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October 2017 Boards weather forecast contest

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,776 ✭✭✭Joe Public


    Joe Public has the highest IMT forecast and the largest number of locations with a frost. I think he is looking for some sort of last minute reversal of this pattern to get that combination. If he's right it's going to be worth about a 20 point edge on the field.

    One countrywide freezing night should sort that :-)


  • Registered Users Posts: 705 ✭✭✭Tae laidir


    Phoenix Park reached 19.9 yesterday.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,814 ✭✭✭pauldry


    14.9c tonight is 4.1c higher than my IMT


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,248 ✭✭✭✭M.T. Cranium


    After two weeks ...

    IMT at 12.1 with the second week a mild 12.9, 2.2 above normal.

    PRC at 73% with this past week 85% of normal.

    SUN at 65% with another dull week (60% of normal). (361/600)

    MAX 19.9 and MIN 0.3

    Note: Max was set on 13th and tied on 14th at PP.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,248 ✭✭✭✭M.T. Cranium


    After three weeks, Ophelia and Brian (plus the un-named deluge) ...

    IMT now at 11.6, with this past week at 10.7, which was 0.6 above normal. As the next week looks fairly mild this may finish near or a bit higher than where it is now.

    PRC now 105% of normal, with 170% on average this past week. That would result in a value of about 90% if the rest of the month (today to 31st) had three quarters of the normal amount, so it could fall back below average.

    SUN is now down to 62% as this past week managed only 56% (335/600). This could improve a bit perhaps but hard to see how it gets much better than 70%.

    MAX 19.9 and MIN 0.3 -- there is probably a faint chance of a frost towards the end of the month. Otherwise this will go down as the lamest bonus question of them all.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,814 ✭✭✭pauldry


    Well there was a min of -0.5c in

    Ballinacarrow,
    Bunninadden and Templehouse in Sligo

    Unfortunately at Collooney and Markree I think it had risen to 0c so dont know if frost will count


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,776 ✭✭✭Joe Public


    After three weeks, Ophelia and Brian (plus the un-named deluge) ...

    MAX 19.9 and MIN 0.3 -- there is probably a faint chance of a frost towards the end of the month. Otherwise this will go down as the lamest bonus question of them all.

    Just hope there are no penalties for being way off the mark :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,248 ✭✭✭✭M.T. Cranium


    After four weeks, I thought at first no climate data had updated from looking at tables but the maps in the ag-met portion have updated ...

    ... so based on them, the values are now

    IMT now about 11.4, the last week at 10.9 C.

    PRC down to 93% with this past week around 55% (Malin Head estimated).

    SUN improved a bit alright, to 63% with this past week 66.3%.

    There was another near-frost on the 27th but MAX and MIN remain 19.9 and 0.3, with zero stations recording an air frost. Tonight looks like the only chance left.

    Final values (speculating)

    IMT 11.2

    PRC 090

    SUN 060

    MAX 19.9 MIN --0.5


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,248 ✭✭✭✭M.T. Cranium


    Well usually I can confirm the IMT and PRC on the first, but "monthly data" on the met.ie website remain non-updated since 23 October. From the daily values 29-31, I believe that IMT is around 11.2 and PRC is around 90% and SUN is around 60%.

    Hopefully the Monthly Summary will appear tomorrow and clarify these numbers even if monthly data do not update.

    It also appears that there was no air frost, another near-miss came and went on the 30th and unless the MS says otherwise, I think Elmer pitched a perfect game (probably the wrong sports metaphor for this readership but I am almost unconscious after scoring another contest elsewhere).

