Jimmie Johnson

NASCAR 2013 HOMESTEAD FORECAST

NASCAR at Homestead-Miami Speedway Race Day Weather Forecast 2013

Mostly sunny and dry weather is on tap for the final Sprint Cup Series race of the 2013 NASCAR season at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Your last NASCAR weather forecast for the 2013 season is calling for mostly to partly sunny skies this afternoon in South Florida. Temperatures will be warm reaching the mid 80s in the afternoon and a stiff east wind between 10 and 15 mph will make for a breezy afternoon and evening. Other than that no weather problems are expected for the Ford EcoBoost 400.

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While weather will not be a concern in south Florida this afternoon, the same can not be said for the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley. While this has nothing to do with today’s Sprint Cup race, many fans live in these areas and could be impacted by severe weather.

When you think of severe weather and severe weather outbreaks you don’t normally think of the month of November, but severe can and does occur. Strong storm system along with it’s trailing cold front will spark a line of strong to severe storms across Illinois, Indiana, southern Michigan, and northern Kentucky. Many of these places, not only have NASCAR fans but even NASCAR tracks.

Threat today, especially later this afternoon and evening will be a line of strong to severe storms with strong damaging winds, hail and even the threat of tornadoes. It will be important for all fans in these areas to monitor local media coverage and pay close attention to changing weather. I will do what I can to push important weather information out through Twitter, so follow me @NASCAR_WXMAN and like me on Facebook for weather updates later today.

On one final note, I just want to thank all of you who take the time to read my weather column here on SBNation.com. Through your support and even your following on Social Media you have opened new doors and opportunities for me in NASCAR and in broadcasting. You, the NASCAR fan, are the reason I do weather forecasts and updates each and every week during the NASCAR season. I am just like you, a fan, I take time off work, travel, and spend money for that great NASCAR experience. In all of these plans, the last thing I want is bad weather to ruin the experience and force me to leave or miss out on a race. My goal is to give you the most accurate weather forecast I can each and every week. I may not always get it right but I do my best and I do it for you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart and look forward to doing it all over again in 2014.

Conditions in Homestead, FL: Click here for Current Weather Conditions | Look at Doppler Radar | Mobile Friendly Site | Mobile Radar

SUNDAY:
1 p.m ET
Sprint Cup pre-race – Partly sunny – temp: 84
2 p.m ET
Sprint Cup pre-race – Partly sunny – temp: 84
3 p.m ET
Sprint Cup race – Partly sunny – temp: 83
4 p.m ET
Sprint Cup race – Partly sunny – temp: 83
5 p.m ET
Sprint Cup race – Partly sunny – temp: 81
6 p.m ET
Sprint Cup race – Partly sunny – temp: 78
7 p.m ET
Sprint Cup race – Partly cloudy – temp: 77

 

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.

Please follow me on Twitter @NASCAR_WXMAN and like me on Facebook for the latest weather updates through the week.

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.

Conditions in Homestead, FL: Click here for Current Weather Conditions | Look at Doppler Radar | Mobile Friendly Site | Mobile Radar

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

 

YouTube – Car Falls on Jimmie Johnson & Chad Knaus or Maybe Not

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Ok this video has been making the rounds on Twitter today. I first saw it posted by Answer this… Here is their take:

Pretty clever “outtake.” Team Lowe’s Racing introduced the video on their Facebook Fan Page and despite it being labeled as an outtake, many fans’ reactions indicate they think it was an unstaged accident.

Upon subsequent viewings, however, it’s hard to ignore the dramatic “NOT FOR AIR” title card, the film slate indicating the actual beginning of the take – and of course, how that strong Kobalt tool box didn’t move an inch when 3,400 pounds of metal landed on it.

I made the mistake by only watching the first part and didn’t catch the whole video. At first I bought into it and then I re-watched it. Being in TV long enough and I saw the them zoom on the Kobalt Toolbox and then Jimmie asked for a screwdriver I started to get the feel that this was more of a staged commercial than an actual accident.

As I was writing this post it appears my inclination that this was an ad like those old Powerade ads with Andy Roddick and LeBron James were correct. It does appear that about 25% of the people who saw this ad (based on SBNation.com NASCAR writer Jeff Gluck estimated by those who tweeted him) believed this was real.

Jeff Was able to catch up with Superman AKA Jimmie Johnson about the ad, you can read his article here on SBNation.com, “Jimmie Johnson Almost Crushed by Falling Car…NOT!

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