M.T. Cranium Registered User
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1. Predict the IMT (Irish Mean Temperature), the average for five locations, Claremorris, Mullingar, Casement, Oak Park and Shannon. The 1981-2010 normal value for April is 8.4 C. (max 25 points)

2. Predict the MAX (highest temperature at any regular reporting site as confirmed in the Monthly Summary of Met-Eireann) during April. (max 20 points)

3. Predict the MIN (lowest temperature etc, see above) (max 20 points)

4. Predict the PRC in April (rainfall and liquid equivalent of any frozen precip) as a percentage of normal values. The baseline for this is a grid of eleven stations, the five mentioned in part one above, and also Belmullet, Malin Head, Valentia, Ballyhaise, Johnstown Castle, and Cork. (max 15 points)

5. Predict the SUN (sunshine) for April as a percentage of normal values at six locations (Casement, Dublin, Belmullet, Cork, Shannon, Valentia). (max 10 points)

6. For a BONUS question (10 points), we will utilize the fact that there are now ten regular reports of sunshine hours in the daily data. These come from six that we use in the contest (Belmullet, Cork, Valentia, Shannon, Dublin, Casement) as well as Malin Head, Knock, Gurteen and Johnstown Castle. So for Easter Sunday which is the 16th, predict the maximum amount of sunshine (for seven points) and which of these ten locations will either record it or share it (for three points, two available for second place and one for third in the sunshine sweepstakes). A superbonus of one point for anyone who can finish top three in both categories (must score max of three for location). Forecast should be in hours and tenths of hours (e.g., 4.2 hrs) and the maximum possible is about 13 in the south to 14 in the north.


Enter by the deadline of 0300h Saturday 1st of April, after which penalties run at 1 point every 3h or portion late to 1800h 2nd (at this point the penalty stands at 15 points) then 1 point per hour after that.

Good luck!

sryanbruen Registered User
#2

sryanbruen __________ 9.1 _ 21.0_ -1.0 _ 90_ 110_ 10 hours, Dublin Airport

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Bsal Registered User
#3

Bsal __________ 8.7 _ 20.3_ -0.8 _ 105_ 112_ 8.7 hours, Casement

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Rikand Registered User
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Rikand.... 9.0..... 22.5..... -1.0.... 90.... 120.... 8.0 Johnstown Castle

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200motels Registered User
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200motels------ 9.1 _ 22.2_ -1.0 _ 92_ 111_ 9 hours, Dublin Airport

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JCX BXC Registered User
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JXC BXC______________8.4c__22.5c__-0.5c__115__89__6 Johnstown Castle

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sdanseo Registered User
#7

First time entry to this, I think. Sure why not!

sdanseo________8.9__21.4__-2.1__104__108__9.6, Johnstown Castle

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M.T. Cranium Registered User
#8

MTC _____ 9.4 __ 23.0 __ -1.8 __ 090 __ 115 ___ 7.5h Cork

pauldry Registered User
#9

Pauldry _____ 9.0 __ 22.8 __ -1.1 __ 088 __ 111 ___ 7.8h Dublin

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dasa29 Registered User
#10

Dasa29 _____ 9.0__ 20.0 __ -1.5 __ 100 __ 110 ___ 7h Valentia

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John mac Registered User
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john mac _____ 8.7 __ 22.0 __ -2.0 __ 110 __ 102 ___ 8.9h shannon

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DOCARCH Moderator
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DOCARCH __________ 8.8 _ 20.7_ -2.1 _ 94_ 112_ 9.2 hours, Johnstown Castle

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sunflower3 Registered User
#13

Sunflower3 __________ 9.2 _ 21.7_ -1.3 _ 105_ 115_ 6.5 hours, Johnstown Castle

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kindredspirit Registered User
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Kindred Spirit _____ 9.2 ___ 21.5 ___ -1.0° ___102 ___ 116 ___ 7.0. Johnstown Castle

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Tae laidir Registered User
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Tae laidir __________ 9.3 _ 19.5 _ -1.3 _ 88 _ 113 _ 5.9 hours, Costa Malin.

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