T1. Colorado State University – 37 Points
T1. North Carolina State University – 37 Points
3. SUNY Albany – 23 Points
4. Penn State University – 19 Points
5. The University of Oklahoma – 18 Points
6. Indiana University – 13 Points
7. THE Ohio State University – 11 Points
T8. Ball State University – 10 Points
T8. Rock Valley College – 10 Points
T10. San Jose State University – 9 Points
T10. Colorado College – 9 Points
T10. Purdue University – 9 Points
13. Texas Tech University – 8 Points
14. University of Maryland – 7 Points
T15. Massachusetts Institute of Technology – 6 Points
T15. Georgia Tech University – 6 Points
17. College of DuPage – 5 Points
T18. UNC Charlotte – 3 Points
T18. University of Washington – 3 Points
T18. The University of Utah – 3 Points
T18. The University of Kansas – 3 Points
T18. Arizona State University – 3 Points
T18. University of Northern Colorado – 3 Points
T18. Hobart and William Smith Colleges – 3 Points
T25. Rowan University – 2 Points
T25. SUNY Oneonta – 2 Points
T25. Lansing Community College – 2 Points
T25. University of Massachusetts – Lowell – 2 Points
T25. Oregon State University – 2 Points
T25. Virginia Tech University – 2 Points
T31. The University of Virginia – 1 Point
T31. Lyndon State University – 1 Point
T31. Northland College – 1 Point
T31. Western Illinois University – 1 Point
T31. Florida State University – 1 Point
T31. Texas A&M University – 1 Point
T31. Mississippi State University – 1 Point
T31. University of Michigan – 1 Point
T39. Everybody else – 0 Points

Rundown of This Week’s Month-or-so’s Points

4/10 – Colorado College, 1 Point – Random Bonus Point, Trying to claim a storm way too late. We never made a rule stating the statute of limitations on storm claiming, so we’ll award a point this time only. From now on you have 24 hours to claim your storm from when you spot it.

4/24 – NC State, 1 Point – Storm Spotting, Turning around and not drowning.

4/24 – Ball State, 1 Point – Random Bonus Point, Telling us we are better than Buzzfeed, in light of criticism we received after our @publicwx experiment.

5/8 – SUNY Albany (ALB), 10 Points – Wx Challenge TOURNAMENT, 1st* place individual (lazear) for Dallas, TX

5/8 – Indiana (IND), 9 Points – Wx Challenge TOURNAMENT 2nd place individual (bretwx) for Dallas, TX

5/8 – Texas Tech (TTU), 8 Points – Wx Challenge TOURNAMENT 3rd place individual (twista) for Dallas, TX

5/8 – Oklahoma (UOK), 7 Points – Wx Challenge TOURNAMENT 4th place individual (Boiler) for Dallas, TX

5/8 – Colorado State (CSU), 6 Points – Wx Challenge TOURNAMENT 5th place individual (cfbxix) for Dallas, TX

5/8 – NC State (NCS), 5 Points – Wx Challenge TOURNAMENT 6th place individual (Harmon) for Dallas, TX

5/8 – Colorado State (CSU), 4 Points – Wx Challenge TOURNAMENT 7th place individual (cjs522) for Dallas, TX

5/8 – SUNY Albany (ALB), 3 Points – Wx Challenge TOURNAMENT 8th place individual (vrwave) for Dallas, TX

5/8 – UNC Charlotte (UNC), 2 Points – Wx Challenge TOURNAMENT 9th place individual (WEDGEZ) for Dallas, TX

5/8 – UNC Charlotte (UNC), 1 Point – Random Bonus Point, Placing in the WxChallenge tournament with the username “WEDGEZ”.

5/8 – Lyndon State (LYN), 1 Point – Wx Challenge TOURNAMENT 10th place individual (long31) for Dallas, TX

5/8 – Penn State (PSU), 10 Points – Wx Challenge CUMULATIVE, 1st place collectively

5/8 – Colorado State (CSU), 9 Points – Wx Challenge CUMULATIVE, 2nd place collectively

5/8 – SUNY Albany (ALB), 8 Points – Wx Challenge CUMULATIVE, 3rd place collectively

5/8 – NC State (NCS), 7 Points – Wx Challenge CUMULATIVE, 4th place collectively

5/8 – MIT (MIT), 6 Points – Wx Challenge CUMULATIVE, 5th place collectively

5/8 – DuPage (COD), 5 Points – Wx Challenge CUMULATIVE, 6th place collectively

5/8 – Oklahoma (UOK), 4 Points – Wx Challenge CUMULATIVE, 7th place collectively

5/8 – San Jose State (SJS), 3 Points – Wx Challenge CUMULATIVE, 8th place collectively

5/8 – Maryland (UMD), 2 Points – Wx Challenge CUMULATIVE, 9th place collectively

5/8 – Virginia (UVA), 1 Point – Wx Challenge CUMULATIVE, 10th place collectively

*WxChallenge tournament individual placing based on advancement in bracket. Tiebreaker between contestants eliminated in same round of tournament determined by lower error point total in round of elimination. Example: contestants Boiler (uok) and wista (ttu) were both eliminated in semi-final. Twista logged 14.7 error points in that round while Boiler logged 14.8, therefore twista wins 3rd place and Boiler wins 4th place.

Ways you can earn AtmoCup points for your school RIGHT NOW

Here are the complete rules and details of our 2017 AtmoCup competition listing the many ways in which you can earn points. We’ll be sure to post this link in each weekly update for your convenience. Here’s a brief overview of this week’s opportunities:

  • Storm spotting (As described in the rules)
  • Random bonus points (If you’re gonna pander, be creative!)
  • Claim the unclaimed bracket from our challenge. (You gotta prove it was your bracket, but it’s 5 points just sitting there. UPDATE: It’s still unclaimed, folks!)

With the WxChallenge and NCAA Tournament complete and our Instagram Challenge/Weekly Siren Test still on a hiatus, storm spotting is your best bet for earning AtmoCup points from here on out. For your convenience, here’s the list detailing how many points each storm item you claim is worth.


It seems unlikely that you’ll get to claim any of the winter weather phenomena at this point in the year (sorry Snownado fans). This means you gotta go out and chase some real storms if you wanna win the AtmoCup! You have until 0z July 1st, so start planning that chasecastion if you haven’t already.

Now get out there and earn some dang points.