    Looks like MIN and SUN will require some assisted scoring. Otherwise should be fairly straightforward. For the bonus, I will give three tens, and then count down in pairs. The three tens are because Elmer obviously would get ten, in fact I may give him twelve, then of the regulars two should get ten also. I don't have that page in front of me, seems like some went for four stations so they would get the max points.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,248 ✭✭✭✭M.T. Cranium


    The MS gives the following values for October:

    IMT 11.2

    MAX 19.9

    MIN 0.2

    PRC 83%

    SUN 63%

    No. of air frosts __ 0 __ zero __ nada

    Scoring report to follow
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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,248 ✭✭✭✭M.T. Cranium


    Scoring for October 2017


    FORECASTER ________ IMT_MAX_MIN_PRC_SUN ____ Frosty (#)


    mickger844posts _____ 22 _ 13 _ 18*_ 13 _ 04*____10 ______ 80

    MrSkinner ___________24 _ 15 _ 15*_ 08 _ 06*____ 9 ______ 77

    Pauldry _____________21 _ 18 _ 14*_ 09 _ 08*____ 4 ______ 74

    Rameire ____________ 19 _ 09 _ 14*_ 14 _ 09*____ 8 ______ 73

    200motels __________ 21 _ 08 _ 18*_ 12 _ 03*____ 7 ______ 69

    Lumi _______________16 _ 18 _ 09*_ 09 _ 08*____ 9 ______ 69

    M.T. Cranium __ (-1) __23 _ 14 _ 08*_ 09 _ 06*____ 9 _ 69-1= 68

    sryanbruen __________07 _ 19 _ 16*_ 08 _ 08*____10 ______ 68


    Con Sensus _________ 20 _ 15 _ 12*_ 09 _ 06*____ 6 ______ 68


    Sunflower3 __________21 _ 15 _ 09*_ 11 _ 04*____ 6 ______ 66

    Jpmarn _____________18 _ 14 _ 09*_ 11 _ 06*____ 4 ______ 62


    NormaL ____________ 14 _ 17 _ 09*_ 09 _ 07*____ 3 ______ 59


    Dasa29 _____________13 _ 11 _ 18*_ 06 _ 09*____ 2 ______ 59

    Bsal _______________ 17 _ 10 _ 12*_ 04 _ 08*____ 7 ______ 58

    Dacogawa __________ 19 _ 12 _ 10*_ 00 _ 10*____ 7 ______ 58

    Rikand _______ (-2) __23 _ 09 _ 08*_ 13 _ 02*____ 1 _ 56-2= 54

    DOCARCH __________ 17 _ 13 _ 06*_ 10 _ 04*____ 4 ______ 54

    waterways __________ 22 _ 02 _ 15*_ 00 _ 08*____ 5 ______ 52

    john mac ____ (-3) ___ 11 _ 09 _ 16*_ 06 _ 06*____ 2 _ 50-3=47

    Elmer Blooker ________23 _ 01 _ 09*_ 01 _ 00 ____12 ______ 46

    Tae laidir ___________ 20 _ 03 _ 08*_ 01 _ 09*____ 4 ______ 45

    Joe Public ___________ 21 _ 00 _ 05*_ 15 _ 02*____ 1 ______ 44

    kindredspirit __ (-10) __16 _ 01 _ 12*_ 08 _ 06*____ 6 _ 49-10=39

    ___________________________________________________________

    * MIN and SUN scored from minimum progression -- as nobody was even close on MIN, the range was set somewhat narrower than usual (top 18/20, bottom 5/20).

    Congrats to mickger844posts, Mr Skinner and Pauldry for leading the way in October (Rameire close in 4th place).

    Annual scoring update to follow ...

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    (actual forecasts)


    FORECASTER ________ IMT _ MAX _ MIN _ PRC _ SUN __ Frosty (#)


