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The 2007-08 Fantasy Weather League season has completed. The winner was J.D. McAlpine who received $40 worth of merchandise from Sky-Fire Productions. Second place went to Phillip Marzette who received a set of three NWA cloud charts. Congratulations to the winners and thanks to everyone who participated.

Final Standings

Team McAlpine 3989
Team Marzette 3041
Team King 2522
Team Joyce 1618
Team Paredes 1362

Team Rosters

1. Team Joyce
1. Tampa, FL
2. Anchorage, AK
3. New York, NY
4. Honolulu, HI
5. Seattle, WA
2. Team King
1. Portland, OR
2. Milwaukee, WI
3. Flagstaff, AZ
4. Juneau, AK
5. Charleston, SC
3. Team Marzette
1. Buffalo, NY
2. Lake Charles, LA
3. Tucson, AZ
4. Cheyenne, WY
5. Jackson, KY
4. Team Paredes
1. Missoula, MT
2. Sterling, VA
3. Phoenix, AZ
4. Denver, CO
5. Boise, ID
5. Team McAlpine
1. Des Moines, IA
2. Burlington, VT
3. Grand Rapids, MI
4. El Paso, TX
5. Grand Forks, ND
The Fantasy Weather League is an activity organized by the Reno-Lake Tahoe AMS Student Chapter. Teams draft five weather observing stations drawn from a pool of National Weather Service Forecast Offices. The draft order is determined by an inital random draw and alternating order for odd and even rounds (e.g. the team which selects first in the first round will select last in the second round and first in the third, etc.). Verification is performed with the preliminary climate data provided by each local forecast office and storm reports provided by the website of the Storm Prediction Center.

The scoring system is given below. In general, one and ten point scores can be accumulated each time a given event occurs, while 25 and 100 point scores are bonuses which can only be collected once per station per category. Scores are cumulative, so events exceeding higher thresholds will also score all of the points for the lower ones. Streaks must be separable to be counted twice. All values are given in English units. The scoring period begins at midnight, 1 December 2007 and end at midnight, 1 May 2008 (to allow for award presentation at the May chapter meeting).
Temperature
Maximum > 80 1
Minimum < 0 1
Maximum > 90 10
Minimum < -15 10
Maximum > 100 100
Minimum < -30 100
15 days maximum > 80 10
15 days minimum < 0 10
30 days maximum > 80 100
30 days maximum < 0 100
Precipitation
> 0.25 inches 1
> 1 inch 10
> 3 inches (storm total) 100
15 days w/o precip 10
30 days w/o precip 100
Snowfall
> 1 inch 1
> 6 inches (storm total) 10
> 18 inches (storm total) 100
white Christmas 25
Wind
daily average > 15 mph 10
daily average > 25 mph 100
maximum gust > 50 mph 10
maximum gust > 75 mph 100
Weather
dense fog 1
ice pellets 10
hail 10
freezing rain 10
dust/sandstorm 10
blowing snow 10
Severe Weather
nonfatal tornado in CWA each report - 1
> 2-inch hail in CWA each report - 1
nonfatal tornado < 25 miles 100
> 2-inch hail < 25 miles 100


Any questions regarding the current rules or suggestions regarding future rules should be directed to the commissioner.






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