2012 NASCAR Season

NASCAR at Homestead 2012 Race Day Weather forecast: Another Small Chance of Showers

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Mostly dry weather expected for the final Sprint Cup series race of the 2012 NASCAR season at Homestead-Miami Speedway. All weekend there has been a stalled front just off the eastern coast of Florida. This has been the focusing mechanism for isolated showers near and around Homestead-Miami Speedway all weekend. Will we see rain? More than likely not but with that front in close proximity to the track we can’t rule them out.

Although there is a small chance of an isolated afternoon shower, I don’t expect a race ending or postponing shower. I am not going to rule out a shower that causes a delay or two but overall I think the likelihood of rain affect the track this afternoon is ten percent or less.

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On a personal note, I want to thank all of you who are fans of what I do and follow me on Twitter and now on Facebook. As a fan who either spends their hard earned money to go to a race or those who organizes their entire Sunday afternoon, Saturday night or the occasional Monday afternoon, to sit at home and watch a race I understand how important having accurate weather information is. I am a fan too and just like you I plan my Sunday’s and the occasional trip to a NASCAR track around the weather. All of you who follow me on Twitter, Facebook, over on SBNation.com, listen to me on Sirius-XM NASCAR Morning Drive and occasionally on PRN, you’re the reason I do this, thank you.

Three years ago I was just like all of you, a NASCAR fan. I was watching a race, listening to the commentators talk about approaching rain but never showing those watching a radar or just how long it would take the rain to arrive. Then there is always the fun rain delay where you listen and every announcer says, “We will be going racing anytime” when in reality it is more likely a Monday afternoon race. Knowing that, and having the skills as a meteorologist, NASCAR WXMAN (wx = abbreviation for weather) was born. I am still that fan and I am a fan of all of you. This sport has the greatest fans and you make this so much fun. Each week, NASCAR weather forecasts are a hobby. I am starting to make a little money off them but I am not going to stop my main weather gig as Chief Meteorologist at KMVT-TV in Twin Falls, ID anytime soon. Again from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU. I will try to do updates from time to time and feel free to ask questions and let me know what you may  be interested in.

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SUNDAY:
12  p.m ET
Sprint Cup pre-race – Partly sunny, chance of an isolated shower – temp: 80
1 p.m ET
Sprint Cup pre-race – Partly sunny, chance of an isolated shower – temp: 81
2 p.m ET
Sprint Cup pre-race – Partly sunny, chance of an isolated shower – temp: 81
3 p.m ET
Sprint Cup race – Partly sunny, chance of an isolated shower – temp: 80
4 p.m ET
Sprint Cup race – Partly sunny, chance of an isolated shower – temp: 79
5 p.m ET
Sprint Cup race – Partly cloudy, chance of an isolated shower – temp: 77
6 p.m ET
Sprint Cup race – Partly cloudy – temp: 75
7 p.m ET
Sprint Cup race – Partly cloudy  – temp: 73

 

NASCAR FORECAST HOMESTEAD NOV 2012

NASCAR at Homestead 2012 Weather forecast: Small Chance of Showers

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Stalled front just off the eastern coast of Florida will keep a small threat of showers across southeast Florida today and even into Sunday. Although there is a threat of showers, it doesn’t look to be anything that would delay or postpone any races.

We will see a mix of sunshine and clouds today but with that stalled boundary just off to the east, a stray shower can’t be ruled out. It will be nice and warm with highs near 80 degrees.

Sunday’s Sprint Cup finale looks mostly dry and mostly sunny. An isolated showers could form late in the day, but I am confident that any shower that may form won’t cause any massive problems. I still expect mostly dry conditions this weekend.

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NASCAR FORECAST TEXAS NOV 2012

NASCAR at Texas 2012 Weather forecast: Mostly Dry Slight Chance of Storms

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UPDATE THURSDAY 4:00 a.m. EDT (11/1/2012):

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THURSDAY:
6 p.m EDT
Truck Series Practice – Mostly clear and warm – temp: 85
7:30 p.m EDT
Truck Series Final Practice – Mostly clear and warm – temp: 80

FRIDAY:
12:30 p.m EDT
Sprint Cup Series Practice – Mostly sunny and warm – temp: 78
2:05 p.m EDT
Nationwide Series Practice – Mostly sunny and warm – temp: 84
3:10 p.m EDT
Truck Series Qualifying – Mostly sunny and warm – temp: 86
4:40 p.m EDT
Sprint Cup Series Qualifying – Mostly sunny and warm – temp: 87
6:00 p.m EDT
Nationwide Final Practice – Mostly clear and warm – temp: 84
8 p.m EDT
Truck Series Race – Mostly clear and warm – temp: 80

SATURDAY:
3:00 p.m EDT
Sprint Cup Series Practice – Partly sunny, chance of scattered storm – temp: 78
4:05 p.m EDT
Nationwide Series Qualifying – Partly sunny, chance of scattered storm – temp: 80
5:45 p.m EDT
Sprint Cup Series Final Practice – Partly sunny, chance of scattered storm – temp: 80
7:30 p.m EDT
Nationwide Series Race – Patchy clouds, chance of scattered storm – temp: 76