    Joe Public ___________ 11.6 _ 21.9 _--3.6 _ 085 _ 120 ____21

    Elmer Blooker ________11.4 _ 21.8 __ 2.8 _ 040 _ 150 ____ 0

    MrSkinner ___________11.1 _ 19.4 _--1.8 _ 105 _ 105 ____ 6

    Rikand _______ (-2) __ 11.0 _ 21.0 _--3.0 _ 090 _ 120 ____15

    M.T. Cranium __ (-1) __11.0 _ 20.5 _--2.9 _ 100 _ 105 ____ 7

    waterways __________ 10.9 _ 21.7 _--1.8 _ 131 _ 094 ____11

    mickger844posts _____ 10.9 _ 19.2 _--1.5 _ 090 _ 110 ____ 5

    Sunflower3 __________10.8 _ 20.4 _--2.8 _ 095 _ 110 ____10

    Pauldry _____________10.8 _ 19.7 _--1.9 _ 100 _ 095 ____12

    200motels __________ 10.8 _ 18.7 _--1.5 _ 093 _ 116 ____ 9

    Tae laidir ___________ 10.7 _ 18.2 _--3.0 _ 125 _ 090 ____12


    Con Sensus _________ 10.7 _ 19.4 _--2.0 _ 100 _ 105 ____10


    Dacogawa ___________10.6 _ 19.1 _--2.1 _ 144 _ 072 ____ 9

    Rameire ____________ 10.6 _ 18.8 _--1.9 _ 080 _ 092 ____ 8

    Jpmarn _____________10.5 _ 20.5 _--2.7 _ 095 _ 105 ____12

    DOCARCH __________ 10.4 _ 19.2 _--3.1 _ 097 _ 108 ____12

    Bsal _______________ 10.4 _ 18.9 _--2.0 _ 115 _ 096 ____ 9

    Lumi _______________10.3 _ 19.7 _--2.5 _ 100 _ 096 ____ 7

    kindredspirit __ (-10) _ 10.3 _ 18.0 _--2.0 _ 105 _ 105 ____10


    NormaL _____________10.1 _ 20.2 _--2.7 _ 100 _ 100 ____10


    Dasa29 _____________10.0 _ 19.0 _--1.5 _ 110 _ 090 ____15

    john mac ____ (-3) ____9.8 _ 18.8 _--1.7 _ 110 _ 105 ____14

    sryanbruen ___________9.4 _ 19.8 _--1.7 _ 105 _ 095 ____ 4


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,248 ✭✭✭✭M.T. Cranium


    Annual scoring January to October 2017

    This month the scoring table is based on best 8 of 10 scores. The total scores are in the last column with their ranks but the table is determined by the scores in the second column, best 8 of 10 (en route to the final best 10 of 12 at the end of the year). There is no longer any indicator of your rank in the previous month, you'll have to check back to find that. Mr Skinner moved up four spots this month from 7th to 3rd.


    rank_best 8_FORECASTER __ JAN_FEB_MAR_APR_MAY_JUN_JUL_AUG_SEP_OCT __ TOTAL

    01 _ 562 __ mickger844posts_74 _ 54 _ 73 _ 63 _ 55 _ 65 _ 70 _ 72 _ 65 _ 80 ___ 671 ( 1)
    02 _ 550 __ pauldry ________74 _ 66 _ 62 _ 56 _ 60 _ 64 _ 72 _ 73 _ 65 _ 74 ___ 666 ( 2)
    03 _ 545 __ MrSkinner ______50 _ 66 _ 41 _ 66 _ 72 _ 58 _ 70 _ 69 _ 67 _ 77 ___ 636 ( 3)

    04 _ 544 __ Con Sensus ____ 59 _ 66 _ 74 _ 62 _ 69 _ 65 _ 61 _ 71 _ 69 _ 68 ___ 664 ( 3)

