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PHOENIX NASCAR WEATHER FORECAST

2014 Phoenix International Raceway Weather Forecast: Threat of Rain in the Desert

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11:30 a.m. Update – Rain showers around Phoenix International Race way continue to be either to the east or the west and missing the track completely. In my weather forecast over on SBNation.com, I mentioned there could be windows of opportunity, and we are seeing one of these with Sprint Cup practice. How long will this window last, hard to tell. I looked over new forecast data this morning and while there are extended periods of dry where the track is located, rain and storms could form just about anywhere.

One of the toughest things to forecast around are mountains and valleys. I experience that here in Twin Falls, Idaho daily. The mountain ranges near and around the track could be the saving grace for most of the day.

SUNDAY’S WEATHER FORECAST:
Rain is expected to move out of the area early Sunday morning, with morning clouds giving way to afternoon sunshine, While Sunday will be mostly dry, there is a small chance that a few isolated pop-up showers could form during the afternoon. While one of these showers could hit the track, the likelihood is very low. The odds of having a rain shower hit Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday is around 15 percent.

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SATURDAY:
11:00 a.m ET
Sprint Cup Series practice – Poss. Showers and possible thunderstorm – temp: 59
12:10 p.m ET
Nationwide Series qualifying – Poss. Showers and possible thunderstorm – temp: 60
2:00 p.m ET
Sprint Cup Series Final practice – Poss. Showers and possible thunderstorm – temp: 62
3:45  p.m ET
Nationwide Series race – Poss. Showers and possible thunderstorm – temp: 65
5:30  p.m ET
Nationwide Series race – Poss. Showers and possible thunderstorm – temp: 68
6:30  p.m ET
Nationwide Series race – Poss. Showers and possible thunderstorm – temp: 68
7:30  p.m ET
Nationwide Series race – Poss. Showers and possible thunderstorm – temp: 66
8:30  p.m ET
Nationwide Series race – Cloudy, chance of shower/storm – temp: 64
9:30  p.m ET
Nationwide Series race – Cloudy, chance of shower/storm – temp: 63
10:30  p.m ET
Nationwide Series race – Cloudy, chance of shower/storm – temp: 60
11:30  p.m ET
Nationwide Series race – Cloudy, chance of shower/storm – temp: 60

SUNDAY:
1 p.m ET
Sprint Cup pre-race – Sun and clouds – temp: 60
2 p.m ET
Sprint Cup pre-race – Sun and clouds, chc, of an isolated shower – temp: 63
3 p.m ET
Sprint Cup race – Sun and clouds, chc, of an isolated shower  – temp: 65
4 p.m ET
Sprint Cup race – Partly sunny, chc, of an isolated shower – temp: 68
5 p.m ET
Sprint Cup race – Partly sunny, chc, of an isolated shower – temp: 71
6 p.m ET
Sprint Cup race – Partly sunny, chc, of an isolated shower – temp: 70

 

2012 Phoenix International Raceway Weather Forecast: No Rain Lots of Sun

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SAT
MAR 3
SUN
MAR 4

Sunny, Warm Sunny, Very Warm
High: 73
Low: 43
High: 83
Low: 48

FORECAST UPDATE SATURDAY 5:00 AM ET (3/1/2012):
No fault with the forecast this weekend. Lots of sunshine and warm pleasant temperatures. Saturday will see highs in the mid 70s with Sunday being warmer into the low to mid 80s. Just sit back and enjoy an interruption free weekend of NASCAR racing.

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2012 Phoenix International Raceway Weather Forecast: Weekend Is Warm, Bring The Sunscreen

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FRI
MAR 2
SAT
MAR 3
SUN
MAR 4

Sunny Sunny, Warmer Sunny, Very Warm
High: 67
Low: 47
High: 73
Low: 48
High: 84
Low: 51

FORECAST UPDATE THURSDAY 3:30PM ET (3/1/2012):
Breezy conditions will continue into Friday and it will remain cool. By the weekend temperatures warm into the mid 70s and even mid 80s by the weekend. The most important part of the forecast is it is 100% dry and lots of sunshine. Just bring the sunscreen this weekend.

