Coca-Cola 600

CHARLOTTE NASCAR WEATHER FORECAST

2012 Coca-Cola 600 Weather Forecast: Mostly Dry, Isolated Storms?

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FORECAST UPDATE SATURDAY 1 p.m. EDT (5/26/2012):

Some moisture associated with tropical storm Beryl will work into the Carolinas Sunday. This moisture has to fight an area of high pressure and dry air, but there could be a few isolated showers in the afternoon but most of the time should be dry.

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2012 Coca-Cola 600 Weather Forecast: Mostly Dry And Very Warm

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FORECAST UPDATE THURSDAY 1 p.m. EDT (5/24/2012):

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Conditions in Charlotte, NC:
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Weather Forecast for Indianapolis 500 & Charlotte Motor Speedway

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Conditions in Indianapolis, IN:
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It will be dry but the heat will be on today. Temperatures will be rising into the upper 80s to near 90. It will be windy, gust could reach 30 mph.

 

Conditions in Charlotte, NC:
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Forecast for the Coke 600 in Charlotte will be similar to Indy but with less wind and more sunshine. Stay cool and hydrated as highs reach the upper 80s to near 90. Once evening arrives it will remain warm but be clear. Temperatures at race time will still be in the mid 80s.

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Charlotte Motor Speedway Weather Forecast: Track Activities Look Dry

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Conditions in Charlotte, NC:
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Concord, NC

THU
May 26
FRI
May 27
SAT
May 28
SUN
May 29
SUN Night
May 29

Mostly sunny Chance of afternoon storms Mainly cloudy Sun & Clouds Mainly clear
High: Near 90 High: 82
Low: 65
High: 85
Low: 64
High: 89
Low: 67
Temps: 80-75

FORECAST UPDATE Thursday 10 AM MDT:
The only real chance of rain comes Friday when there are no cars scheduled to be on the track. Outside of that it will be very warm, high temperatures in the mid to upper 80s going into the weekend and we looks dry with no rain on Sunday night for the Coke 600.

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Tonight’s Coca-Cola 600 Weather Forecast

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Conditions in Charlotte, NC:
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Charlotte, NC

Forecast for the Coca-Cola 600:
All afternoon, most of the shower & thunderstorm activity has been in South Carolina but in the late afternoon the activity started to move north headed towards Charlotte and Charlotte Motor Speedway. The good news is as these storms and showers move north they were weakening. The radar will need to be monitored.

The overall forecast is mainly dry, very warm and muggy, with a low risk of an isolated shower/t’storm. Temperatures at the start of the race will be in the upper to mid 80s by the time the race ends temperatures should be near 80 or the upper 70s.

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Are Showers a Speed Bump to 1100 miles of Racing? – Indianapolis 500 & Coke 600 Forecasts

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Conditions in Indianapolis, IN:
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Indianapolis, IN

Forecast for the 94th Running of the “Greatest Spectacle” in Racing Indianapolis 500:
It will be a hot and humid Indiana day. Most of the race is dry and this is a mainly dry forecast. The only thing that will need to be watched will be the possible development of an isolated shower or storm across southern and central Indiana. The heat, moisture and instability are there but lack a trigger to fire these storms. I expect if any activity will fire it will after 3pm. Any shower or storm will be short lived but slow. Just because we mention a shower or storm doesn’t mean it will hit the track. What I think is there will be some firing up and all though the likelihood of a storm hitting the track is low it is possible.


Conditions in Charlotte, NC:
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Charlotte, NC

Forecast for the Coca-Cola 600:
It is going to be a hot and humid North Carolina day. Stay cool, drink lots of fluids and non alcoholic beverages, wear sunscreen because the UV index will be “Very High” or 9 out of 15. Through the morning there have been scattered showers and storms into southern South Carolina south of US 26. We could see some isolated storms or showers later this afternoon into the evening. It is similar to Indy with the lack of a trigger for these storms and although the risk is low it is still there but I really feel confident that both races will get through with little to NO IMPACT from rain. I just feel that there is a high enough risk to mention an isolated shower or storm.

Looking at 1100 Miles of Racing – Indianapolis 500 & Coke 600 Forecasts

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Indianapolis, IN

Forecast for the 94th Running of the “Greatest Spectacle” in Racing Indianapolis 500:
It will be hot and humid in Indianapolis today, no problems with the start of the race the only thing we will be watching is the possibility of isolated showers and storms dotting the Central Indiana landscape after 3pm this afternoon. They will be few and far between with more miss than hit but it is possible that one of those lone showers or storms forms near or over the track during the race but the odds of getting 500 miles in is very good. Just be hydrated and drink lots of water if you are going to be out at the track this afternoon.


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Conditions in Charlotte, NC:
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Charlotte, NC

Forecast for the Coca-Cola 600:
Finally no threat of rain, the green flag is scheduled to wave sometime after 6pm but before that it will be another hot and humid North Carolina day. Stay cool, drink lots of fluids and non alcoholic beverages, wear sunscreen because the UV index will be “Very High” or 9 out of 15. Temperatures at the start of the race should be in the mid to upper 80s. By the checkered flag near 80 or the upper 70s but remaining very muggy with a few more clouds.

