How many times have you left the house without an umbrella, only to see the heavens open while you’re outside? Did you blame the local weather broadcaster for your plight? You can’t believe how bad that guy/girl is at their job? If you think storm systems, sunshine and everything else that determines the temperature should be a piece of cake, here’s the daily fantasy contest for you!
DraftKings is asking you to pick the over/under for the high temperature in 14 cities this Thursday, April 9th, and if you’re successful you can win up to $1000! You can enter for free here, but entires close at 10:00 p.m. on April 8th.
As of now there’s a storm front predicted to pass from the Great Lakes to the Mid-South on Thursday, and guessing when and where that passes will be a big factor in your decisions. Also keep an eye on the rare rainfall scheduled for the southwest, with Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and San Diego all affected. That’s a very rare troika of potential showers.
The best strategy is wait as long as possible to enter this contest, so keep an eye on the 9 p.m. National Weather Service updates on Wednesday night.
Here’s a look at the cities involved and the established line, and we include the current Weather.com forecast as of 6:00 a.m. on April 7th.
Atlanta: 78.5 degrees. Forecast 77.
Boston: 48.5 degrees. Forecast 48.
Detroit: 46.5 degrees. Forecast 46.
Las Vegas: 58.5 degrees. Forecast 60.
Los Angeles: 57.5 degrees. Forecast 58.
New York City: 57.5 degrees. Forecast 53.
Oklahoma City: 58.5 degrees. Forecast 61.
Orlando: 90.5 degrees. Forecast 89.
Philadelphia: 60.5 degrees. Forecast 59.
Portland, OR: 70.5 degrees. Forecast 74.
Salt Lake City: 65.5 degrees. Forecast 66.
San Diego: 60.5 degrees. Forecast 62.
St. Louis: 53.5 degrees. Forecast 55.
Washington DC: 69.5 degrees. Forecast 59.
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