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roylestillman
03-21-2006, 11:26 AM
This Opening Night thing has me worried. Anybody up for a wager on game time weather?

I'll optomistically go with clear and 43 degrees.

CaptainBallz
03-21-2006, 11:31 AM
Unfornunately, weather is the only thing that can ruin that day for me.

I'll guess fortunate...parly cloudy High in the low 50's :smile:

ChiSoxGirl
03-21-2006, 11:33 AM
No need to guess. This (http://wwwa.accuweather.com/forecast-page3.asp?partner=accuweather&myadc=0&traveler=1&zipcode=60616&fday=11&metric=0) extended forecast, which of course will change between now and then, doesn't predict anything close to last year's Opening Day! Break out the shorts!

Soxfanspcu11
03-21-2006, 11:34 AM
I remember one of the first games that I went to last year. MAY, not march, MAY 1st, 2005 vs. Detroit. A Sunday game that we won 8-0.

It was something like 38 degrees with a wind-chill of like 25. So I'm not very optimistic.

I will go with the PRICE IS RIGHT philosophy and bid LOW.

I will say 12 degrees with a blinding snowstorm.

Chicken Dinner
03-21-2006, 11:41 AM
No need to guess. This (http://wwwa.accuweather.com/forecast-page3.asp?partner=accuweather&myadc=0&traveler=1&zipcode=60616&fday=11&metric=0) extended forecast, which of course will change between now and then, doesn't predict anything close to last year's Opening Day! Break out the shorts!

But what does Tom Skilling say?

ChiSoxGirl
03-21-2006, 11:42 AM
But what does Tom Skilling say?

His is only a seven day forecast, so we can't go by what he says until Sunday at the earliest.

ChiSoxGirl
03-21-2006, 11:43 AM
I remember one of the first games that I went to last year. MAY, not march, MAY 1st, 2005 vs. Detroit. A Sunday game that we won 8-0.

It was something like 38 degrees with a wind-chill of like 25. So I'm not very optimistic.

I was at a game on May 3- game time temperature was 43 with the wind coming off the Lake around 15 mph! It was FREEZING! In comparison, I was at Burhele's 99-minute masterpiece a couple weeks earlier and was in jeans & a tank top! :dunno:

jdm2662
03-21-2006, 11:50 AM
I was at a game on May 3- game time temperature was 43° with the wind coming off the Lake around 15 mph! It was FREEZING! In comparison, I was at Burhele's 99-minute masterpiece a couple weeks earlier and was in jeans & a tank top! :dunno:

That's life in so called spring in Chicago. In my view, there is never a spring. Once May comes around, we hit summer. I have not had good weather for my spring soccer season since I started in 2001...

I was at the second game in 2003 against DET. It was a Saturday afternoon 1:00 game. It was sunny. Sounds like a decent game right? Except it was 32 degrees, with a wind chill of about 15. We almost sat in the bar for the whole game. It was at least warm.

That still didn't top the worst. I remember going to a game in 1992 in June, where I had to wear my winter coat. That sucked ass!

gobears1987
03-21-2006, 12:07 PM
I remember one of the first games that I went to last year. MAY, not march, MAY 1st, 2005 vs. Detroit. A Sunday game that we won 8-0.

It was something like 38 degrees with a wind-chill of like 25. So I'm not very optimistic.

I will go with the PRICE IS RIGHT philosophy and bid LOW.

I will say 12 degrees with a blinding snowstorm.I was at that game. (Garland 4 hit shutout too). It was in the mid-high 40s IIRC.

Dick Allen
03-21-2006, 12:22 PM
Weather on 4/2, in a word, bad. This isn't San Diego we're living in here. How I've spent my whole life in this town, I'm not really sure.

The Critic
03-21-2006, 12:45 PM
Partly sunny and 50 on Tuesday the 4th?
I'll take it.

roylestillman
03-21-2006, 12:46 PM
But what does Tom Skilling say?

Skillfull's on vacation. But his posse in the Trib has us warmimg up by April 2 (see the map to the right). 31st consecutive Opening Day for me and I can only remember maybe 5 or 6 that were over 45 degrees.

JohnBasedowYoda
03-21-2006, 02:53 PM
55 and clear. I have no doubt in my mind.

areilly
03-21-2006, 03:01 PM
High in the low 50's, heavy winds, and a 100% chance of kicking off a hell of a year with a White Sox winner.

PAPChiSox729
03-21-2006, 05:46 PM
An awesome day to play ball. That's what it will be.

chisoxfanatic
03-21-2006, 06:06 PM
It will be raining home run balls from Konerko, Thome, and Dye. :D:

RealMenWearBlack
03-21-2006, 06:17 PM
No Tarp.

twentywontowin
03-21-2006, 06:50 PM
Just like last year when it was t-shirt and jeans weather.

