Long Range Snow Forecasts calculate the likelihood of a storm entering your region on a specific day. If a storm is likely, you will see a higher Chance. If a storm is less likely, you will see a lower Chance.
Chance, either low or high, is not a direct prediction of rain or snow. Chance is a prediction of how ideal the conditions in your region are for a storm to enter the region. The use of Chance instead of a direct prediction of rain/snow is a key difference between a common Short Range Forecast and our Long Range Forecast.
Blue Bar (Snow) - The Chance of a Snow Storm entering your region is either high or moderate and the calculated temperature and humidity are conducive for snow.
Red Bar (Rain) - The Chance of a Rain Storm entering your region is either high or moderate and the calculated temperature and humidity are conducive for rain.
Orange Bar (Rain/Sleet/Snow) - The Chance of a Winter Storm entering your region is either high or moderate; however, the calculated temperature and humidity are too close to determine the type of precipitation (rain, snow, or sleet).
SnowChance is a Long Range Outlook of the snow season. Our forecasting methodology is completely different from the Short Range Forecasts used by your local media.
Your local media forecasts use current conditions to predict future conditions. This is an accurate method for forecasting a day or two in advance. Unfortunately Short Range Forecast accuracy diminishes beyond 48 hours. As local conditions change, so does the Short Range Forecast.
SnowChance uses a Long Range Outlook that is calculated by using identified forces that affect weather patterns. A SnowChance forecast does not change because the identified forces used in the calculation do not change.
To get the best results, use the right forecast for the right job. When planning beyond a few days, use SnowChance. As you get closer to a date, check your trusted local Short Range Forecast.
SnowChance does not use Historical Averages. Many sites offer Long Range Forecasts that predict snowfall based on how many times in the past it snowed on a given day. SnowChance provides individually calculated snow forecasts. (See our About Us section on how this is done)
SnowChance does not use taxpayer funded forecasts from the National Weather Services. SnowChance is not composed of Historical Averages. Each worldwide location is calculated, internally, by our team. Advertisements allow us to provide you with a professional snow forecast at no direct cost.
When it comes to weather prediction, nobody is 100% correct all the time. SnowChance gives you an insight previously held by large corporations that could afford to pay for these time intensive forecasts. You have complete access to a proven tool when planning out your season that outperforms random guesses 75% of the time. SnowChance gives you an edge that others do not have,
If a city does not typically have snow, we do not cover the city. If city you are looking for typically does have snow, make sure you entered the correct spelling and a specific city (as opposed to a general region), or a zip code. Please contact us if you can not find your location.