The second week of the Weathernator Forecasting Contest has ended with two teams from North Desoto Upper Elementary leading the competion. Last week forty teams from nearly a dozen Arklatex schools created forecasts for Texarkana. Those forecasts answered four questions. What will be the next day’s high temperature? What will be the next day’s low temperature? Will it rain? and Will it snow?
Teams receive points for every degree they miss the high and low temperatures and five points for missing the rain and snow questions. Those points are added up with an average determinded for each day’s forecast. Here is the list of the contest’s top 20 teams:
|Current Contest Standings Through Day 10|
|ACE Hooks Jr. High||8.57|
|Highland Park 5th Montiel||8.60|
|New Boston Middle 2||8.70|
|Highland Park 4th Krafft||8.78|
|Westlawn Mjones M||8.80|
|New Boston Middle 1||9.10|
|St. Joseph Catholic||9.30|
|Westlawn Mjones D||9.30|
|Westlawn Mjones R||9.60|
|Westlawn Kjones N||9.60|
|Goldonna Elem/Jr High||9.90|
|Highland Park 4th Ford||10.00|
The final week of the contest will resume next Monday when teams will begin forecasting for Concord, NH. Should be an interesting week as long range models show snow could be possible.