Year of Polar Prediction in the Southern Hemisphere (YOPP-SH), Special Observing Period: Nov. 16, 2018 to Feb. 15, 2019

GEOG 5942: Antarctic Weather Forecasting Project: 2019/01/07 - 2019/01/18

Please fill out and submit the following form by 3:00 p.m. EST for your next day Antarctic forecast of the highest and lowest temperatures (F) and 24 hour average wind (kts). The forecast day extends from 0000 to 2359 NZDT (at McMurdo and South Pole) which is 1100 UTC to 1059 UTC.

, January, 2019, 0000-2359 NZDT

(Please select a code. The first code you type in on your first forecast will be your confirmation code during this contest. If you forget your confirmation code or like to change it, please contact Contest Monitor)

McMurdo Station (WMO# 89664), 0000-2359 NZDT

Amundsen-Scott Station (South Pole) (WMO# 89009), 0000-2359 NZDT




Here's how the daily forecasts will be scored:


  • Temperature measurements are rounded to the nearest degree Fahrenheit
  • Wind speed measurements to the nearest knot


The following error points will be assessed for forecasts :

  • Daily Max and Min Temperature. One error point for every degree difference between your forecasted high and low and the verified high and low temperatures.
  • Wind speed. 0.5 error points for every knot difference between your forecasted wind speed and the verified wind speed.
  • A missing forecast box will be scored as -5 points.
  • Maximum error points per forecast box are -5.