Talladega Weather Update

| May 5, 2013 @ 7:19 am

Not much change in the thinking for today’s weather at the Talladega SuperSpeedway…

First off, temperatures will rise from near 40 degrees at daybreak into the low and mid 60s this afternoon. The sun will be out at times, but our cold core upper low is getting closer…

The day is starting clear and cold with fog around the track… this photo is from @1rowojr


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Rain associated with the low is falling over Northwest Alabama and North Mississippi…

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Showers will move into East Alabama later today, and showers are likely in Talladega this afternoon. But, due to the scattered nature of the showers, it isn’t possible to give you start and stop times of the rain at any one spot. Below is the high resolution NAM model output valid at 4:00 this afternoon…


If you like the numbers game, the chance of a shower at the SuperSpeedway this afternoon is 70 percent. I would say the chance of getting the race in is right at 50/50. No doubt there will be a delay or two.

Also, the showers that form over Alabama later today could produce hail due to the very cold air aloft. And, a cold air funnel will be possible, but these rarely get close to the ground, and are generally not dangerous. They tend to form where there is a stable low level airmass, and a strong cold core upper low overhead.


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