SIGN UP FOR THE 2019 WEATHERNATOR FORECASTING CONTEST

CONTEST BEGINS IN FEBRUARY WITH CLASSROOM VISITS IN JANUARY

Teachers are you interested in giving you students a chance to learn what it's like to be a meteorologist?  If so, take part in the 2019 Weathernator Forecasting contest.  I am now signing up 4th through 8th grade classrooms to participate in the contest.  

Here is how it works.  During the contest your team or teams will use this website to create a weather forecast that answers four questions.  1.  What will the next day's high temperature be.  2. What will the next day's low temperature be.  3. Will it rain?  Yes or no.  4. Will it snow?  Yes or no.   Teams are scored on the accuracy of their forecasts. 

Wondering how your students will know how to forecast?  During the month of January, I will visit each school participating in the contest.  During my visit, I will teach your kids how the things on a weather map use the water cycle to create the weather that we experience.  We will then use this website to make a forecast just as you will do during the contest.  Since this will be a day in December, we will be able to grade the forecasts so your students can see how they did.  That evening, I will show some video of the students or students who had the most accurate forecast.  

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a visit drop me an email at twarren@ktalnews.tv.  Be aware that due to preparation time needed for our normal evening newscasts, I'll have to visit your schools in the morning.

   -Todd Warren

2018 Contest FINAL Standings 
School Name Pts/Day
Waggoner Creek A 7.54
Fairfield Magnet Meerpohl 7.60
Walnut Hill Hernandez 7.60
N. Desoto-Humelsine 7.64
N. Desoto-Burford 7.79
Waggoner Creek B 7.92
N. Boston Middle Keeling A 8.08
Fairfield Magnet Kliebert 8.13
Farifield Magnet Williams Stokes 8.20
N. Desoto-Pierce 8.57
St. James 4th 8.67
Maud Elem 5th B 8.79
Maud Elem 4th B 8.80
N. Desoto-Keith 8.93
Linden Elem Martinez 9.00
St. James 5th B 9.00
Shreve Island Elem 9.00
N. Desoto-Arinder 9.14
Highland Park Cruz 9.15
N. Boston Middle Parson B 9.36
Maud Elem 5th A 9.42
Maud Elem 4th A 9.43
Highland Park McGraw 9.43
St. James 5th A 9.60
Linden Elem McNutt 9.67
N. Boston Middle Keeling B 9.69
St James 6th A 9.77
Highland Park Eddy 10.07
Highland Park Vaughn 10.14
N. Boston Middle Parson A 10.36
N. Desoto-Sebron 10.43
St James 6th B 10.46
Linden Elem Haskins 10.47
Highland Park Montiel 10.57
St. James 5th C 10.67
Highland Park Ford 10.71
N. Desoto-Snider 13.67
N. Desoto-Darden 13.67

FORECASTS FOR DAY 15 

Shreve Island Elem

46 3 32 5 y y 5
Walnut Hill Hernandez 43 0 37 0 n 5 n
57 NF 14 60 23 100
54 NF 11 62 25 100
50 NF 7 64 27 100
50 NF 7 56 19 100
58 NF 15 59 22 100
57 NF 14 50 13 100
57 NF 0 43 6 4
57 NF 0 64 27 3
58 NF 15 57 20 100
57 NF 14 60 23 100
56 NF 13 62 25 9
57 NF 14 63 26 3
55 NF 12 61 24 100
N. Desoto-Pierce 43 0 33 4 y n 0
N. Desoto-Humelsine 43 0 34 3 y y 5
N. Desoto-Arinder 42 1 32 5 y y 5
N. Desoto-Sebron 46 3 31 6 y y 5
N. Desoto-Keith 42 1 33 4 y n
N. Desoto-Darden 43 nf 0 37 0 0
N. Desoto-Snider 43 nf 0 37 0 0
N. Desoto-Burford 45 2 35 2 n 5 n 0
St. James 4th 45 2 35 2 n 5 n
St. James 5th A 45 2 34 3 y y 5
St. James 5th B 46 3 35 2 n 5 n
St. James 5th C 46 3 32 5 y n
St James 6th A 45 2 34 3 y n
St James 6th B 45 2 35 2 y n
Highland Park Vaughn 43 0 36 1 y n
Highland Park McGraw 44 1 32 5 y n
Highland Park Montiel 45 2 37 0 n 5 n
Highland Park Ford 42 1 33 4 n 5 n
Highland Park Eddy 43 0 34 3 n 5 n
Highland Park Cruz 45 2 36 1 y n
Fairfield Magnet Meerpohl 45 2 34 3 n 5 n
Fairfield Magnet Kliebert 44 1 34 3 n 5 n
Farifield Magnet Williams Stokes 43 0 34 3 n 5 n
Linden Elem Martinez 45 2 36 1 y n
Linden Elem McNutt 46 3 35 2 n 5 n
Linden Elem Haskins 46 3 35 2 n 5 n
Maud Elem 4th A 43 0 33 4 n 5 n
Maud Elem 4th B 43 nf 0 37 0
Maud Elem 5th A 43 0 33 4 n 5 n 5
Maud Elem 5th B 45 2 33 4 y n 5
N. Boston Middle Keeling A 43 nf 0 37 0 0
N. Boston Middle Keeling B 43 nf 0 37 0 0
N. Boston Middle Parson A 43 nf 0 37 0 0
N. Boston Middle Parson B 43 nf 0 37 0 0
Waggoner Creek A 43 0 36 1 y n 0
Waggoner Creek B 43 0 35 2 y y 5
Forecast Model Temperatures 
This Week  Boston, MA 
High Temperatures
EURO RPM GFS NAM NWS
42 ` 46 43 44 42

Daytime Wind: NNE 20-25

Low Temperatures
38 35 36 32 34

Overnight Wind: NNE 20

Chance for Rain/Snow
50%/30% 30%/20% 40%/20% 50%/30% 40%/30%
Hourly Temperatures & Cloud Cover
GFS Model
12a 3a 6a 9a 12p 3p 6p 9p 12a
40 39 38 41 41 40 38 37 37
OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV
NAM Model
35 35 35 40 42 40 38 39 37
OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV
OV=Cloudy  BK=Mostly Cloudy  SC=Partly Cloudy  FW=Mostly Clear  CL=Clear

Forecasting Contest Video