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2012 Phoenix International Raceway Weather Forecast: Let The Sun Shine

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THU
MAR 1
FRI
MAR 2
SAT
MAR 3
SUN
MAR 4

Sunny Sunny Sunny Sunny
High: 69
Low: 44
High: 67
Low: 45
High: 70
Low: 44
High: 81
Low: 49

FORECAST UPDATE WEDNESDAY 3PM ET (2/29/2012):
Cool yet comfortable for the desert this week. Most of the time highs are upper 60s to near 70 and lows in the mid 40s. Race day will be ten degrees warmer. There are no weather concerns expected so enjoy a sunny weekend of NASCAR racing.

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2012 Phoenix International Raceway Weather Forecast: Plenty Of Sunshine

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WED
FEB 29
THU
MAR 1
FRI
MAR 2
SAT
MAR 3
SUN
MAR 4

Sunny Skies Mostly Sunny Skies Sunny Skies, Breezy Sunny Skies Sunny Skies
High: 68
Low: 43
High: 70
Low: 46
High: 71
Low: 48
High: 74
Low: 46
High: 78
Low: 51

FORECAST UPDATE TUESDAY 3PM ET (2/28/2012):
Sunshine is the rule this week in the Arizona desert. This is a welcome change after dealing with rain for the Daytona 500. The only thing I see is Thursday night into Friday as a moisture starved system slides through the area. No rain associated with this but could see winds become gusty into Friday. Very pleasant weather and lots of sunshine.

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Phoenix International Raceway NASCAR Race Day Weather Forecast

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11:30 AM UPDATE: Radar showing showers to the south of Phoenix International Raceway. It looks impressive but it has been falling apart as it moves north over some of the mountains and terrain. Few of these showers will make there way farther north and could impact the track this morning. The race is scheduled for 1pm MT (3pm ET) and there could be a slight rain delay because of the weather.

It appears the storm system is tracking farther north than what was expected. This has allowed for more moisture and rain to spread farther north and become more wide spread than originally thought. Will keep you updated here and on Twitter,  @NASCAR_WXMAN.

SUNDAY
NOV 13
Mostly cloudy, scattered morning showers. Isolated shower possible in the afternoon but mostly dry
High: 68
Low: 55

FORECAST UPDATE SUNDAY 6AM ET:
Scattered showers remain in the forecast for Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday. Storm system is expected to move through northwest Mexico on Sunday. Most of the showers will be south of the Phoenix area along the Arizona, Mexico border. There will be a few scattered rain showers during Sunday morning but I expect most of the afternoon to be dry as the morning activity moves east and south of the race track. Worst case scenario for Sunday afternoon is if a isolated shower moves over the track causing a yellow-flag caution or maybe a brief red flag. Skies will be cloudy, and temperatures will be cooler as highs only reach the upper 60s to near 70.

SUNDAY:
3  p.m ET
Sprint Cup Race – Mostly cloudy, cooler, possible shower – temp: 68

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Phoenix International Raceway NASCAR Weather Forecast: Rain Yes, Worried No

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SAT 
NOV 12
SUN 
NOV 13
Sun & clouds, slight chance of a stray PM shower Mostly cloudy, possible shower or two, mainly dry
High: 75
High: 67
Low: 55

FORECAST UPDATE SATURDAY 3:30 PM ET:
Rain is in the forecast Sunday for Phoenix International Raceway but the threat is for isolated to scattered light rain. Storm system will pass by to the south through northern Mexico. The bulk of the rain is expected to fall along the Mexico Arizona border but a few showers could develop and fall over the track during the afternoon Sunday.

I don’t expect the rain to be a problem on Sunday. If a shower does occur it may cause a yellow flag caution or worst case a brief delay but I don’t see this being postponed until Monday.

SATURDAY:
1:30  p.m ET
Sprint Cup Qualifying – Clouds and sunshine – temp: 68
3:30  p.m ET
Nationwide Race – Partly Sunny skies – temp: 74

SUNDAY:
3  p.m ET
Sprint Cup Race – Mostly cloudy, cooler, possible shower – temp: 66

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Phoenix International Raceway NASCAR Weather Forecast: Threat of Rain Decreases

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FRI
NOV 11
SAT
NOV 12
SUN
NOV 13

Mostly cloudy, some sun Sun & clouds, slight chance of a stray shower Mostly cloudy, possible shower, mainly dry
High: 75
High: 74
Low: 55
High: 67
Low: 55

FORECAST UPDATE FRIDAY 2 AM ET:
Still expecting an upper level storm system to move in from the Pacific on Friday and then move south of Arizona Saturday and Sunday. With each run of the forecast models the system is farther and farther south. This is good news for NASCAR, because it takes most of the energy and rain threat farther south too.

