Guess Our First Snow Contest

Guess Our First Snow Contest

The annual “Guess Our First Snow Contest” is over! Thank you to all of our Companion readers who took a guess. Here are the names of those who guessed the “first snow” date this year—which was December 1, 2019!

Only four readers guessed this year’s first snow date. We’ll contact the readers listed below by email and send The 2020 Old Farmer’s Almanac Weather Watcher’s Calendar:

Connie Lee

Mary Giambra

Mary Bryce

Christine Emanuelli

As a reminder, the “first snow” was defined as two inches of snowfall that fall on the lawn of The Old Farmer’s Almanac in Dublin, New Hampshire—and it must stick for 48 hours! We’re talking real snow, not a flurry or a dusting that doesn’t stick. The official snow amount is measured by Almanac editors, using a ruler that measures from the ground up.

For what it’s worth, here are the “first snow” winning dates from prior years:
November 15, 2018
December 9, 2017
December 12, 2016
December 30, 2015

What’s in store for winter 2019–2020? See your long-range forecast in The 2020 Old Farmer’s Almanac!