Feb 4, 2013

Midwest Snowfall - January Forecast Results Are In

Actual surface data is obtained from the Southern Region Headquarters of the National Weather Service.

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/product_sites.php?pil=CF6&max=61

A handful of stations do not provide complete data from the website above and I am forced to find it manually via other sources. These statons are listed below with their data source.

Oshkosh, WI; WI-WN-4 CoCoRaHS
Ann Arbor, MI; MI-WS-11 CoCoRaHS
Houghton, MI; MI-HG-1 CoCoRaHS
Escanaba, MI; NWS Station GLADSTONE NO 2
Traverse City, MI; NWS station TRAVERSE CITY MUNSON
Champaign, IL; IL-CP-47 CoCoRaHS

January Forecast "Snowfall" results
9 out of the 40 cities finished within +/- 30% of forecast total.

January Forecast "Days With Measurable Snowfall" results
28 out of the 40 cities finished within +/- 2 days of forecast total.

For more information visit the OSNW3|WxClimate Maps webpage.

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