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tdb1977
03-17-2013, 09:11 PM
Its time to start to get the April Contest off the ground. This month, as I mentioned earlier, will deal with rain fall. You will need to guess the amount of liquid that falls onto the summit. Your guess can be out to the hundredth spot, for example 5.34 inches. All entries will need to be in for this April's contest will need to be in by March 31st at 11:59 PM. The simple rules to follow are:

1. One submission per forum ID
2. There can be no duplicates. First person to submit a particular number will own that guess.
3. If the proper answer is not selected by anyone, the winner will be the closest guess, without going over, according to the F6 report.
4. Any attempt to alter the amount of precipitation that the summit receives for the month will be an automatically disqualification.
5. You can attempt to bribe one of the observer but they cannot add any liquid to the rain guage to bump the numbers up nor can they empty the rain guage with reporting the correct amount.
6. The official source of data is the Daily F6 as published on the Observatory's web site.
7. Anyone & everyone will be allowed to enter.
8. Most of all... Have Fun!!!

Good luck everyone :)

Snow Miser
03-18-2013, 06:42 AM
Good idea for an April contest tdb1977! My guess is 8.75 inches.

sdways01
03-18-2013, 10:37 AM
8.11 inches will be my guess.

whitemtnvisitor
03-19-2013, 12:25 AM
I'll go with 8.28

stevylake
03-19-2013, 08:33 AM
7.19 is my estimate

tdb1977
03-20-2013, 06:57 AM
Guesses so far for April:


sdways01 - 8.11
whitemtnvisitor - 8.28
Snow Miser - 8.75
tdb1977 - 10.01

Moa57
03-25-2013, 08:47 AM
My guess will be 7.11

tdb1977
03-25-2013, 11:55 AM
Your guess is in Moa57!

Moa57 - 7.11
sdways01 - 8.11
whitemtnvisitor - 8.28
Snow Miser - 8.75
tdb1977 - 10.01

Bill O
03-29-2013, 02:06 PM
The monthly average is 7.44"

I'll go with 6.00"

tdb1977
03-30-2013, 06:59 AM
Welcome on board Bill O. You guess has been entered for the month. Anyone else? Still got a day to get those guesses in.

Bill O - 6.00
Moa57 - 7.11
sdways01 - 8.11
whitemtnvisitor - 8.28
Snow Miser - 8.75
tdb1977 - 10.01

tdb1977
04-01-2013, 06:25 AM
Entries are now locked for this month. Good luck everyone.

sdways01
04-17-2013, 08:47 AM
After 16 of 30 days for the month, we're at 4.04 inches so far

tdb1977
04-24-2013, 11:51 AM
With less than 1 week to go, 4.90 inches of precip have been collected in the can.

As a side note, I have not had time to come up with a contest idea for May. If someone can come up with an idea for May and get one started, great. If not, I will definitely be back with one in June.

whitemtnvisitor
04-29-2013, 09:06 PM
MW seems to be foiling us on this one. Dry, Dry, Dry...

sdways01
05-01-2013, 08:54 AM
4.94 was the total. More than a inch less than anyone expected.

tdb1977
05-01-2013, 10:21 PM
With everyone going over this month, there is no winner this month. I think this might be a first.

Bill O
05-14-2013, 04:05 PM
I may not have won, but I was the closest.

BTW, I'd like to put in my usual objection to the rule of "closest without going over" in that it makes absolutely no sense to me in the scientific aspect and it is completely derived from the notion that the rules of "The Price Is Right" should apply to the rest of life.