The October caption contest cartoon is shown above. The judges found the winning caption to be “When the climate plays dice, even the skiers can't predict the variation in snowfall!” submitted by Ian Bang, a student at the Friends Seminary in New York City. Ian’s caption is intended to emphasize the theme that whether we're looking at climate data or any other field, recognizing and managing variation is key to drawing meaningful insights from data and making reliable forecasts. An honorable mention this month goes to Larry Lesser from The University of Texas at El Paso for his caption: “Fall predictions of late spring ski conditions are dicey!,” that can be used to remind students of the increasing uncertainty when making predictions farther into the future.
Thanks to everyone who submitted a caption and congratulations to our winners!