SUNDAY:
1:00 p.m EDT
Sprint Cup Series Pre-Race – Partly sunny, chance of scattered storm – temp: 66
2:00 p.m EDT
Sprint Cup Series Pre-Race – Partly sunny, chance of scattered storm – temp: 69
3:00 p.m EDT
Sprint Cup Series Race – Partly sunny, chance of scattered storm – temp: 72
4:00 p.m EDT
Sprint Cup Series Race – Partly sunny, chance of scattered storm – temp: 72
5:00 p.m EDT
Sprint Cup Series Race – Partly sunny, chance of scattered storm – temp: 73
6:00 p.m EDT
Sprint Cup Series Race – Partly sunny, chance of scattered storm – temp: 71

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NASCAR at Martinsville Fall of 2012 – Racing For the Sprint Cup and Sandy

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Martinsville Speedway appears to be nestled between a stalled cold front to the west and hurricane Sandy to the east. What does this mean for today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race? It means we should be able to get the race in and completed with few, if any, interruptions.

Sandy will continue to move slowly northward during he day Sunday. This will bring a breezy northerly wind. Speeds will range between 10 to 20 mph with some gust near 25 mph. Rain chance are minimal but there could be an isolated shower in the afternoon and I also expect pockets of drizzle through the morning.

Skies should be cloudy for the bulk of the day and temperatures will be in the low 60s through the afternoon. With the exception of wind, Martinsville Speedway feels very little affect from Sandy during the day today.

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The above image is for Monday midday across the Mid-Atlantic and northeast. Weather conditions will be nasty from northern and eastern Virginia up through Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, New Jersey and the southern part of New England as Sandy prepares to make landfall Monday evening.

I bring this up, not because it will impact today’s NASCAR race but it could have a major impact on fans going home from the race Monday. You probably have heard from the Weather Channel and various meteorologist that Sandy could very well be a “Once in a lifetime” storm. Is it hype? In my opinion, no.

Most meteorologist haven’t seen anything quite like this, we are breaking new ground on a storm like this and we want to make sure the public is safe and not take any chances down playing the potential damage and impact this storm will have. If you re going to the race and have to travel to the states I listed, I’d leave as soon as the race is over. You’ll still have some nasty weather to deal with but not to the magnitude the later you wait.

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NASCAR WEATHER FORECAST KANSAS

NASCAR at Kansas 2012 Weather forecast: Nice Weather The Rest Of the Weekend

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FORECAST UPDATE SATURDAY 12:30 p.m. EDT:

Sunshine and warmer will be the forecast for Kansas Speedway this weekend for the NASCAR Nationwide series and the Sprint Cup series. This afternoon temperatures in the low 70s and on Sunday in the upper 70s. Skies will be mostly to partly sunny. All in all a very nice weekend in Kansas.

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NASCAR at Kansas 2012 Weather forecast: Strong gusty winds

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Chilly and windy conditions are in place as we start the NASCAR weekend at Kansas Speedway. Highs will be near 60 today and Friday along with some strong gusty winds. There is a Wind Advisory in effect for Kansas Motor Speedway from 10 a.m. CDT until 7 p.m. CDT today. Winds Winds will increase through the mid to late morning peaking during the afternoon. Winds will be out of the west-northwest sustained between 25 to 35 mph and gusting to near 40 and 50 mph. There is just a slight chance of a scattered shower or sprinkle during the late afternoon but overall the forecast for today is dry, windy and cool.

It remains cool and breezy on Friday with plenty of sunshine and highs still near 60. Winds will be out of the northwest between 10 and 20 mph gusting to 25 to 30 mph throughout the afternoon.

By the weekend, temperatures will be warmer, winds will be less and overall some nice weather. Highs will range from 72 to 78 degrees and winds will be out of the south between 5 and 15 mph.

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THURSDAY:
9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup Series Testing – Partly sunny, windy (west 15-25 gust near 40 mph) – temp: 45-55
2 to 6 p.m. EDT
Nationwide Series Practice – Partly sunny, windy (NW 25-35 gust near 45 mph) – temp: 55-60

FRIDAY:
12:30 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup Series Practice – Partly sunny, windy (NW 10-20 gust near 25 mph) – temp: 55
2:10 p.m. EDT
Nationwide Series Practice – Partly sunny, windy (NW 10-20 gust near 25 mph) – temp: 58
3:40 p.m. EDT
Nationwide Series Final Practice – Partly sunny, windy (NW 10-20 gust near 25 mph) – temp: 60
5:10 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup Series Qualifying – Partly sunny, windy (NW 10-20 gust near 25 mph) – temp: 60

SATURDAY:
11:00 a.m. EDT
Sprint Cup Series Practice – Mostly sunny – temp: 54
12:05 p.m. EDT
Nationwide Series Qualifying – Mostly sunny – temp: 60
1:50 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup Series Final Practice – Mostly sunny – temp: 65
3:30 p.m. EDT
Nationwide Race – Mostly sunny – temp: 69

SUNDAY
12:00 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup Pre-Race – Mostly sunny – temp: 67
1:00 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup Pre-Race – Mostly sunny – temp: 70
2:00 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup Race – Mostly sunny – temp: 72
3:00 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup Race – Mostly sunny – temp: 76
4:00 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup Race – Mostly sunny – temp: 77
5:00 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup Race – Mostly sunny – temp: 76

2012 NASCAR Talladega Superspeedway Weather Forecast: Weather Changes Take Place This Weekend

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The main challenge this NASCAR weekend at Talladega Superspeedway will be the development and placement of isolated storms across Alabama.

