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kaufsox
10-04-2005, 11:14 AM
Hello all

What happens in the case of a rainout? According to the forecast, possibility of showers on Wednesday. My guess is they will wait out the rain as long as possible, which would really suck because I can only stay so late on Wednesday night. :(:

Fenway
10-04-2005, 11:17 AM
We looking at real weather problems for Game 3 and 4 in Boston

Friday - Foggy spots early otherwise mostly cloudy with scattered showers. The steadiest and heaviest rain may occur mainly north and west of Boston through the daylight hours. A south to southeasterly breeze at 5-15mph. Humid with highs in the 70s.

Friday Night - Showery rains. Some drenching downpours are possible. Shifting wind to northerly at 10-20mph. Lows 48-54 degrees.

Saturday and Saturday Night - Rain tapering off to showers and spotty drizzle Saturday morning then ending during the afternoon with clearing over northwestern New England. A brisk northerly wind at 12-25mph. High temperatures 54-58 degrees. Clearing may progress closer to Boston Saturday night with lows in the 40s.

http://static.wbz.viacomlocalnetworks.com/~wbz/doppler/WBZ_7DAY.jpg

Tekijawa
10-04-2005, 11:21 AM
I think the team with the better regular season record moves on to the next round if a majority of the games are unable to be played.

kaufsox
10-04-2005, 11:38 AM
I think the team with the better regular season record moves on to the next round if a majority of the games are unable to be played.

I like your line of thinking :D:

TaylorStSox
10-04-2005, 12:06 PM
I wish it would get cold quickly. The cold weather will benefit us more than any other team. We have the best pitching staff.

Law11
10-04-2005, 12:15 PM
If these games start and have long delays during the game it'll come down to the bullpens.. We'll see.

Iwritecode
10-04-2005, 12:17 PM
Looking at the radar there's pretty clear skies to the east all the way through Iowa. There are a few up north going through Wisconsin but that's about it...

MarySwiss
10-04-2005, 12:49 PM
We looking at real weather problems for Game 3 and 4 in Boston


Game 4? :rolleyes:

Joosh
10-04-2005, 01:02 PM
Game 4? :rolleyes:

ZING!!!!!

I like the idea of those games coming down to the bullpens, because our's is so solid and Boston's is not.

Fenway
10-04-2005, 02:36 PM
Game 4? :rolleyes:

Oh ya you are right :wink:

There will be no sweep either way, I smell 5 games

Iwritecode
10-04-2005, 02:43 PM
Oh ya you are right :wink:

There will be no sweep either way, I smell 5 games

We'll let you win all your home games if you let us win all ours. :wink:

Fenway
10-04-2005, 02:46 PM
We'll let you win all your home games if you let us win all ours. :wink:

all I know for sure is the Sox will win the series :cool:

Iwritecode
10-04-2005, 02:51 PM
all I know for sure is the Sox will win the series :cool:

Nice prediction. :rolleyes:



May the best Sox win! :gulp:

Fenway
10-04-2005, 02:54 PM
Nice prediction. :rolleyes:



May the best Sox win! :gulp:

cheers

:gulp:

itsnotrequired
10-06-2005, 10:25 PM
Forecast looks okay for tomorrow afternoon and early evening (35% chance of rain) but Saturday looks like a bust (more or less 100% chance for the whole day).

Let's get that win tomorrow so we don't have to deal with an off day!:gulp:

SOX ADDICT '73
10-06-2005, 10:38 PM
There will be no sweep either way...
Are you sure Boston can't still sweep, fenway?

I mean, to hear the media tell it, there's no limits to what your team can do. Perhaps reversing the rotation of the Earth, thereby turning back time so they can take the first two games of this series, is not beyond the realm of possibility. :rolleyes:

PeteWard
10-07-2005, 05:14 AM
Today: Precip: 20%http://image.weather.com/web/blank.gifhttp://image.weather.com/web/blank.gifCloudy. High near 75F. Winds S at 15 to 25 mph.

Saturday: Precip: 90%http://image.weather.com/web/blank.gifhttp://image.weather.com/web/blank.gifRain...perhaps a rumble of thunder in the afternoon. High 72F. Winds SSW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall possibly over one inch.

Looks like today's game is a go while tomorrow's is not. But do we need to worry about Saturday's weather in New England unless we are sticking around fall foliage gawking?
Because my forecast for today is heavy thunder from the bats of Dye and Rowand followed by showers of tears from Red Sox fans. :whiner: Throw in some heavy gusts of wind from ESPN excuse makers after the game.

