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Winter '17 / '18 - Snowfall Forecast Contests

19th Annual 'Regular Season'

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17th Annual 'Season-total'

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Winter '16 / '17 - Snowfall Forecast Contests
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18th Annual 'Regular Season'
FINAL results here
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16th Annual 'Season-total'
FINAL results here

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Interim Standings


There have been five Contests to date. Under the ‘two-thirds’ rule…forecasters who have entered at least four forecasts are included in this interim summary.

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Donsutherland1 re-claims 1st place after five snowstorms with a 'best 4 out of 5' average SUMSQ Z-Score of -1.134.
Shanabe (-0.982) dropped one click to second.
TQ (-0.589) holds on to 3rd place.
Raven (-0.514) on the strength of winning Contest # 5...jumped from sixth to fourth.

Data table @ the Contest web site.

The forecasters listed below have issued three forecasts to date. They will be included in the next interim summary if they enter a forecast for Contest #6.
bruced39
dmcguriman
ilibov
Mitchel Volk
pjc368
SUMSQ errors for each contest snow storm are normalized with a 'Z-score'...then averaged to compute the standings. Forecasters who have entered at least 2/3 of all snow storm contests are included in the standings.

If a forecaster has participated in more than two-thirds of all snow storm contests...then Z-scores from their 'best two-thirds' forecasts are used to calculate interim and final standings. Same idea as dropping the lowest quiz score before the final grade is computed.

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