    04 _ 539 __ DOCARCH ______47 _ 73 _ 65 _ 74 _ 60 _ 68 _ 77 _ 68 _ 48 _ 54 ___ 634 ( 4)
    t05_ 532 __ Tae laidir ______ 68 _ 57 _ 56 _ 76 _ 71 _ 68 _ 50 _ 64 _ 72 _ 45 ___ 627 ( 7)
    t05_ 532 __ Lumi __________57 _ 72 _ 72 _ --- _ 70 _ 72 _ --- _ 80 _ 40 _ 69 ___ 532 (20)
    07 _ 531 __ Dacogawa _____ 46 _ 62 _ --- _ 51 _ 79 _ 71 _ 90 _ 57 _ 63 _ 58 ___ 577 (13)
    08 _ 529 __ Bsal __________ 49 _ 58 _ 60 _ 58 _ 67 _ 69 _ 78 _ 81 _ 55 _ 58 ___ 633 ( 5)
    09 _ 523 __ Rameire _______ 57 _ 56 _ 52 _ 66 _ 65 _ 70 _ 60 _ 75 _ 57 _ 73 ___ 631 ( 6)
    10 _ 515 __ John mac ______ 58 _ 59 _ 76 _ 62 _ 64 _ 55 _ 62 _ 69 _ 65 _ 47 ___ 617 ( 8)

    t11 _507 __ sryanbruen _____43 _ 76 _ 62 _ 60 _ 39 _ 70 _ 44 _ 69 _ 58 _ 68 ___ 589 ( 9)
    t11 _507 __ 200motels _____ 64 _ 51 _ 69 _ 52 _ 35 _ 65 _ 69 _ 68 _ 34 _ 69 ___ 576 (14)

    13 _ 495 __ NormaL _______ 43 _ 68 _ 61 _ 63 _ 61 _ 41 _ 66 _ 66 _ 51 _ 59 ___ 579 (13)

    t13 _493 __ Kindred Spirit ___54 _ 78 _ 55 _ 56 _ 49 _ 64 _ 60 _ 75 _ 51 _ 39 ___ 581 (11)
    t13 _493 __ waterways _____ 49 _ 58 _ 67 _ 12 _ 67 _ 54 _ 68 _ 59 _ 68 _ 52 ___ 554 (17)
    15 _ 492 __ sunflower3 _____ 46 _ 48 _ 62 _ 56 _ 54 _ 67 _ 42 _ 78 _ 61 _ 66 ___ 580 (12)
    16 _ 489 __ Dasa29 ________55 _ 49 _ 59 _ 69 _ 45 _ 59 _ 52 _ 56 _ 80 _ 59 ___ 583 (10)
    17 _ 486 __ Rikand ________ 54 _ 63 _ 66 _ 54 _ 75 _ 64 _ 46 _ 40 _ 56 _ 54 ___ 572 (15)
    t18 _480 __ Jpmarn ________70 _ 70 _ 22 _ 55 _ 56 _ 43 _ 51 _ 61 _ 55 _ 62 ___ 545 (18)
    t18 _480 __ M.T. Cranium ___53 _ 46 _ 75 _ 56 _ 44 _ 58 _ 77 _ 47 _ 32 _ 68 ___ 556 (16)
    20 _ 460 __ Joe Public ______36 _ 57 _ 54 _ 46 _ 87 _ 56 _ 45 _ 68 _ 47 _ 44 ___ 540 (19)

    21 _ 453 _(best of occasionals)--- _ 60 _ 63 _ 68 _ 39 _ 56 _ 74 _ --- _ 47 _ 46 ___ 453 (21)

    xxx JCX BXC _____________ --- _ 60 _ 63 _ 47 _ --- _ --- _ --- _ --- _ --- _ --- ___ 170
    xxx sdanseo _____________ --- _ --- _ --- _ 68 _ --- _ 56 _ 40 _ --- _ --- _ --- ___ 164
    xxx waterjohn ____________--- _ --- _ --- _ 62 _ 39 _ --- _ --- _ --- _ --- _ --- ___ 101
    xxx Gonzo _______________--- _ --- _ --- _ --- _ --- _ --- _ 74 _ --- _ --- _ --- ____74
    xxx Tazio ________________--- _ --- _ --- _ --- _ --- _ --- _ --- _ --- _ 47 _ --- ____47
    xxx Elmer Blooker _________--- _ --- _ --- _ --- _ --- _ --- _ --- _ --- _ --- _ 46 ____46

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    Some changes at the top of the scoring table with mickger844posts now in the lead after also winning October. Would say anyone in top half of the table has a good chance with two months left.


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