Allan Lee, a graduate student in Atmospheric Science, was a regional winner and quarter finalist in the WxChallenge, a nationwide forecasting competition open to participants from undergraduate students to professionals. Approximately 700 people participated in the ten-week competition, submitting four forecasts per week for a US city. The specific city changes every two weeks. Allan was the top competitor nationwide for the two weeks of Los Angeles forecasts. Allan finished high enough after all ten weeks to automatically advance to a three-week, head-to-head tournament of 64 forecasters where he finished in the top four. He was the top finishing graduate student. For additional context, two other finalists were professors of weather forecasting, including the grand winner, Prof. Gary Lackmann, who authored a popular textbook on Synoptic Meteorology and Forecasting which is used in ATM 111. This is an impressive accomplishment for Allan, and the first awards ever to a UC Davis participant. Congratulations, Allan!
Allan Lee, a graduate student in Atmospheric Science.