Game-Day Weather Update

Submitted by MGoSoftball on September 30th, 2015 at 1:22 PM

I wanted to give an update to the Board regarding Saturday's weather.  I just received a phone call from MGoKid today.  She just issued a "No Fly Zone" for all Military Aircraft for the Carolina's.  She suspects this "No fly Zone" will grow as the week progresses.  This storm is gaining strength.

Now her forecast is slightly different from the Hurricane Center; however, she says the rain total will increase in the DC area.  She maintains her original forecast that the center of circulation will remain off the coast due to the High Pressure system in-land.  So the heavy thunderstorms should not affect the coast.

Her prediction is there will be very limited lightening, if any.  However, 6" of rain from this storm is likely.   



September 30th, 2015 at 1:29 PM ^

It not really where the storm ends up, but what the authorities do.

They closed the DC and other airports 36 hours before Sandy arrival and shut down the governement services - the business for the most part closed too, although in the end there was minimal impact on DC from the actual storm.

This means nobody could be flying out of the east coast Sunday-Tuesday.

If you are flying in to the game, prepare for being stranded 2-3 extra days. Extra hotel $, clothes, etc.


September 30th, 2015 at 1:33 PM ^

I have to be in DC for a conference starting tomorrow and ending Saturday afternoon.  I thought about staying for the game but I had a committment with my son I couldnt get out of so I am coming back to Ohio.

I know have to return flights booked - one on Saturday afternoon around 4:00pm and one Friday night around 8:30 but I backed the whole mess up with a one-way rental car too.  

My guess is I'll be driving home.  This baby looks like a mo-fo.


September 30th, 2015 at 2:02 PM ^

MGoKid is suggesting you drive and not chance it with a flight.  She says that if the current track hold, she will issue a "No Fly Zone" for Military Aircraft in the next 24 hours.  

The Military is a little more cautious because they can move aircraft a little more easily.  The FAA always waits to the last minute due to the large volume of flights in and out of DC.

Her advice: Drive.