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Brad
09-28-2008, 09:53 AM
NEWS FLASH - - - NEWS FLASH

We are starting a short duration mini-contest to guess the high wind for Hurricane Kyle as it passes by the coast of Maine.

Start guessing now and guesses close at 3:00 PM Sunday (today).

On the F6 reports for Sunday or Monday (whichever is higher), September 28th and 29th, what will be the highest wind speed recorded? The winner is the guess which comes closest and DOES NOT go over the actual speed. All guesses must be a whole number.

Bill O
09-28-2008, 10:00 AM
45mph. And I fear I'm going to go over. Sorry, but this is not a wind maker for Mount Washington.

Patrad Fischroy
09-28-2008, 11:44 AM
35 for me.
Looks like a nonstarter

Bill O
09-28-2008, 11:58 AM
FYI, if you guess under 35mph it looks like you lose automatically.

donnellyvj
09-28-2008, 12:33 PM
46. Sounds good to me.

Brad
09-28-2008, 12:59 PM
There is a lot of media hype down here in NC about how big a deal this will be for northern New England. My guess is 23 MPH believing there has been no significant gust so far today.

Bill O
09-28-2008, 01:43 PM
There is a lot of media hype down here in NC about how big a deal this will be for northern New England. My guess is 23 MPH believing there has been no significant gust so far today.

I revise my earlier statement. It looks like the summit had some gusts just over 30mph around 1am this morning.

MsCntry
09-28-2008, 02:03 PM
NEWS FLASH - - - NEWS FLASH

We are starting a short duration mini-contest to guess the high wind for Hurricane Kyle as it passes by the coast of Maine.

Start guessing now and guesses close at 3:00 PM Sunday (today).

On the F6 reports for Sunday or Monday (whichever is higher), September 28th and 29th, what will be the highest wind speed recorded? The winner is the guess which comes closest and DOES NOT go over the actual speed. All guesses must be a whole number.

Are you looking for the high wind on the summit?? Or on the Maine coast???

Charlie
09-28-2008, 02:30 PM
47 for me:eek:

Brad
09-28-2008, 03:01 PM
revision - 32 for me

Brad
09-28-2008, 03:06 PM
The guesses are:

Brad - 23 MPH (was original guess)
Brad - 32 MPH (my computer said 3:00PM but it got posted as 3:01 PM)
Patrad Fischroy - 35 MPH
Bill O - 45 MPH
donnellyvj - 46 MPH
Charlie - 47 MPH

MsCntry
09-28-2008, 04:52 PM
I didn't get to take a guess :( no one answered my question :rolleyes:

If we are talking at the summit I would say probably 40

If we are talking the coast of Maine I would say probably 73

Brad
09-28-2008, 06:01 PM
The F6 report is for conditions on the summit. I will add you to the list since you really did try.

Brad - 23 MPH (was original guess)
Brad - 32 MPH (my computer said 3:00PM but it got posted as 3:01 PM)
Patrad Fischroy - 35 MPH
MsCntry - 40 MPH
Bill O - 45 MPH
donnellyvj - 46 MPH
Charlie - 47 MPH

Brad
09-28-2008, 06:18 PM
So far today according to the Conditions page we have gotten to a high wind of 31.3 MPH. If that holds as the high for the day and tomorrow, and we use my updated guess of 32 MPH, we all lose.

http://images43.fotki.com/v1326/photos/1/1002902/6639399/20080928_012134_conditions-vi.jpg

TrishandAlex
09-28-2008, 06:46 PM
On the summits of Hancock and South Hancock, it was 0-2mph. But it sure was wet! :D TR later.

Congrats to the winner, as usual.

MsCntry
09-28-2008, 08:52 PM
Thank you Brad that was very sweet of you. I dunno maybe we overestimated the weak hurricane LOL. :rolleyes:

Bill O
09-28-2008, 09:04 PM
gusting to 40mph on the summit.

MsCntry
09-28-2008, 09:06 PM
gusting to 40mph on the summit.

Yeahhh Go Kyle!!! LOL :D

Bill O
09-29-2008, 07:00 AM
Oh yeah! 45.7mph

Brad
09-29-2008, 07:03 AM
The F6 for yesterday says 46 MPH for high speed. We will have to wait till tomorrow to see about the contest winner since it is for the 2 day period.

Brad - 23 MPH (was original guess)
Brad - 32 MPH (my computer said 3:00PM but it got posted as 3:01 PM)
Patrad Fischroy - 35 MPH
MsCntry - 40 MPH
Bill O - 45 MPH
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donnellyvj - 46 MPH (a winner?)
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Charlie - 47 MPH

Maybe we have winner right on the nose!

donnellyvj
09-29-2008, 08:49 AM
The F6 for yesterday says 46 MPH for high speed. We will have to wait till tomorrow to see about the contest winner since it is for the 2 day period.

Brad - 23 MPH (was original guess)
Brad - 32 MPH (my computer said 3:00PM but it got posted as 3:01 PM)
Patrad Fischroy - 35 MPH
MsCntry - 40 MPH
Bill O - 45 MPH
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donnellyvj - 46 MPH (a winner?)
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Charlie - 47 MPH

Maybe we have winner right on the nose!


Looking good.

MsCntry
09-29-2008, 02:22 PM
Looking good.

http://bestsmileys.com/tongs/15.gif...:D

Brad
09-30-2008, 05:43 AM
We have a winner!

The F6 for Sunday says 46 MPH for high speed and Monday was 40 MPH. Therefore, the winner is donnellyvj.

Brad - 23 MPH (was original guess)
Brad - 32 MPH (my computer said 3:00PM but it got posted as 3:01 PM)
Patrad Fischroy - 35 MPH
MsCntry - 40 MPH
Bill O - 45 MPH
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donnellyvj - 46 MPH (the winner)
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Charlie - 47 MPH

donnellyvj
09-30-2008, 09:49 AM
......:D......

Brad
09-30-2008, 09:52 AM
......:D......
You can take a bow now.

TrishandAlex
09-30-2008, 09:57 AM
Congrats, donnellyvj!!!

donnellyvj
09-30-2008, 02:28 PM
My prize was the smile I had this morning. Very nice prize. Thank you.

MsCntry
09-30-2008, 03:56 PM
So does that mean he wins Sunday and I win Monday?? :D HeHeHeHe

Bill O
09-30-2008, 04:38 PM
Or does it mean that I win and everybody else just "Price-is-righted" me out of the top spot?

Brad
09-30-2008, 06:32 PM
Bill,

Let it be known by everyone that we think you are a winner. Maybe not for this mini-contest - but for something anyway. Rules are rules and we follow the rules. They clearly state that you are not the winner.

Tough.

TrishandAlex
09-30-2008, 06:57 PM
Very diplomatic, yet firm, Brad. Very authoritative-like. Keep all those unruly contestants in check! :cool:

Charlie
09-30-2008, 07:22 PM
i was sooooooooooo close this time :mad:

Bill O
09-30-2008, 07:26 PM
I'm starting my own mountain top observatory.

Brad
10-01-2008, 06:21 AM
I'm starting my own mountain top observatory.
Have you started piling up the dirt yet? Or will be in VT? We could do dueling web cameras.

Brad
10-01-2008, 06:24 AM
It is time to shift focus back to the major event of the fall season - the Snow Contest. People across the country are lined up to debate the issues and watch to see who wins. I am sure the banners and signs are up cheering for the favorites. The great part of it all is that we do not have a schedule - no specific dates - we will all know when it is done when it is done.