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Above average temps and average precip for next 9-months


Written By: Eric Anderson, Sep 30, 2015

Environment Canada published their long range forecast maps today.  The below maps reveal higher probability of above average temperatures (yellow and red colors) for each of the next 3-month windows (the three maps), with about average precipitation (represented by the white/no-color regions) in the following three maps.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WeatherFarm and AccuWeather still tied for lead in weather forecasting contest


Written By: Eric Anderson, Aug 28, 2015

With this week's win by Environment Canada, they are inching-up on our tied contest leaders AccuWeather and WeatherFarm.

We have now completed 10 rounds of our weather forecasting contest (the first round did not include WeatherFarm, but the next 9 did). 

Here are the Total points for the last 9 rounds (with Weather Farm) and then all 10 rounds (without Weather Farm).

 

Here are the ranked weekly results - by points that week (forecaster names then week #):

Here are our contest rules:

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Environment Canada wins round 10 of our weather forecasting contest


Written By: Eric Anderson, Aug 28, 2015

The resuts from the 10th weather forecasting contest ending August 27th are in - the chart below reveals the current contest results and the formula.

Environment Canada had the best 3-day forecast - according to the rules we created without consulting a meterologist.  Consider this "for entertainment purposes only." 

This week the overnight lows for days 2 and 3 were vastly different than anybody forecasted, resulting in some of our lowest scores ever.

Currently, WeatherFarm and AccuWeather are tied for most wins at 4 each, Environment Canada follows with 2 wins, and Weather Network has yet to register a win.

The forecasts were captured at the same time, the day prior to the start of the contest, from the various forecasting groups' websites, for "Saskatoon, SK"

Here are the current round's results:

Here are our contest rules:

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WeatherFarm ties AccuWeather for lead in weather forecasting contest


Written By: Eric Anderson, Aug 24, 2015

With this week's win by WeatherFarm, they have now tied AccuWeather for the most wins in our weather forecasting contest.

We have now completed 9 rounds of our weather forecasting contest (the first round did not include WeatherFarm, but the next 8 did). 

 

Here are the Total points for the last 8 rounds (with Weather Farm) and then all 9 rounds (without Weather Farm).

 

Here are the ranked weekly results - by points that week (forecaster names then week #):

 

Here are our contest rules:

 

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WeatherFarm wins round 9 of the ongoing weather forecasting contest


Written By: Eric Anderson, Aug 24, 2015

The resuts from the 9th weather forecasting contest ending August 23rd are in - the chart below reveals the current contest results and the formula.

WeatherFarm (using their results data, not Environmnet Canada's) had the best 3-day forecast - according to the rules we created without consulting a meterologist.  Consider this "for entertainment purposes only." 

WeatherFarm has now tied AccuWeather for most wins at 4 each, Environment Canada follows with 1 win, and Weather Network has yet to register a win.

The forecasts were captured at the same time, the day prior to the start of the contest, from the various forecasting groups' websites, for "Saskatoon, SK"

Here are the current round's results:

 

 

Here are our contest rules:

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AccuWeather still leading weather forecasting contest


Written By: Eric Anderson, Aug 18, 2015

With this week's win by WeatherFarm, they are closing in on AccuWeather for the most wins in our weather forecasting contest.

We have now completed 8 rounds of our weather forecasting contest (the first round did not include WeatherFarm, but the next 7 did). 

AccuWeather is out in front with 4 weekly-wins so far:

 

 

Here are the Total points for the last 7 rounds (with Weather Farm) and then all 8 rounds (without Weather Farm).

 

 

Here are the ranked weekly results - by points that week (forecaster names then week #):

 

Here are our contest rules:

 

 

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Weather Farm wins round 8 of weather forecasting contest


Written By: Eric Anderson, Aug 18, 2015

The resuts from the 8th weather forecasting contest ending August 17th are in - the chart below reveals the current contest results and the formula.

WeatherFarm (using their results data, not Environmnet Canada's) had the best 3-day forecast - according to the rules we created without consulting a meterologist.  Consider this "for entertainment purposes only." 

AccuWeather still leads the contest with the most wins (at 4) and most total points, with WeatherFarm in 2nd with 3 wins, and Environment Canada in 3rd with 1 win (Weather Network has yet to register a win).

Of note, this weeks score by WeatherFarm was the highest recorded to date!

The forecasts were captured at the same time, the day prior to the start of the contest, from the various forecasting groups' websites, for "Saskatoon, SK"

Here are the current round's results:

Hetre are pur contest rules:

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WeatherFarm closing in on AccuWeather to lead weather forecasting contest


Written By: Eric Anderson, Aug 14, 2015

With this week's win by WeatherFarm, they are closing in on AccuWeather for the most wins in our weather forecasting contest.

We have now completed 7 rounds of our weather forecasting contest (the first round did not include WeatherFarm, but the next five did). 

AccuWeather is out in front with 4 weekly-wins so far:

Here are the Total points for the last 6 rounds (with Weather Farm) and then all 7 rounds (without Weather Farm).

Here are the ranked weekly results - by points that week (forecaster names then week #):

Here is our points formula:

 

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WeatherFarm wins round 7 of weather forecasting contest


Written By: Eric Anderson, Aug 14, 2015

The resuts from the 7th weather forecasting contest ending August 13th are in - the chart below reveals the current contest results and the formula.

