Close Only Counts in Horseshoes (and the Monsoon)
Ben, Zack, and Mike developed a monsoon game that anyone can play by submitting their entry for five cities in the US Southwest (Phoenix, Tucson, Flagstaff, Albuquerque, and El Paso). There are ten precipitation ranges for each city to choose from (deciles), based on the distribution of monthly precipitation totals for each station (1950-2019). Points are awarded each month based on how close each guess was to the actual value (see the survey link for details). Winners get bragging rights and their name (or pseudonym) at the top of the leaderboard. Congrats to Nich with his top score for Aug (Fig. 1), and we’ll have results for Sept entries (Fig. 2) in early October.