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2023 First Snow Contest

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The annual Almanac First Snow Contest is over! Here are the winners of The 2024 Old Farmer’s Almanac weather calendars.

First Snow Contest 2023

The “first snowfall” date in Dublin, New Hampshire, home of The Old Farmer’s Almanac, was Thursday, November 23, 2023.  As a reminder, to qualify as a real snowfall, there are two conditions:

  1. There must be 2 inches of snow to cover and blanket the ground in our yard.
  2. The snow must stick for at least 24 hours.

The Winners List

Over 2,000 readers took a shot this year. We picked ten random readers from the 31 readers who guessed the correct date. Congrats to all of you! Below are the readers who will receive the 2024 Weather Watcher’s calendar.

  1. Rebecca Reis 
  2. Denese Farrow
  3. Bryson McCauley
  4. Patricia Eder 
  5. Susanne Glendye 
  6. Brandon Clowers
  7. Kathleen Ann Biller
  8. Lenora Schaber
  9. Jill Odice 
  10. Joanne Almond

(We’ll contact the ten winners with the emails that you provided upon entering!)

Check out our new 2024 calendars (weather, gardening, Moon, country, and more).

This year’s first snow was undoubtedly earlier than many folks expected! Here are the winning dates from prior years:

  • November 23, 2023
  • December 12, 2022
  • November 26, 2021
  • December 7, 2020
  • December 1, 2019
  • November 15, 2018
  • December 9, 2017
  • December 12, 2016
  • December 30, 2015

You can see the first snow on our  Live Almanac WebCam!!

Did You Know: We predict a snowier-than-average winter for 2023–2024. See our long-range winter forecast