Friday, November 7, 2008

Golden Snow Shovel Contest Gets Underway with Cat Tracks in the Forecast

It is that time of year you have all been waiting for! The Golden Snow Shovel Contest. All you need to do is click on the link below and guess when you think our first inch of snow will be here at WLFI. I have my Golden Snow Shovel ready to plow your driveway. I am training for it! Now you can venture a guess up until 24 hours before the first inch of snow but the acutual winner I pick will be the one who sent in the entry or forecast first. So the person that sends it in early would still have an advantage. Just get it right and you have no worries about getting out of your driveway or eating well the rest of the year. I want to thank Mad Mushroom Pizza once again this year. The details are below and once again you just have to click on the link labeled "here" below. Fill out the e-mail and send it to Kurt who will tally all the votes and then we will look at the date of who sent in the forecast the earliest if you were right. Thanks for all your support and good forecasting! You also will receive the special golden shovel I shovel you out with and I can tell you it is a gem!

“Mike’s Golden Shovel Contest”

Click HERE to enter: Include your name, date you think it will snow, address, and phone. (1) There are three ways to enter: fill out an entry form in store at Mad Mushroom Pizza locations, go to wlfi.com (contest page), or mail a postcard to WLFI, Attention: GOLDEN SHOVEL CONTEST, 2605 YEAGER ROAD, WEST LAFAYETTE, INDIANA 47906. Deadline for this contest will be 24 hours prior to the official first snowfall. All entries with the correct date will be placed in a drawing that will take place after the first measurable one inch of snowfall (official measurement will be deemed by Mike Prangley at WLFI). (2) There is no purchase necessary to win. The grand prize winner will receive 1 large (2) topping pizza per week for one year from Mad Mushroom Pizza valued at approximately $535.00, News Channel 18 Meteorologist Mike Prangley will com out to winner’s residence with video crew and shovel sidewalk with Mike’s ‘Golden Shovel’. (3) Complete rules are available at stores and on wlfi.com. Contest is open to all residents of the state of Indiana eighteen (18) years of age or older. Employees of Mad Mushroom Pizza, and LIN Television d.b.a. WLFI-TV, other participating retailers and their advertising agencies, consultants, franchisees, suppliers, subsidiaries, and family members of any of the above are not eligible to enter or win. (4) The grand prize is being provided solely by Mad Mushroom Pizza. Winner will be required to sign an agreement that absolves LIN Television, and other participating sponsors from any and all responsibility regarding the awarded prize. Winner is also responsible for any and all income and other taxes and fees that may arise by virtue of receiving prizes, including but not limited to sales and other taxes. (5) Winner will be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and release of liability. By entering, contestants consent to the use of their name, likeness, and/or biographical information for advertising and promotional consideration. Decisions made by the WLFI-TV judges concerning any and all matters with respect to this promotion shall be final. Contest void where prohibited, penalized, or restricted by law. Failure to comply with any of the rules will result in forfeiture of prize. Odds of winning are determined by the number of eligible entries. For the name of winner, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to “WINNER’S LIST” WLFI-TV, 2605 YEAGER ROAD, WEST LAFAYETTE, INDIANA 47906.

Now speaking of snow we do have some of it in our weekend forecast. But you will not need the shovels or snow boots!

Only a few brief sprinkles or flurries will fall on this Friday evening so the good news is we should stay mainly dry for the football games. Wear the layers as wind chills will be in the 30s with a gusty southwest wind at 11 to 22 mph. By Saturday night and Sunday we will have a re-inforcing shot of cold air with a trough of low pressure moving through. This will actually have a little more lift with it and could bring some "cat tracks" or a dusting of snow to the northern tier of our area. You can see the snow map above highlights areas of Newton, Jasper, Pulaski, and Fulton Counties. White County could also see a brief dusting on the grassy surfaces as you wake up on Sunday. Otherwise it is Brrrrrrrrrr....time to wear the layers and we do have a hot chocoloate advisory. I will be back here on the blog to tell you how long this pattern will last and make sure to tune in tonight at 11 to stay warm and watch some area football that is just heating up!

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

How fun, the Golden Shovel Contest, and we love Mad Mushroom Pizza:)

Teri in Laf.

Anonymous said...

Well mike I will have to try this It will be my first time for the golden snow shovel contest!! I seen it last year but did not enter!

Good luck to all bloggers!!!!!

Justin in Lafayette

Anonymous said...

On second thought I can't enter Not eighteen :-( Oh well.....

Good luck everybody!!

Justin in Lafayette

Anonymous said...

I just had some cloud droplets to light to show up on radar! Some of them came down as snow flakes.....Did not last long!!

Justin in Lafayette

Anonymous said...

Yep you are right, I just got home,and there was ligh rain, and still is, also I thought I saw a few white specks in it.

It is very chilly out there, and the wind is not helping any.

Justin dont you have a family member that could enter for you, and put both of your names?

Teri

Anonymous said...

I guess I could do that!

Will see....The few snow flakes sure fit with all this cold weather!

Justin

Anonymous said...

I sure miss weather on demand! bring it back please!!!

Brow said...

Looking out my window right now...I SEE SNOWFLAKES! :)

Anonymous said...

Yep Brow, I was out in it, started as a breif moment of sleet then the white stuff. Was enough that I could see it hitting my windsheild.

Teri in Laf.

Anonymous said...

Its still comming down, is this stuff going to freeze???

Anonymous said...

Sunday - 4:35 p.m. Graupel is falling in Brookfield Heights!!!

Cheryl

Anonymous said...

It is nasty here in town, drizzle and snow flakes, still wonder if its going to freeze by am.????

Anonymous said...

I have been seeing some snow flakes as well off and on again!
through out the day!! I have a current temperature of only 35.2*

Justin in Lafayette

Anonymous said...

i am afriad of fozen car doors in the am, where is our WEAHTER ON DEMAND?????????

Anonymous said...

There could be a little iceing in places by morning so do be careful!! And drive safely!!

Looking at the models I think after 7pm tonight the few light rain to snow showers should start to slowly stop..... Then monday is looking good and clear!!!!!Temperatures still only in the lower 40s but at least we will have some sun!!

Justin in Lafayette

Anonymous said...

used to be nice to be able to watch the weather video while at work, now just an old map with the local forcast/ boring, will go to indy site where they do show videos and updates.

Anonymous said...

I have Ice on my lights outside right now all drive safe to work in the morning!!

Justin in Lafayette