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tdb1977
04-15-2014, 01:13 PM
With April's contest being all about the rain, lets add a little bit of light and set May's contest to total minutes of sunshine! That will brighten things up a bit I hope! For the month of May, there are a total of 27,878 minutes of sunshine during the month. Hopefully, there will be lots of sunshine on the summit this coming May.

This month's rules:

1. One submission per ID
2. There cannot be any duplicates. If someone has guessed that number first, they own the number for the month. There are plenty of numbers to choose from :)
3. If there is no winner, the person closet to the final number will be declared the winner
4. The official number will come from the F6 report for the month of May
5. Anyone can enter the contest, including those that happen to work on the summit (they sure are lucky!)
6. Any attempt to keep the summit clear of clouds so more sunshine can pour down onto the summit is prohibited. This includes setting up some sort of giant fan that is powerful enough to push the clouds away
7. And finally, have fun with this!

All entries need to be in by April 30th, at 11:59 PM. Good luck everyone :)

whitemtnvisitor
04-15-2014, 08:24 PM
I'll go with 9999

Snow Miser
04-16-2014, 06:42 AM
I'm going to guess 11,300.

Moa57
04-17-2014, 03:11 PM
My guess will be 10,550.

sdways01
04-18-2014, 08:57 AM
9714 is my guess.

Since the rules only say I can't blow clouds away, once we hit that number I'm bringing up a fog machine. ;)

tdb1977
04-18-2014, 12:29 PM
9714 is my guess.

Since the rules only say I can't blow clouds away, once we hit that number I'm bringing up a fog machine. ;)

Well, darn. I didn't specify that in the rules. Hmmm. You got me there!

tdb1977
04-18-2014, 12:32 PM
09217 minutes - tdb1977
09714 minutes - sdways01
09999 minutes - whitemtnvisitor
10550 minutes - Moa57
11300 minutes - snow miser

I was going to go with 1 minute and then have the fog machine show up for the rest of the month, but I decided that would be just to cruel to happen. Thanks for the idea sdways01 :)

sdways01
04-18-2014, 01:19 PM
I was going to go with 1 minute and then have the fog machine show up for the rest of the month, but I decided that would be just to cruel to happen. Thanks for the idea sdways01 :)

At least give them a full hour or so clear up there.

tdb1977
05-01-2014, 10:09 AM
Here are this month's entries for the May Contest! Good luck everyone, and lets hope for a sunny month!

09217 minutes - tdb1977
09714 minutes - sdways01
09999 minutes - whitemtnvisitor
10550 minutes - Moa57
11300 minutes - snow miser

tdb1977
05-04-2014, 09:42 AM
3 days into the month and ONLY 94 minutes of sunshine on the summit so far!

tdb1977
05-07-2014, 05:06 AM
After 2 days of being socked in the fog and clouds, the summit was graced with 15 minutes of sunshine on Tuesday. The monthly total of sunshine has now reached a whooping 109 minutes! With 24 days to go for the month, the summit will hopefully get sunnier days ahead. Have a great Wednesday everyone

tdb1977
05-19-2014, 05:02 PM
Sunshine minutes are starting to stack up on the summit as the summit has now picked up 4035 minutes for the month. With 12 days left to go for the month, hopefully there will be more sunshine and less clouds!

tdb1977
05-23-2014, 06:33 AM
A couple more days have past by, and the total sunshine minutes has gone up some more. The summit now stands at 5393 minutes. There are still 8 days left, and hopefully a few days of full sunshine will get us close to some of the numbers guested. Here are the guesses for the month:

9217 minutes - tdb1977
9714 minutes - sdways01
9999 minutes - whitemtnvisitor
10550 minutes - Moa57
11300 minutes - snow miser

sdways01
05-30-2014, 08:38 AM
With 2 days remaining and the count only at 6768 so far, I think it's safe to say it's in the bag for tdb1977

tdb1977
05-30-2014, 09:02 PM
And I'm surprised no one has gone up to the summit looking for the couple of fog machines that I hid around the summit. Now I just need to get them back so I don't get charge an extra fee since I rented them for the month :)

Snow Miser
05-31-2014, 08:58 AM
Those fog machines would explain the spike in electricity usage the Obs couldn't figure out. :)

tdb1977
06-01-2014, 07:34 PM
HAHAHA! Hope the spike in electricity didn't cause any problems with the budget.

Anyway, with 7466 minutes of sunshine for the month of May - I declare the winner to be, well, me with a guess of 9217 minutes. Just a hair outside on that guess. Thanks everyone for participating in the May contest. June has already begun. Watch for a special contest coming up here in a week, where I will post full details! This one is going to be GOOD, I promise!

Snow Miser
06-02-2014, 06:38 AM
Congratulations tdb1977 on a good win!!!