55 high during the day, about 45 when the game is underway. Partly cloudy.

gbergman
03-21-2006, 07:48 PM
33 degrees and snowing

SOecks
03-21-2006, 08:17 PM
It will be a freakish 68 with clear skies. I'll be drinking at the patio party way before the game starts and will walk up to my right field seats right before gametime to watch the World Champs beat hated Cleveland.

jamokes
03-21-2006, 08:44 PM
The weather will be better than the last time we were at the Park watching the White Sox win!!!!!:supernana: October 23, 2005.

Sargeant79
03-21-2006, 09:02 PM
Don't care. I will be attending with a big smile on my face even if my beer freezes.

The most recent outdoor sporting event that I attended was the Bears/Falcons game on a Sunday night with subzero windchills and Rex Grossman entering the game at halftime. If it's above freezing it's going to feel downright balmy compared to that.

chisoxmike
03-21-2006, 09:16 PM
33 degrees and snowing

Are you kidding?

I'm guessing ****ing freezing that night. Something like 35 with high winds. Horrible conditions.

Brian26
03-21-2006, 09:25 PM
I remember one of the first games that I went to last year. MAY, not march, MAY 1st, 2005 vs. Detroit. A Sunday game that we won 8-0.

It was something like 38 degrees with a wind-chill of like 25. So I'm not very optimistic.


A masterpiece by Garland. I marked in my scorebook "Rain, 45 degrees". I sat in the upper deck behind homeplate, and I remember it was freezing.

BTW, Garland's line: 9 IP, 6 K, 1 BB, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER. Attendance was 20,862, time of game was 2 hrs 23 min.

Timo Perez had the only homer of the game.

Oh yeah, this was one of the few games Pedro Lopez played in. He started at shortstop and a had an rbi hit in the 6th.

whitesoxwilkes
03-21-2006, 09:41 PM
Mostly clear and cool, dark clouds as far away as possible.

Beer Can Chicken
03-21-2006, 09:59 PM
I'm expecting the weather to be miserable on Opening Day. Looks like I'll have to cinch it up, hunker down and drink through it!

TomBradley72
03-21-2006, 09:59 PM
Mostly clear and cool, dark clouds as far away as possible.

The dark clouds will primarily be over the blue seats.

Clear and mild over the green seats.

DSpivack
03-21-2006, 09:59 PM
I remember one of the first games that I went to last year. MAY, not march, MAY 1st, 2005 vs. Detroit. A Sunday game that we won 8-0.

HA! So much for that. If fall has an "indian summer" then spring has a winter equivalent. Friends got free tickets to a Cubs-Astros game on May 31, 2003. The temperature couldn't have been more than 40 degrees, we were sitting in the upper deck behind home plate, and the wind was blowing straight in from center at around 20 miles an hour. It was freezing; the wind chill was probably in the 20s.

What made it worse is that it probably the most boring baseball game I've ever been to. I like pitching duels, but this was more a case of two anemic offenses than anything else. The game ended with a Sosa RBI groundout in the 16th inning, 1-0.

itsnotrequired
03-21-2006, 10:52 PM
33 degrees and snowing

They use blaze orange balls when it is snowing, correct?

:redneck

HotelWhiteSox
03-21-2006, 10:59 PM
http://www.weather.com/outlook/events/mlb/gameforecast/60616?eventid=168693&epc=be

says it's too far out of the extended forecast, so they are currently using historical averages to predict a high of 54 and low of 37

WSox8404
03-21-2006, 11:09 PM
42 and cloudy.

chisoxfanatic
03-21-2006, 11:13 PM
I've already got my attire in place:

Jeans
World Series Champions locker room Cap
Sox Earrings
World Series Champions locker room-style grey hoodie

ChiSoxGirl
03-21-2006, 11:15 PM
I think any way we slice it, it's going to be great World Champion bullpen fleece weather! :smile:

chisoxfanatic
03-21-2006, 11:16 PM
I think any way we slice it, it's going to be great World Champion bullpen fleece weather! :smile:

I think DumpJerry will keep all of us warm with his new grill (thanks Robin!).

oharewx
03-22-2006, 12:39 AM
cloudy, mid 40s, northeast wind off the lake

Cuck the Fubs
03-22-2006, 12:44 AM
As with every opening day I attend, and in tribute to A - Row.....

Bears Weather!!!

:D:

DumpJerry
03-22-2006, 08:06 AM
I think DumpJerry will keep all of us warm with his new grill (thanks Robin!).
Gather 'round kids!:D:

I look at it this way: if it is "cold," we can blame ESPN.