11am Update: I am just going to mention that an isolated shower/storm could form later in the evening around the track. Very similar to yesterday but as we saw no rain impacted the Nationwide Race. I think we are good it is hot and humid and those factors can lead to a few showers and storms (isolated at best)

UPDATE: Saturday Not as Wet, Sunday No Rain – Charlotte Area Forecast (5/29)

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Conditions in Charlotte, NC:
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Charlotte, NC

SAT May 29 SUN May 30 SUN NIGHT May 30 MON May 31

Mostly cloudy scattered showers & storms this afternoon Mostly sunny skies Sunshine and clouds, very warm Patchy clouds & very warm
High: 83
High: 89
Low: 65
Temps: mid 80s
High: 88
Low: 64

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FORECAST DISCUSSION Saturday 11 AM EDT:

Saturday’s Schedule:
11:30 am- Sprint Cup Practice
12:30 pm – Sprint Cup Final Practice
2 pm – Nationwide Tech-Net Auto Service 300

My previous Charlotte Forecast was written before I went to bed last night. At that point it looked a lot wetter than it does now. There will be a few features around today that could spark a shower or two around the Charlotte and the track later this afternoon but overall it looks a lot drier than it did last night. There is some instability in the atmosphere later today but it is limited that tells me that with out a good trigger or spark to get the showers going that there will be more areas of dry than wet. They sky and radar still need to be monitored through the afternoon but it looks like the weather has changed to a more positive outlook. I will be around or near a radar most of the afternoon to monitor conditions. Also the radar above is centered on Charlotte Motor Speedway and is a good resource to monitor the rain and will be updating every 6 min or so.

Sunday is a GO for the Coca-Cola 600. A few clouds linger in the morning then things heat up for the afternoon as temperatures soar into the upper 80s to near 90. It will be another hot day then when the race arrives at 5:45pm it will be very warm but dry.

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Rain Could Cause Delays or Cancellations Saturday-Charlotte Forecast (5/29) @CLTMotorSpdwy

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Conditions in Charlotte, NC:
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Charlotte, NC

SAT May 29 SUN May 30 SUN NIGHT May 30 MON May 31

Mostly cloudy scattered showers & storms this afternoon Mostly sunny skies Sunshine and clouds, very warm Patchy clouds & very warm
High: 83
High: 89
Low: 65
Temps: mid 80s
High: 88
Low: 64

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FORECAST DISCUSSION Saturday 12 AM EDT:

Saturday’s Schedule:
9:30 am – Nationwide Qualifying
11:30 am- Sprint Cup Practice
12:30 pm – Sprint Cup Final Practice
2 pm – Nationwide Tech-Net Auto Service 300

Not much has changed from the overall forecast. A cold front dropping from the north will keep scattered showers around and even thunderstorms for most of the day. As you can see from the schedule above if one of these showers, which seems likely to form and move over the track. When you factor in possible time of rain then time to dry something may end up getting delayed or all together canceled. I hope this is not the case. I am not going to say it’s going to happen but I’m not going to say it WON’T happen either. Radar will need to be watched.

Then on Sunday the only event is the Coca-Cola 600, it starts at 5:45pm and I feel very good that it will be dry but very warm as temperatures will remain in the mid 80s to low 80s for most of the race.

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Rain Saturday but Sunday is Dry – Coca-Cola 600 Forecast (5/28) @CLTMotorSpdwy

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Conditions in Charlotte, NC:
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Charlotte, NC

FRI May 28 SAT May 29 SUN May 30 SUN NIGHT May 30

Sun & clouds AM, Showers & Storms likely PM. Showers in the morning, becoming broken & scattered afternoon Sunshine and clouds, very warm Patchy clouds & very warm
High: 88
High: 82
Low: 65
High: 88
Low: 66
Temp: mid 80s

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FORECAST DISCUSSION Friday 11 AM EDT:

As far as the schedule there are no Sprint Cup or Nationwide cars on the track today, but I bet there are things going on so we will be watching the skies for showers and storms especially in the afternoon and evening. Once again it will be hot so if you are going to be outside today at the track or in Charlotte drink lots of liquids, non-alcoholic and preferably water.

Then the attention turns to Saturday which is a very tricky and difficult forecast. Here is the schedule of on track activities for the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Cars.

Saturday’s Schedule:
9:30 am – Nationwide Qualifying
11:30 am- Sprint Cup Practice
12:30 pm – Sprint Cup Final Practice
2 pm – Nationwide Tech-Net Auto Service 300

Rain is in the forecast, from this meteorologist perspective there will be showers around but a lot of it will be scattered or broken. I can’t say that one or all of these events will be delayed or canceled but if your going to be out at the track then I would definitely be aware of this. Bottom line I am not calling anything a washout but I’m also not ruling it out. The good news is that as the afternoon wears on we might start to see some improvement which bodes well for the Nationwide race.

Then on Sunday the only event is the Coca-Cola 600, it starts at 5:45pm and I feel very good that it will be dry but very warm as temperatures will remain in the mid 80s to low 80s for most of the race.

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