AtmoCup 2017 Week 2 Standings
1. Hobart and William Smith Colleges – 3 Points
T2. Purdue University – 1 Point
T2. Mississippi State University – 1 Point
T2. University of Michigan – 1 Point
T2. San Jose State University – 1 Point
T6. Everybody else – 0 points
Rundown of This Week’s Points
1/16 -Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 3 points – Weekly Instagram Contest
1/17 – University of Michigan, 1 point – Random bonus point
Well, since nobody’s claiming any storms, I’m kinda desperate to give out points, so sure. 1 point for Michigan. https://t.co/NQIihZgdnL
— AtmoLife (@atmolife) January 17, 2017
1/18 – Mississippi State University, 1 point – Storm spotting: Houston, TX (Turning around and not drowning)
— Landon (@landon1988) January 18, 2017
1/19 – Purdue University, 1 point – Random bonus point
— AtmoLife (@atmolife) January 19, 2017
Ways you can earn AtmoCup points for your school RIGHT NOW
Tweet us (@atmolife) your photos/videos of extreme weather you encounter during this AtmoCup season, and you can “claim” it for your school. Below is our list of meteorological phenomena and their corresponding points.
- Tornado: 3 points
- Hail > 2″: 1 point
- Hail > 4″: 2 points
- Waterspout: 1 point
- Thundersnow (can be claimed on a per-storm basis, not per-lightning strike): 1 point lightning, 1 point thunder, 3 points both
- White-out Blizzard: 1 point
- Freezing rain accretion > 1″: 1 point
- Freezing rain accretion > 2″: 2 points
- Haboob: 2 points
- Turning around and not drowning: 1 point
- Heat burst: 5 points
- Snownado: 100 points
As previously mentioned in our Weekly Siren Test, you can earn AtmoCup points and a free AtmoLife koozie by tagging our Instagram account (atmolife) in your photo/video that fits the criteria of our weekly challenge.
This week’s challenge: Post and tag us in a photo/video of a pretty sunset. Deadline for submissions is 12Z Monday. Below is our example.
Good Tweetin’ / Random bonus points
We award good tweets and random bonus points at our own discretion, so keep your twitter game sharp and you might get lucky. Michigan earned a point this week just by asking pretty please.
Full AtmoCup Rules
Here are the complete rules and details of our 2017 AtmoCup competition. We’ll be sure to post this link in each weekly update for your convenience.