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    Default Contest: December's Low Temperature

    I'm trying to get some action going here so I decided to launch a contest to guess/predict December's low temperature. Entries will be closed after December 5th. No prizes for now, but if this goes well maybe I will sponsor some small prize for future contests.

    There's absolutely no skill involved in my guess, just a guess. I will go for a low of -20F. I reserve the right to change this before voting closes.

    Edit: Thanks for that info on the range of record lows, that should be helpful. Even with that data I will stick with my current guess. My theory, wrong or not, is that Mount Washington approaches or exceeds a daily record almost every month. At worst once every three months. Which brings -20F into play.
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    Great Idea!

    A little background to make this fair...
    From the MWO Archives.

    -Average Daily Temperatures in DEC range from 8F to 15F
    -Record Lows Range from (-18F) at the beginning of the month to (-46F) near the end.
    -Warmest Dec Temperature: 47F
    -Lowest December Temp Last year was -22F

    I'm going to go with a balmy -9F for reasons I do not wish to disclose!

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    I assume that this is without windchill, -15F

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    November has been so warm, it HAS to get more seasonal around here! Put me down for -30.

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    Ever hopefull I'll say -47

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    Quote Originally Posted by gonewandering
    Ever hopefull I'll say -47
    I am going to say it will be -31 for the month of December.
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    -24 is my guess. Maybe a December cold snap will appear.

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    Put me in for -18

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill O
    I'm trying to get some action going here so I decided to launch a contest to guess/predict December's low temperature. Entries will be closed after December 5th. No prizes for now, but if this goes well maybe I will sponsor some small prize for future contests.

    There's absolutely no skill involved in my guess, just a guess. I will go for a low of -20F. I reserve the right to change this before voting closes.

    Edit: Thanks for that info on the range of record lows, that should be helpful. Even with that data I will stick with my current guess. My theory, wrong or not, is that Mount Washington approaches or exceeds a daily record almost every month. At worst once every three months. Which brings -20F into play.
    I'm in for -32. What is the record wind chill on the Mt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WHMOUNTAINMAN
    I'm in for -32. What is the record wind chill on the Mt.
    Sorry, you'll have to wait for the next round. The December contest is closed.

    Not sure about the record windchill. That's not an official stat that goes into the climate record. I'm not sure they record that anywhere on the summit, but you could always go back and compute it with temp and wind speed. I'm guessing the record low windchill is colder than -100F.
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