Friday and Saturday should be fair with partly to mostly cloudy skies and highs in the mid to low 70s. There is a small chance of a shower on Sunday but it doesn’t appear to be a major concern. At worst a stray shower or two that result in a brief caution but other than that, mostly cloudy skies and cooler with highs in the mid to upper 60s.

FRIDAY:
1:30 p.m ET
Sprint Cup Practice – Mostly cloudy – temp: 68
3:30  p.m ET
Nationwide Final Practice – Mostly cloudy – temp: 75
5:30  p.m ET
Sprint Cup Final Practice– Mostly cloudy – temp: 76

SATURDAY:
12  p.m ET
Nationwide Qualifying – Clouds and sunshine – temp: 63
1:30  p.m ET
Sprint Cup Qualifying – Clouds and sunshine – temp: 67
3:30  p.m ET
Nationwide Race – Partly Sunny skies – temp: 72

SUNDAY:
3  p.m ET
Sprint Cup Race – Mostly cloudy, cooler, possible shower – temp: 67

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Phoenix International Raceway NASCAR Weather Forecast: Possible Rain this Weekend

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THU
NOV 10
FRI
NOV 11
SAT
NOV 12
SUN
NOV 13

Windy, Gust of 25 mph. Sunny Partly sunny skies Clouds and limited sunshine. Possible evening/night shower Mostly cloudy, possible shower
High: 75
High: 74
Low: 52
High: 73
Low: 55
High: 65
Low: 57

FORECAST UPDATE THURSDAY 4 AM ET:
Rain is not a sure thing this weekend but it is very possible at Phoenix International Raceway this weekend. Storm system will move off the Pacific across the Baja Peninsula and northern Mexico later this weekend. The good news is this storm looks to stay to the south so it won’t be a strong storm for Arizona. The bad news is it allows for sub-tropical moisture to be pulled north by this storm increasing the threat of rain Saturday night into Sunday.

Models right now are not in agreement on what to do with the moisture and possible showers. One forecast model keeps the bulk of the energy and showers to the south along the Arizona/ Mexico border. Another has lot of moisture across the state Saturday into Sunday. At this point I am not thinking a washout, but expect the forecast to change as better information becomes available. If you’re planning on going to the race I’d plan on the possibility of showers, maybe have a backup plan (just in case), but overall I am thinking (as of now) we get this race in on Sunday.

THURSDAY:
3:00 p.m ET
Nationwide Practice – Mostly sunny and breezy – temp: 70
5:30 p.m ET
Nationwide Practice– Mostly sunny and breezy – temp: 73

FRIDAY:
1:30 p.m ET
Sprint Cup Practice – Partly Sunny skies – temp: 67
3:30  p.m ET
Nationwide Final Practice – Partly Sunny skies – temp: 72
5:30  p.m ET
Sprint Cup Final Practice– Partly Sunny skies – temp: 74

SATURDAY:
12  p.m ET
Nationwide Qualifying – Clouds and sunshine – temp: 60
1:30  p.m ET
Sprint Cup Qualifying – Clouds and sunshine – temp: 64
3:30  p.m ET
Nationwide Race – Partly Sunny skies – temp: 70

SUNDAY:
3  p.m ET
Sprint Cup Race – Mostly cloudy, cooler, possible shower – temp: 65

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Phoenix International Raceway Race Day Weather Forecast: Rain Ends We Race

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SUN 1pm MT (3pm ET) SUN 2:30pm MT (4:30pm ET) SUN 5pm MT (7pm ET)

Mostly cloudy, cooler, poss. isolated drizzle or shower, mostly dry Cool, increasing sunshine Partly sunny and cool
Wind: WSW 5-15 mph Wind: SW 5-10 Wind: SW 5-10
Temp: 51
Temp: 52
Temp: 49

FORECAST UPDATE SUNDAY 10:30 AM ET:

My overall though of all shower activity ending mid to late morning seems to be on track. As of 9am ET (7am MT) the bulk of the precipitation was east of the track. There could be a few isolated sprinkles or drizzle until 1pm ET (11am MT). From then going into the start of the race, skies will slowly begin to clear, and we could get some sunshine as the race wears on. I feel like we are most likely dry  to start the race, not ruling out a pesky drizzle or isolated shower but if there is any delay it will be short and this race will get in today.. Detailed forecast by race schedule over at SBNation.com

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