WEATHERFUN'S

CONTEST
2016

The WEATHERFUN Hurricane Contest will run from June 1st to November 30th. The Hurricane Questions for The Contest and the deadline dates for submitting your forecast will be located on the Question Page. You can email your forecast to WEATHERFUN by using the link at the bottom of the Question Page. Your forecast will be posted on the Members Forecast Page. The questions will run from general to current storms. Some of the questions will have a very short deadline to submit your forecast. This is a contest for fun and should lead to some good discussions. When emailing your forecast, just write "My forecast for question #1 is ___________." Questions will be added as we go along. You will be notified by the WEATHERFUN email system when a new question has been added. Anyone can request a question to be added to the contest by sending me an EMAIL

Scoring this year is the same as last year. Each question is worth a certain number of points that will be posted next to the question. Ties will result in those tied members each getting less than what the question is worth.

SCORING
Value
1 Winner
Tied Winner
30
30
28
25
25
22
20
20
16
15
15
12
12
12
10
10
10
8

If no one has the exact forecast for a question, the closest forecast, WITHOUT going over if it's a number and not reaching the date if it's a day, wins and gets what the question was worth. For questions asking how strong the storm will get, the winning forecast has to be exact. Ties for question with Yes or No answers get the full points.

If you have sent in your forecast and want to change it, it will cost 10 points off your points in the Standings each time you change your forecast.

Anyone who joins WEATHERFUN after the Contest has started, may still enter and give a forecast for the questions that haven't been answered up to August 1, 2016, with the exception of Question #6. Any Tropical Systems that might have formed before June 1st, will be counted as part of the Contest for number of storm questions for the season only. Any storm after November 30th, will not count.
At the end of the Hurricane Season, November 30, 2015,
the member with the most points will be named

HEAD HURRICANE FORECASTER OF WEATHERFUN FOR 2016

And the winner's name will be added to the WEATHERFUN Hall Of Fame.
In addition, the winner will receive, via the US Postal Service,
this beautiful plaque with your name and location engraved on it.


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Good Luck. And now on to the questions.


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