Here we go with the 2013 Arkansas Weather Blog summer contest. We will go with the usual, "Price Is Right" rules. Whoever is closest without going over will win. You must send in both your answer to the main question AND the tiebreaker to enter into the contest. Please don't forget that! If we do not have a winner after the tiebreaker, the prizes will be a part of the winter contest of 2013-2014.
The contest will run from June 1st through August 31st (meteorological summer). You MUST have all your entries sent to me via email ONLY and they must be in by 9PM Friday May 31st, 2013. The email address is email@example.com
We have a GREAT prize package this summer. The winner will receive a $100 gas card, an "Arkansas Weather Geek" t-shirt compliments of the WeatherNinja, 4 tickets to the "Golden Corral" also compliments of the WeatherNinja, and RadarScope for your smart phone.
So here we go. You must follow these instructions to be officially entered into the contest.
Add up all the high temperatures from June 1st through August 31st for Little Rock. The official observation station is at the Little Rock airport and that data is kept by the National Weather Service. For example, if the high temperature is 90 degrees every day for those 92 days of the contest, your answer would be 8280
Remember, you must send in a tiebreaker to be entered into the contest. For the tiebreaker, what is the total rainfall for Little Rock and North Little Rock to the nearest hundredth of an inch? The official observation stations are located at the Little Rock airport and the North Little Rock airports. For example, if Little Rock receives 15.25 inches of rain and North Little Rock receives 16.78 inches of rain between June 1 and August 31st, your tiebreaker answer would be 32.03 inches. This data is also kept by the National Weather Service office in North Little Rock.