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post Oct 27 2017, 10:23 AM
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Forecaster Challenge is a new weather forecasting game offered by AccuWeather and developed and operated by Cantor Exchange, a division of Cantor Fitzgerald. This educational game exists to increase your weather awareness, both severe and non-severe, within a fun context by making it interesting to follow the weather differently than just looking at what is going on in your own neighborhood. This game provides users the opportunity to have goals to learn more about the weather, based on virtual currency and other participation incentives. Users can demonstrate their ability in weather forecasting and gain confidence in their overall situational awareness of upcoming weather events.

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Participants make predictions on the weather and track the results of their predictions within the game whether they were correct or incorrect. Users are walked through a series of steps: they determine which prediction they would like to make, they confirm their prediction and they return to the site to see if they were correct.

Users receive AccuDollars for making correct predictions, but every prediction also costs AccuDollars to make, so predict wisely! AccuDollars have no intrinsic or other value, they are simply used as a measure of success within the game. Prediction risk/reward AccuDollar pricing is created automatically based on the likelihood that a given prediction will ultimately occur.

Examples of predictions:

At Least 2 of snow will fall on December 25th, 2017 in New York City.
Less Than 0.25 of rain will fall on November 13th, 2017 in Miami.
There will be no rain on December 4th, 2017 in Seattle.

Forecaster Challenge tests your ability to predict the weather at a particular location on a particular day, for which you will be rewarded accordingly with changes in your AccuDollar balance. There are also daily challenges and featured predictions that a user can directly participate in, geared toward presenting a relevant direct question of what will happen for a particular major weather event or how the weather might impact events like an upcoming major sporting event or outdoor entertainment event.

Forecaster Challenge is completely free for users to play.

Sign up today @ https://www.accuweather.com/en/forecaster-challenge

Forecaster Challenge is not currently available on mobile devices.

Please see the FC FAQ for additional answers & details.


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