Updated February 22nd
Contest #1: 6.8''
Contest #2: 3222
Thursday morning update... I talked to the "WeatherNinja" this morning and he says the contest is down to 4 people right now as he calculates some preliminary numbers. Those contestants are Paula Cunningham, Amy Braswell, Joey Langston, and Ninja. However, Ninja is NOT eligible to win so it's technically down to 3 people. I'll keep you updated and good luck as we go into the final stretch of the contest.
February 21st update... well, it looks like winter contest #1 is in jeopardy of NOT having a winner. Remember, we play by the "Price Is Right" rules. That means the person who is closest WITHOUT going over wins. So I'm left with making a tough decision. I thought about drawing a name out of a hat, but that has the possibility of rewarding someone who guessed several feet of snow over someone who only guessed 10'' or so. I don't want to do that.
So I have decided that if we do not get anymore snow between now and Feb. 29th, I will extend contest #1 until March 31st. This is sort of "overtime" using football lingo. If no winner is determined at that time, there will be no winner in that particular contest. I will hold the prizes to give away in the summer contest.
As far as contest #2, preliminary calculations show a close contest. If we just get "average" low temperatures at North Little Rock through the end of the month, Paula Cunningham is in good position to win. However, it has to be average and we know there will be wild swings in the weather over the next week. This should be fun to track!!!!!
FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF ALL THE ENTRIES, CLICK ON "WINTER CONTEST" IN THE NAVIGATION BAR ABOVE.