 2008.
Verification: NWS preliminary climate reports (CLM or F6).
Scoring: The winning forecast will have the lowest ‘total absolute error’ (TAE).
NCDC period-of-record normal (PORN) snowfall climatology for the Contest stations is available from the ‘Climatology’ link at the web site.
Good Luck to All!
Caribou, ME – CAR –
Bangor, ME – BGR –
Portland, ME – PWM –
Concord, NH – CON –
Burlington, VT – BTV –
Boston, MA – BOS –
Worcester, MA – ORH –
Providence, RI – PVD –
Bridgeport, CT – BDR –
Bradley / Hartford, CT – BDL –
Albany, NY – ALB –
Binghamton, NY – BGM –
Central Park, NY – NYC –
Allentown, PA – ABE –
Harrisburg / Middletown, PA – MDT –
Philadelphia, PA – PHL –
Atlantic City, NJ – ACY –
Newark, NJ – EWR –
Baltimore, MD – BWI –
Dulles, VA – IAD –
Washington National – DCA –
Salisbury, MD – SBY –
Richmond, VA – RIC –
Norfolk, VA – ORF –
Raleigh-Durham, NC – RDU –
Go to http://www.newx-forecasts.com to check it out and have a great Sunday all, I’m off to rake up some leaves.