Mar 1, 2013

Midwest Snowfall - February and Meteorological Winter Forecast Results

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

February Forecast Snow Results
February Forecast "Snowfall" results
13 out of the 40 stations finished within +/- 30% of forecast total.
February Forecast "Days With Measurable Snowfall" results
17 out of the 40 stations finished within +/- 2 days of forecast total.
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Met Winter Forecast Snow Results
Met Winter Forecast "Snowfall" results
12 out of the 40 stations finished within +/- 30% of forecast total.
Met Winter Forecast "Days With Measurable Snowfall" results
21 out of the 40 stations finished within +/- 4 days of forecast total.

For more information visit the OSNW3|WxClimate Maps webpage.

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