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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill O
    It's not The Price Is Right so it doesn't matter if you go over...just have to be the closest.

    Waa Waa Wee Waa is right, it got cold last night.
    Maybe the winner gets a MWO card signed by TV Star, Jim Salge? And a free tour of the Observatory when they go up next time, if they are a member.
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    Oh, you mean "Hollywood Jim"?

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    Judging by the current conditions page we might have our first elimination. Maybe the anonymous poster will give up his reasoning behind those numbers.

    Edit: It's official, the temp reached -12F at this morning's synoptic observation. Mike D is now the current leader.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill O
    Judging by the current conditions page we might have our first elimination. Maybe the anonymous poster will give up his reasoning behind those numbers.

    Edit: It's official, the temp reached -12F at this morning's synoptic observation. Mike D is now the current leader.
    The leader is the closest - or the closest but not being lower than the lowest actual number?

    I want that free tour.
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    I'm out, but I was in the lead for 8 days!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad
    The leader is the closest - or the closest but not being lower than the lowest actual number?

    I want that free tour.
    Just has to be the closest, no over/under restrictions.
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    I'm in the lead, but we have 3 weeks left. I'm gunning for a warm snap like the one we had last winter. Of course, if that happened the ski industry would be devastated and winter enthusiasts throughout the region would be upset, but I want the prize! What is the prize?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike D
    I'm in the lead, but we have 3 weeks left. I'm gunning for a warm snap like the one we had last winter. Of course, if that happened the ski industry would be devastated and winter enthusiasts throughout the region would be upset, but I want the prize! What is the prize?
    Yeah, we don't really have a prize. Bragging rights could be the first prize.

    For the next contest I'll sponsor a prize.
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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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