2008 Hurricane Season Contest

By: JLPR2 , 11:12 PM GMT on July 17, 2008

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Well we are in the 2008 Hurricane Season, Do you want to test your predicting ability? Well come and add your predictions to this contest and lets see how you do. =)
The details are below.

- Contest 1st part: How many storms will form in the Atlantic 2008 Hurricane season?

- Contest 2nd part: Which are the top 5 most in danger places of getting hit by a tropical cyclone this year?(Closed) Due June 31st

-Rules & Details- 1st part

-Give the amount of storms you think will form, the amount of them that could make it to hurricane status and the amount that could get to major hurricane status.
-I will award 20 points. 8 for the amount of storms, 6 for the amount of hurricanes and 6 for the amount of major hurricanes.
-I will give half the points if you get 1 too many or less.
-I will give two points if you get 2 too many or less.
-I will give one point if you get 3 too many or less.
-So what happens if there is a tie?
(-This is the tie breaker: How many invests you think could form in 08? Remember to answer it since it is necessary and may make you win).
-I will award 2 points for the invest part, one point if it was close(one too many or one less =).
-Oh also you have the chance to change your predictions until September 15, 2008!!

-So what do you win? well a neeeew car !!
lol not exactly, but you get to feel good and know that you are the best predictor or 8ball, crystal ball master lol. =P

current # of named storms: 4
current # of hurricanes: 2
current # of major hurricanes : 1
current # of invests: 8
areas affected so far:
Mexico, Yucatan Peninsula 2
The Bahamas, Bermuda 1
North Carolina, South Carolina & Georgia 1
The US Gulf Coast 1

Contest 1st part entries:


Contest 2nd part entries:

And of course I'm not eligible to win this contest so my entry is really, purely for fun =P.

Also if you like contests why not join another? Pass by HurricaneGeek's blog and join his 2008 Hurricane Season contest =).

- What the experts say? NOAA
12-16 named storms
6-9 Hurricanes
2-5 Major Hurricanes

Tropical Cyclone Formation Probability:

Sea Surface Temperatures:

Wind Shear:

Click banner to go to the Competition blog =D
I have submitted 65 - 100 photos =D

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5:45 AM GMT on July 25, 2008
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11:53 PM GMT on July 24, 2008
hello? someone wants to add their prediction?
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10:38 PM GMT on July 21, 2008
lol =P yep right now it looks like 46 entries is as far as I am going to go in this contest =)
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3. HurricaneGeek
9:11 PM GMT on July 21, 2008
c'mon man you NEED a bump.... but not any bump will do... you NEED

UN BUMPO!!!!!!
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9:27 PM GMT on July 18, 2008
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1. JLPR2
11:12 PM GMT on July 17, 2008
The contest is Back!! =D
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