Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Yankees vs. Mariners Weather Update - Early Thunderstorms Likely To Cause A Delay

Hey! The Yankees are home. That means that there must be rain in New York City. Here is Steve from NYNJPAWeather.com with an update on how this weather will affect you for the entire home stand.
You know, maybe the Yankees should have invested in a dome or some sort. This forecast is going to sound rather familiar to a lot of Yankee fans out there.

The constant theme through the home stand will be the continued threat for showers and thunderstorms each and every day through this weekend and into early next week, which basically covers the entire time period that the Yankees are home. An upper low parked over the Great Lakes will basically sling shot one disturbance after another through the Bronx, which will produce an environment highly favorable for showers and strong to severe thunderstorms.

Tonight will be no different. A line of strong to severe thunderstorms will approach the Bronx by around the start of the game. The thunderstorms should move relatively quickly, however lingering showers will be a nunsiance through the game tonight. Expect a delay to the start of the game or in the early portion of the game as these thunderstorms pass through. Frankly, if I was the manager and these storms were close, I would stall as much as possible as not to waste a start from your starting pitcher. Winds will be from the south around 10 to 20 mph, which will have a right to left influence over the outfield. Temperatures will range from the lower 80's to mid 70's through the game time. These thunderstorms tonight are not be taken lightly as they will be capable of ground to cloud lightning, large hail, heavy downpours, and very strong wind gusts. An isolated tornado is possible, but I doubt that threat will enter the Bronx this evening given the marine influence.
For the weather geeks out there, here is some updated radar:

Be careful out there.

On another note, sorry for the lack of a home stand preview. We started it, but real life just keeps getting in the way. Be sure to check the Stadium Insider twitter feed to stay up to date on all of our ramblings. 140 characters are easier to sneak in every now and then.
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