I'm ready for whatever the weather throws our way. The last outdoor sporting event I attended was that Bears game against the Falcons where the wind chill was 7 below Zero. Upper 20's sound balmy to me!

Nonetheless, it will be White (Sox) hot inside!!!!

viagracat
03-22-2006, 12:22 PM
I've been to three or four Opening Days at Comiskey, and I don't think it's ever been more than about 42 degrees and always with wind and clouds. Just brutal. I think one year it actually snowed. Of course, being Chicago, you can get rotten baseball weather as late as June around here. But I'll be an optimist and say 45 and partly cloudy.

The good news is on Opening Day, you never have to worry about warm beer:gulp:

roylestillman
03-22-2006, 01:09 PM
Any way they'd allow us to bring the grills in with us from tailgating?

spiffie
03-22-2006, 01:43 PM
Yay...the Accuweather forecast as of today:

Sunday Night: Very cold with snow. Winds from the SE at 10 mph.Low: 27 FRealFeel: 14 F

Am I the only one who has envisioned the nightmare scenario of a huge snowstorm causing them to cancel Opening Night? When it comes to Chicago weather I am an unrepentant dark cloud.

Hangar18
03-22-2006, 01:48 PM
40 and bitter wind gusts, but clear

jdm2662
03-22-2006, 01:54 PM
Yay...the Accuweather forecast as of today:

Sunday Night: Very cold with snow. Winds from the SE at 10 mph.Low: 27 FRealFeel: 14 F

Am I the only one who has envisioned the nightmare scenario of a huge snowstorm causing them to cancel Opening Night? When it comes to Chicago weather I am an unrepentant dark cloud.

Damn it Sean, don't bring up the S Word. I move this Sunday!!!!!!

spiffie
03-22-2006, 05:11 PM
Damn it Sean, don't bring up the S Word. I move this Sunday!!!!!!
Don't worry, that's the forecast for April 2. Your moving day shouldn't be so bad.

miker
03-22-2006, 05:16 PM
Seasonal.

itsnotrequired
03-22-2006, 07:10 PM
Yay...the Accuweather forecast as of today:

Sunday Night: Very cold with snow. Winds from the SE at 10 mph.Low: 27 FRealFeel: 14 F

Am I the only one who has envisioned the nightmare scenario of a huge snowstorm causing them to cancel Opening Night? When it comes to Chicago weather I am an unrepentant dark cloud.

10 day forecasts are like ESPN pre-season predictions. Pay them no bother.

McCuddy
03-23-2006, 03:22 PM
Anything more than 72 hours in the future is just a guess, and probably looks an awful lot like the historical averages for that day. Even the best computer models are only useful within three days of the event.

Or, as I prefer to say... "My forecast was fine; the timing was bad."

soxfan13
03-23-2006, 03:41 PM
Sunday nite game 42 degrees with a brisk breeze that goes thru the bones but not wet :smile:

RadioheadRocks
03-27-2006, 03:42 AM
According to Tom Skilling's 7-day forecast as of today the weather for next Sunday will be mostly sunny with a daytime high of 57, some increase in high clouds over the afternoon and clouding over at night. Light and variable winds, night time low of 45.

voodoochile
03-27-2006, 06:52 AM
According to Tom Skilling's 7-day forecast as of today the weather for next Sunday will be mostly sunny with a daytime high of 57, some increase in high clouds over the afternoon and clouding over at night. Light and variable winds, night time low of 45.

Great news if it holds. Of course predicting weather in Chicago 7 days out in April is not exactly an easy thing to do.

I'm taking my own advice... packing shorts and a down coat...

TornLabrum
03-27-2006, 07:59 AM
For Sox games in April, especially night games, thermal underwear is your friend.

I'm not going to be paying much attention to Sunday forecasts until Wednesday or so. Forcasts are generally reasonably accurate about 5 days out.

itsnotrequired
03-29-2006, 12:35 PM
Forecast isn't looking the best right now. It calls for temps in the 50s which is better than earlier forecasts but also calls for clouds and a 40-60% chance of rain, depending on which forecast you look at.

A rainout on opening night would suuuuck.

Railsplitter
03-29-2006, 07:50 PM
That's life in so called spring in Chicago. In my view, there is never a spring. Once May comes around, we hit summer. I have not had good weather for my spring soccer season since I started in 2001...

I was at the second game in 2003 against DET. It was a Saturday afternoon 1:00 game. It was sunny. Sounds like a decent game right? Except it was 32 degrees, with a wind chill of about 15. We almost sat in the bar for the whole game. It was at least warm.

That still didn't top the worst. I remember going to a game in 1992 in June, where I had to wear my winter coat. That sucked ass!
I might have been at that game as well. Did they play cCeveland or do you remember the opponet?