Law11
10-07-2005, 07:36 AM
Forecast looks okay for tomorrow afternoon and early evening (35% chance of rain) but Saturday looks like a bust (more or less 100% chance for the whole day).

Let's get that win tomorrow so we don't have to deal with an off day!:gulp:


What happens if Sat is a washout. Sunday in Bos? Monday at Home?

BeviBall!
10-07-2005, 08:21 AM
What happens if Sat is a washout. Sunday in Bos? Monday at Home?

If it does come back here Monday, it better be a night game.

Sad
10-07-2005, 08:40 AM
If it does come back here Monday, it better be a night game.

I would think (& hope) day game but what do I know...

Fenway
10-07-2005, 09:00 AM
10 AM in Boston it is sunny but very humid ( it feels like August )

We should be OK in the 4 PM window ( I really doubt New York gets their game in tonight )

If Boston wins we may have to wait awhile as Sunday doesn't look great either.

Rest Of Today: mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers late this morning, then a chance of showers this afternoon. Humid with highs in the upper 70s. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Tonight: rain likely in the evening, then rain after midnight. Areas of fog. Humid with lows in the mid 60s. South winds around 10 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph after midnight.
Saturday: rain. Areas of fog in the morning. Humid with highs in the lower 70s. South winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.
Saturday Night: rain. Patchy fog after midnight. Rain may be heavy at times. Lows in the mid 50s. West winds 10 to 15 mph, becoming north after midnight. Gusts up to 30 mph.
Sunday: rain in the morning, then rain likely in the afternoon. Cooler with highs around 60. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
Sunday Night: cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Patchy fog. Lows in the upper 40s.




http://images.ibsys.com/bos/images/weather/auto/forecast_320x240.jpg (http://www.thebostonchannel.com/wxmap/907269/detail.html)

ode to veeck
10-07-2005, 09:14 AM
fenway wrote There will be no sweep either way, I smell 5 games Fenway, I'd get that nose of yours to the doc quick, it's not working too well


this morning's forecast discussion from noaa:

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
859 AM EDT FRI OCT 7 2005

<...>

WE ARE IN TRANSITION INTO A STORMY PERIOD. A COLD FRONT IN THE EASTERN GREAT LAKES IS FORECAST TO STALL OVER CENTRAL NEW ENGLAND TONIGHT. THE REMNANTS OF TROPICAL STORM TAMMY WILL MOVE UP THE FRONT TONIGHT AND SATURDAY. OVERALL...WE PREFERED THE GFS HANDLING. THIS HOLDS LOW LEVEL MOISTURE IN PLACE TODAY...BUT SIMILAR TO PREVIOUS DAYS. SO WE EXPECT THE FOG AND LOW CLOUDS TO AGAIN BREAK DURING THE MORNING. HOWEVER THE SATELLITE LOOPS SHOW HIGHER CLOUDS MOVING UP FROM THE SOUTHWEST. THESE CLOUDS ARE APPROACHING THE HUDSON VALLEY AT 09Z AND EXTRAPOLATE OVER OUTHERN NEW ENGLAND BY 16Z. THE LEADING EDGE OF THE RAIN...AT 09Z ALONG A PITTSBURGH-BALTIMORE LINE...SHOULD REACH OUR WESTERN ZONES BETWEEN NOON AND 2 PM...THEN SPREAD EAST BY EVENING.

STRONG DYNAMICS COMBINED WITH GOOD ISENTROPIC LIFT OF AN INCREASINGLY TROPICAL AIRMASS ALL SUGGEST POPS NEAR 100 PCT TONIGHT AND CONTINUING SATURDAY. PRECIPITABLE WATER VALUES OF 2.25 TO 2.5 INCHES...LOOKS QUITE SUPPORTIVE OF HEAVY DOWNPOURS.

harwar
10-07-2005, 09:18 AM
Yea,there is a flood watch for tonight and saturday.
The cold front that i mentioned yesterday is expected to stall over New England while whats left of the tropical depression coming up from the south will feed the area with moisture.
The front is expected to move offshore by sunday morning.
Not good.
If there is a game 4 it will have to be played on sunday.

Law11
10-07-2005, 09:33 AM
I would think (& hope) day game but what do I know...

If its a day game I'm screwed. i have tickets but used a day up this week for game 1 and left early for game 2..