WeatherFarm (using their results data, not Environmnet Canada's) had the best 3-day forecast - according to the rules we created without consulting a meterologist.  Consider this "for entertainment purposes only."  AccuWeather still leads the contest with the most wins (at 4) and most total points, with WeatherFarm in 2nd with 2 wins, and Environment Canada in 3rd with 1 win (Weather Network has yet to register a win).

The forecasts were captured at the same time, the day prior to the start of the contest, from the various forecasting groups' websites, for "Saskatoon, SK"

Here are the current round's results:

 

Here is the contest's points formula:

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AccuWeather continues leading our forecasting contest


Written By: Eric Anderson, Aug 10, 2015

We have now completed six rounds of our weather forecasting challenge (the first round did not include WeatherFarm, but the next 6 did). 

AccuWeather is out in front with 4 weekly-wins so far:

Here are the Total points for the last 5 rounds (with Weather Farm) and then all 6 rounds (without Weather Farm).

 

 

Here are the ranked weekly results - by points that week (forecaster names then week #):

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Who has the best weather forecast - AccuWeather wins again


Written By: Eric Anderson, Aug 10, 2015

The resuts from the 6th weather forecasting contest ending August 7th are in - the below charts reveal the current contest results and the formula.

AccuWeather had the best 3-day forecast - according to the rules we created without consulting a meterologist.  Consider this "for entertainment purposes only."  AccuWeather leads the contest with the most wins (at 4) and most total points.  Environment Canada and WeatherFarm also have 1-win each.

The forecasts were captured at the same time, the day prior to the start of the contest, from the various forecasting groups' websites, for "Saskatoon, SK"

Here are the current round's results:

Here are the contest rules:

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AccuWeather still leading our forecasting contest


Written By: Eric Anderson, Aug 04, 2015

We have now completed five rounds of our weather forecasting challenge (the first round did not include WeatherFarm, but the next four did). 

AccuWeather is out in front with 3 weekly-wins so far:

Here are the Total points for the last four rounds (with Weather Farm) and then all five rounds (without Weather Farm).

 

 

Here are the ranked weekly results - by points (forecaster then week #):

 

Here are the contest rules:

 

 

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Who had best weather forecast - Environment Canada this time


Written By: Eric Anderson, Aug 04, 2015

The resuts from the 5th weather forecasting contest are in - the below charts reveal the current contest results and the formula.

Environment Canada had the best 3-day forecast - according to the rules we created without consulting a meterologist.  Consider this "for entertainment purposes only."  This was Environment Canada's first win - Accu Weather has won three-times and Weather Farm once.

The forecasts were captured at the same time, the day prior to the start of the contest, from the various forecasting groups' websites, for "Saskatoon, SK"

Here are the current round's results:

 

Here are our contest rules:

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Weather forecasting contest results to date - AccuWeather in the lead


Written By: Eric Anderson, Jul 28, 2015

We have now completed four rounds of our weather forecasting challenge.  The first round did not include WeatherFarm, but the next three did. 

Here are the Totals for the last three rounds (with Weather Farm) and then all four rounds (without Weather Farm).

 

 

The weekly results that led to these totals are:

 

The contests rules and format are:

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Weather forecasting contest results - round 4 - AccuWeather wins again


Written By: Eric Anderson, Jul 28, 2015

The resuts from the 4th weather forecasting contest are in - the below charts reveal the current contest results and the formula. 

AccuWeather had the best 3-day forecast (again) - according to the rules we created without consulting a meterologist.  Consider this "for entertainment purposes only."

The forecasts were captured at the same time, the day prior to the start of the contest, from the various forecasting groups' websites, for "Saskatoon, SK"

Here are the current round's results:

 

Here are our contest's rules:

 

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Weather forecasting contest results to date


Written By: Eric Anderson, Jul 24, 2015

We've compiled the results from the first three week's of the weather forecasting conest.  The winner so far is AccuWeather, followed by

The contest consists of grabbing their forecasts at the same time on one day, for the following three days, for Saskatoon, SK.  We then check the Environment Canada posted results after the three days have passed and calculate the results.  Weather Farm's forecast is actually for a site north west of Saskatoon, so we post their results in comparison to their site's actual weather results and those of Environment Canada's.

For the first round, we did not include WeatherFarm - only AccuWeather, Environment Canada, and Weather Network.  So, we have results below for those included in all 3 rounds, then only the most recent 2 rounds.

 

Here is the formula we used.

 

 

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Round 3 weather forecasting contest results


Written By: Eric Anderson, Jul 24, 2015

We've tabulated the scores for the third round of the "weather forecasting contest."  The third round was won by the Weather Network, followed by AccuWeather, then Environment Canada, and Weather Farm.

The contest consists of grabbing their forecasts at the same time on one day, for the following three days, for Saskatoon, SK.  We then check the Environment Canada posted results after the three days have passed and calculate the results.  Weather Farm's forecast is actually for a site north west of Saskatoon, so we post their results in comparison to their site's actual weather results and those of Environment Canada's.

Here is the formula we used.

 

We enter their forecasts into the below sheet and do the calculations.  Here are the current results:

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2nd weather forecasting contest results


Written By: Eric Anderson, Jul 20, 2015

The resuts from the 2nd weather forecasting contest are in.  The below charts reveal the most recent set, followed by the previous, and then the contest results formula.  AccuWeather seems to have the best 4-day forecasts - according to the rules we created without consulting a meterologist.  Consider this "for entertainment purposes only."

The forecasts were captured at 9:30 am the day prior to the start of the contest, from the various forecasting groups' websites, for "Saskatoon, SK"

 

 

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