Flaman Agriculture Blog

Sep 30, 2015

Above average temps and average precip for next 9-months

Environment Canada published their long range forecast maps today.  The below maps reveal higher probability of above average temperatures (yellow and red colors) for each of the next 3-month windows (the three maps), with about average precipitation (represented by the white/no-color regions) in the following three maps.            

Aug 28, 2015

WeatherFarm and AccuWeather still tied for lead in weather forecasting contest

With this week's win by Environment Canada, they are inching-up on our tied contest leaders AccuWeather and WeatherFarm. We have now completed 10 rounds of our weather forecasting contest (the first round did not include WeatherFarm, but the next 9 did).  Here are the Total points for the last 9 rounds (with Weather Farm) and then all 10 rounds (without Weather Farm).   Here are the ranked weekly results - by points that week (forecaster names then week #): Here are our contest rules:

Aug 28, 2015

Environment Canada wins round 10 of our weather forecasting contest

The resuts from the 10th weather forecasting contest ending August 27th are in - the chart below reveals the current contest results and the formula. Environment Canada had the best 3-day forecast - according to the rules we created without consulting a meterologist.  Consider this "for entertainment purposes only."  This week the overnight lows for days 2 and 3 were vastly different than anybody forecasted, resulting in some of our lowest scores ever. Currently, WeatherFarm and AccuWeather are tied for most wins at 4 each, Environment Canada follows with 2 wins, and Weather Network has yet to register a win....

Aug 24, 2015

WeatherFarm wins round 9 of the ongoing weather forecasting contest

The resuts from the 9th weather forecasting contest ending August 23rd are in - the chart below reveals the current contest results and the formula. WeatherFarm (using their results data, not Environmnet Canada's) had the best 3-day forecast - according to the rules we created without consulting a meterologist.  Consider this "for entertainment purposes only."  WeatherFarm has now tied AccuWeather for most wins at 4 each, Environment Canada follows with 1 win, and Weather Network has yet to register a win. The forecasts were captured at the same time, the day prior to the start of the contest, from the...

Aug 18, 2015

AccuWeather still leading weather forecasting contest

With this week's win by WeatherFarm, they are closing in on AccuWeather for the most wins in our weather forecasting contest. We have now completed 8 rounds of our weather forecasting contest (the first round did not include WeatherFarm, but the next 7 did).  AccuWeather is out in front with 4 weekly-wins so far:     Here are the Total points for the last 7 rounds (with Weather Farm) and then all 8 rounds (without Weather Farm).     Here are the ranked weekly results - by points that week (forecaster names then week #):   Here are our contest...

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