Since the Sox arent going to pay my salary I might have to sell my tickets for game 5 if its a day game.

ode to veeck
10-07-2005, 10:24 AM
We need to get those HRs off Wakefield by the 5th tonight, as it could be a couple of days before the weather lets up once it arrives.

hawkjt
10-07-2005, 10:33 AM
Yes it appears that Tammy will wreak havoc on the playoffs in NY and Boston if we do not get it done today. I do not like the windy forecast today as that helps a knuckler.

If we do not win today look for the sox to sitting around in Boston til next week sometime. That would suck. On the other hand if we sweep then we come home and wait for at least a week for the completion of the yankee series. That would suck but of course could help the sox as our pitching would be totally lined up albeit a little rusty while they would probably be comin off of 3 games in 3 days and would start the series with no day off.

Lets just win this one and let the yanks and angels deal with mom nature.

ode to veeck
10-07-2005, 10:35 AM
I do not like the windy forecast today as that helps a knuckler.

Only to a point, but if he can't get it over, we get baserunners galore, and it's off to the races

FoulTerritory
10-07-2005, 10:35 AM
Yes it appears that Tammy will wreak havoc on the playoffs in NY and Boston if we do not get it done today. I do not like the windy forecast today as that helps a knuckler.

The wind can also make a knuckler very difficult to control.

zmz723
10-07-2005, 10:46 AM
according to weather.com, the wind will be in the pitchers face, which greatly helps a knuckleballer

http://www.weather.com/outlook/events/mlb/gameforecast/02215?eventid=149612&epc=be

BeviBall!
10-07-2005, 10:51 AM
Well, MLB can't wait forever to get these games in as it will screw with the network schedules and travel plans too much. Unless it's a monsoon, they'll play these.

The ALCS will start Tuesday, come hell or high, (VERY) high water.

BeviBall!
10-07-2005, 10:52 AM
If its a day game I'm screwed. i have tickets but used a day up this week for game 1 and left early for game 2..

Since the Sox arent going to pay my salary I might have to sell my tickets for game 5 if its a day game.

Ditto.

harwar
10-07-2005, 11:01 AM
I remember reading somewhere that Roger Bossard re-did the field at Fenway Park to improve the drainage.
That may be the difference in getting the game in or not as we all know what a genius that guy is with baseball fields.

hawkjt
10-07-2005, 11:05 AM
Based on the weather forecasts the it is highly unlikely they will open the next series on tues. Will they play a doubleheader if needed?

Fenway
10-07-2005, 12:04 PM
WBZ just had on Elliot Abrams from Accuweather......

He said the Boston area is now looking at 6 or 7 days of rain starting tonight. ( same applies for New York City )

He said this is very similar to the weather system that stalled in 1975 during the World Series that caused everything to be pushed back 3 days.


Prompted this line from Bowie Kuhn

"I am pleased to report that it has stopped raining in New Jersey"

Fenway
10-07-2005, 12:17 PM
Here is a link to the weather station located on the right field roof at Fenway

http://www.aws.com/aws_2001/asp/obsforecast.asp?id=FENWY
http://www.aws.com/aws_2001/asp/single_site.asp?id=FENWY

wind is gusting at 20 right now and will increase later. it is blowing out ( check picture)

http://instacam.com/instacamimg/FENWY/FENWY_S.jpg?rnd=10/7/2005+1:16:47+PM

from the National Weather Service

Suffolk County

Flood Watch:



Issued at: 11:02 AM EDT 10/7/05, expires at: 7:15 PM EDT 10/7/05


Flood Watch Remains in effect from 6 pm edt this evening Through late Saturday night,
The flood watch continues for
Portions of northern connecticut, Massachusetts, Central massachusetts, Eastern Massachusetts, Northeast massachusetts, Western Massachusetts, Southern New Hampshire and northern rhode island, Including The Following areas, In northern connecticut, Hartford Ct, Tolland Ct And windham ct in massachusetts, Eastern Norfolk Ma in central massachusetts, Northern Worcester Ma and southern worcester ma in eastern massachusetts, Central Middlesex Ma, Northern middlesex ma, Southeast Middlesex Ma, Suffolk Ma And western norfolk ma in northeast massachusetts, Eastern Essex Ma and western essex ma in western massachusetts, Eastern Franklin ma, Eastern Hampden Ma, Eastern Hampshire Ma, Western franklin ma, Western Hampden Ma and western hampshire ma in southern new hampshire, Cheshire Nh, Eastern Hillsborough Nh and western and central hillsborough nh in northern rhode island, Northwest Providence Ri.

