Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Yankees vs. Orioles 7/21 Weather - Rain Gives Way To Playable Conditions - Postponement Unlikely

Well, if you look out your window, or on your favorite weather website, you are probably thinking that tonight's game is going to be a washout. Luckily, that is not the case. Steve from NYNJPAWeather.com is here (as always) to update us about today's rain, and tonight's improving conditions:

Game Today: Start time 7:00 PM vs Baltimore

Wind Direction This EveningWind Direction This Evening (in from right/right center)

The steady rain will be over in the Bronx by the time the game is expected to start, however showers will still linger over the region. Through the game, expect overcast to broken cloud cover along with a continued yet diminishing threat of showers as the evening progresses. A delay in the game is possible, but drier conditions will prevail to allow for the game to be played. However, field conditions will not be optimal. Winds will be from the northeast through the game around 5 to 15 mph with gusts to 30 mph at times. This wind blows in towards home plate and will have an influence on fly balls. Temperatures will range from 66 to 69 degrees. Overall, tonight looks to be a bit damp and raw, so bring a light jacket and some rain gear.

The Rest of the Series: The Yankees finish their series with Baltimore tomorrow afternoon with a 1 PM start time. Dry conditions are expected for the most part early tomorrow afternoon. However the threat of a few isolated to scattered showers will return late in the afternoon and may have an impact on the later innings of the ball game. Temperatures will range from the upper 70’s to lower 80’s with a wind from the south around 5 to 10 mph.

Rest of the Home Stand:

Through the end of next week and into next weekend, the threat of showers and thunderstorms will likely complicate playing conditions as showers and thunderstorms will develop each afternoon. On the bright side, warm and humid conditions will prevail with temperatures a more summer-like range of the mid to upper 80’s for afternoon highs and temperatures falling into the 70’s in the evening. Winds through the period will generally come from the southwest ranging from 5 to 15 mph in general. This wind blows out towards center field, which should make some games rather interesting. So aside from the threat of showers and thunderstorms, which will be scattered, the conditions through the home stand will rather pleasant.

So, don't cancel those plans for tonight just yet!

Last night was another great night in the Bronx. Isn't it fitting that even the pitcher's duels are home run-fests? Two days in a row the Yankees win 2-1, and all of the runs come on solo home runs. Fun times.

If you are heading out to the game tonight, have fun. We'll be back in the house on Thursday night for the makeup game against Oakland. Check back here later today for any necessary late-breaking weather updates.
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