Not a bad weather weekend for NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and Sprint Cup Series at Talladega Superspeedway. The weather will go through drastic changes this weekend as far as temperatures but will remain mostly dry.

Cold front will move in across Alabama Saturday night into early Sunday morning. The biggest impact this weekend from the cold front will be temperatures. They will go from highs in the 80s today and Saturday to highs in the 60s on Sunday. There is a slight chance of showers Saturday evening into early Sunday morning but there isn’t a lot of moisture to work with so any activity will be spotty at best. Rain is not a major concern this weekend.

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FRIDAY:
10:30 a.m. EDT
Camping World Truck Series final practice – Sunny skies – temp: 68
2:30 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup Series practice – Sunny skies – temp: 81
4:00 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup Series final practice – Sunny skies – temp: 84
5:10 p.m. EDT
Camping World Truck Series qualifying – Sunny skies – temp: 83

SATURDAY:
12:15 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup Series qualifying – Mostly sunny – temp: 75
4:00 p.m. EDT
Camping World Truck Series race – Sun and clouds – temp: 80

SUNDAY:
12:00 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup Pre-Race – Clouds and some sun – temp: 61
1:00 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup Race – Partly sunny – temp: 63
2:00 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup Race – Partly sunny – temp: 66
3:00 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup Race – Partly sunny – temp: 66
4:00 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup Race – Partly sunny – temp: 67
5:00 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup Race – Partly sunny – temp: 67 

DOVER NASCAR WEATHER FORECAST

2012 Dover International Speedway Weather Forecast: Possible Showers But Not All Wet

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FORECAST UPDATE FRIDAY 5:00 a.m. EDT (9/28/2012):

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FRIDAY FORECAST:
Mostly cloudy, chance of an afternoon shower or thunderstorm.
Winds: South 5-10 mph
High: 78

SATURDAY FORECAST:
Sun and clouds, mostly dry and cooler, slight chance of an isolated shower.
Winds: North 5-10 mph
High: 72

SUNDAY FORECAST:
Partly sunny, chance of a scattered afternoon shower, but mostly dry.
Winds: East 5-10 mph
High: 73

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NEW HAMPSHIRE NASCAR WEATHER FORECAST

New Hampshire Motor Speedway Race Day Weather Forecasts

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RICHMOND NASCAR RACE DAY WEATHER FORECAST

2012 NASCAR At Richmond International Raceway Race Day Weather Forecast: Can We Race Tonight?

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First half of the day will be partly sunny, very warm and humid with afternoon high temperatures expected to reach near 90. A strong cold front will push across Virginia during the day bringing with it showers and storms. It is expected to arrive in Richmond between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. with a line of strong storms and showers. This is obviously a problem because the NASCAR Sprint Cup race is scheduled for around 7:30 p.m. EDT.

The image above is just one of the computer models I like to look at when putting together a forecast. This is from Friday night for 8 p.m. tonight. I’ve marked Richmond on the map and as you can see it has the main line of storms to the east of Richmond and the track, but lighter more scattered showers remain behind around the city of Richmond

Here is another model for the same time 8 p.m. tonight, both of these models have been consistent keeping rain near or over Richmond around the time the race is scheduled to start.

As if the worry of rain delaying or even postponing tonight’s NASCAR race wasn’t enough, the Storm Prediction Center continue to have Richmond International Speedway in a slight risk for severe weather. The main threat with the line of storms expected later today and tonight is gusty damaging winds. Lightning would also be a big concern with all those fans out camping and tailgating before the start of the race.

Do we race tonight?  My gut is telling me that it will be very difficult to get this race in tonight but it’s possible. A lot has to go NASCAR’s way in order for us to see racing tonight. The rain and storms have to arrive as early as possible (between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.) and clear out quickly giving crews plenty of time to dry the track with no more rain to follow.

The other question is if the rain clears out and they get the track dried by 10 p.m. or 11 p.m. would NASCAR still race that late? It’s a tough call so please follow me on Twitter @NASCAR_WXMAN and like me on Facebook for the latest weather updates because things could change quickly later today.

If the race is postponed until Sunday, the weather forecast is perfect. Lots of sunshine, cooler temperatures with highs near 80 and less humidity. Although not certain, in the past if a night race was moved to the next day NASCAR typically started it around noon or 1 p.m. EDT.

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