From 6 pm edt this evening through late Saturday night
An area of heavy rain will move into southern new england tonight and linger across the area on Saturday. Rainfall amounts of 2 to 5 inches are possible through Saturday night. The heaviest amounts are expected across the connecticut and merrimack river basins.
This amount of rain may promote flooding of small rivers and streams in the region. The rain should also cause street flooding in some urban areas Saturday or Saturday night.
Also, There Is A possibility for a renewal of heavy rain in a portion of the watch area Sunday or Monday. This would further aggravate the potential for significant flooding over the holiday weekend.
A flood watch means that flooding is possible, Based On Current Forecasts, In Or Near the watch area, But Is Not imminent. If you Are in the watch area, Check Your Preparedness requirements, especially if you have interests along area rivers this holiday Weekend. Keep informed, And Be Ready for action this weekend if flooding is observed or if a flood warning is issued.
You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

Sad
10-07-2005, 12:23 PM
Is the usual "Called Game" rule in effect for the playoffs?


In other words if the losing team has batted in the 5th and a major cell moves in, will they call it an official game or postpone & resume play another day?

Fenway
10-07-2005, 12:32 PM
Is the usual "Called Game" rule in effect for the playoffs?


In other words if the losing team has batted in the 5th and a major cell moves in, will they call it an official game or postpone & resume play another day?

No post-season game has ever finished early because of weather.

I dunno the way the clouds are racing by that green area starting to get pretty close
http://www.weather.com/weather/map/USMA0046?name=index_large_animated&day=1

(VC edit: Please post links to weather images, not the image itself - heck, that way it means something 3 hours from now too.)

Law11
10-07-2005, 12:36 PM
Just another reason to despise the friggin East Coast...
People talk about Seattle being rainy but this is nuts..

Fenway
10-07-2005, 12:43 PM
Just another reason to despise the friggin East Coast...
People talk about Seattle being rainy but this is nuts..

There won't be a game at Yankee Stadium tonight

http://www.wnbc.com/weather/index.html

These systems don't happen often but when they do :whiner:

XplodingScorbord
10-07-2005, 12:43 PM
Here's a link to the National Weather Service radar loop:

http://www.erh.noaa.gov/radar/loop/DS.p19r0/si.kbox.shtml
It updates every few minutes.

Law11
10-07-2005, 12:50 PM
There won't be a game at Yankee Stadium tonight

http://www.wnbc.com/weather/index.html

These systems don't happen often but when they do :whiner:


This blows!!!
I hate bad Karma.. We are rolling right now!!!

Fenway
10-07-2005, 12:51 PM
Here's a link to the National Weather Service radar loop:

http://www.erh.noaa.gov/radar/loop/DS.p19r0/si.kbox.shtml
It updates every few minutes.

looks like a 6 PM arrival if it in Torrington now

clouds whipping by like they doing 70 :(:

itsnotrequired
10-07-2005, 12:53 PM
This blows!!!
I hate bad Karma.. We are rolling right now!!!

They should be able to squeeze it in.

voodoochile
10-07-2005, 12:53 PM
looks like a 6 PM arrival if it in Torrington now

clouds whipping by like they doing 70 :(:

That gives them 2 hours of playing time. If it isn't raining, I imagine they will start on time.

Fenway
10-07-2005, 12:56 PM
That gives them 2 hours of playing time. If it isn't raining, I imagine they will start on time.

Oh they will start....but with TV timeouts we will only be in the 5th or 6th by then

What everybody is saying is when it starts, thats all folks

I know I don't want to win a rain shortned game and I sure as hell don't want to LOSE that way

Law11
10-07-2005, 12:59 PM
Oh they will start....but with TV timeouts we will only be in the 5th or 6th by then

What everybody is saying is when it starts, thats all folks

I know I don't want to win a rain shortned game and I sure as hell don't want to LOSE that way


Exactly. I dont wanna be down when the rain comes.

Fenway
10-07-2005, 02:03 PM
3 PM

humidity is gone for the time being but wind is swirling now and first band of clouds arriving


http://www.aws.com/aws_2001/asp/obs...st.asp?id=FENWY


http://instacam.com/instacamimg/FENWY/FENWY_S.jpg?rnd=10/7/2005+1:16:47+PM

Madvora
10-07-2005, 02:07 PM
I keep checking the weatherchannel.com and the rain keeps moving back further and further in the day. Looks like we could get the whole thing in.