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Rain Contingency Plan...

Discussion in 'H.A.M.B. Drag Nationals' started by Ryan, Aug 16, 2016.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,649

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    Hey guys... I've gotten a few emails about this. Honestly, I don't really have a contingency plan.

    Those of you who were with us last year might remember we were in the same spot. It ended up raining like 6" before 10am... We had wide spread flooding and water everywhere. Even so, we were racing by noon and enjoying the cooler weather.

    Ideally, if it rained on Saturday we would just race on Sunday. BUT, I have three kids I have to get home as their first day of school is Monday.

    Hell, if it rains out I think we will just have a party, bench race, and just generally act like hooligans...

    BUT I'm a positive guy... I'm pretty damned sure we are gonna be racing.
  2. Rusty
    Joined: Mar 4, 2004
    Posts: 9,449


    That's a plan !!
  3. flamedabone
    Joined: Aug 3, 2001
    Posts: 4,906


    The Race Car Gods part the clouds for the HAMB Drags, always have. Don't worry about it.

  4. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 10,951

    from Tampa, FL

    What event are you talking about, please? Gary
    Nevermind... it's in the small print.

  5. ryno
    Joined: Oct 6, 2005
    Posts: 3,471


    last year it rained harder then i think ive ever scene it rain here, shit was flooded that never floods in town..with that said Carl and crew got the track ready. our weather guys don't know shit around here. the forecast could change every day. one things for sure, well have a good time rain or shine. if the water scares you, stay home....
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  6. Sounds great....I've been checking out weather channels until I find a report that I like.
    I like this one.....Has an optimistic tone.

    WTF...100% Chance on

    .....Not that rosy

    Weather Underground looks has some nice detail...If this is anywhere near accurate a Sunday start would be ideal.
    I think I will keep an eye on this site.


    Long term...(wednesday night through tuesday)
    issued at 300 PM CDT Tue Aug 16 2016

    A few showers and storms will be possible on Thursday, mainly
    across southern Missouri, but this activity will not be widespread
    in nature. Highs will be similar on Thursday as those occur on
    Wednesday except for southern Missouri will more cloud cover and
    slightly cooler conditions will occur.

    An upper level trough and cold front will then approach the
    region from the west on Friday and track through area this
    weekend. Scattered storms are expected to develop ahead of these
    features on Friday afternoon and evening. Then more widespread
    storms will occur along the front Friday night into Saturday. The
    front may stall across southern Missouri into Sunday keeping
    shower and storm chances going across the area. The upper level
    trough will then sweep through the region by Monday pushing the
    front and rain chances to the south and east.
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2016
  7. Looks like the rain might be done by 10 o'clock now
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  8. WZ JUNK
    Joined: Apr 20, 2001
    Posts: 1,708

    from Neosho, MO

    The local tv weatherman, that I have the most confidence in, confirms that the rain should be out of the area by mid morning. That makes me optimistic.

  9. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,649

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

  10. Banzaitrey
    Joined: Aug 12, 2016
    Posts: 4


    Unfortunately, I don't think we will be able to make the trip. We really want to come, but a 6 hour drive with even a 50% chance of rain is a tough deal. Bringing two race cars, trailers, 8 people, etc... is just too expensive with the chance we may not get to run Saturday. Maybe the forecast changes for the better, but as of now it looks like we will not be able to make it.
  11. straykatkustoms
    Joined: Oct 30, 2001
    Posts: 14,285


    Rain or shine it will be a blast, see ya guys this weekend.
  12. badvolvo
    Joined: Jul 25, 2011
    Posts: 472


    Rain or Shine, MO-KAN here we come! There is no way I am going to set and home and cry cause I missed out. A few years back we went to watch, got hammered with rain driving all the way home, we were driving our freshly built 36 chevy. I had not connected the wipers yet. Those are the trips you never forget.
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  13. Jim Marlett
    Joined: Aug 12, 2003
    Posts: 867

    Jim Marlett

    Weather is looking good to me.
  14. Rusty
    Joined: Mar 4, 2004
    Posts: 9,449


  15. daschaefer
    Joined: Jul 12, 2010
    Posts: 81


    image.jpeg Looks like I can leave Knoxville Tn tonight and beat most of the weather...
    I left the blower off this year so it's gonna be a boring 580
    Here I come!
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  16. Mikeszcz
    Joined: Apr 5, 2011
    Posts: 290

    from Winona, Mn

    Just loaded the car in the rain. 9 hour trip from Minnesota.....we'll bring an extra case of beer. Rain or shine, we're prepared.
  17. Rand Man
    Joined: Aug 23, 2004
    Posts: 3,632

    Rand Man

    Looking good in Joplin right now. 90 but nice out. My forecast says rain overnight, but partly cloudy in mid 70's by noon at MO-KAN tomorrow!
  18. sodbuster
    Joined: Oct 15, 2001
    Posts: 4,952

    from Kansas

    Random question. What time do the gates open & will racing start in an ideal situation? Not able to be there tonight & ask personally.

    See you Saturday.

  19. Marcy
    Joined: Apr 6, 2004
    Posts: 1,540


    I believe gates at 11, looking good for racing---rain should be over
  20. sodbuster
    Joined: Oct 15, 2001
    Posts: 4,952

    from Kansas

    Thanks Marcy......see you there with the little 'Hooligans' in tow.
  21. triman62
    Joined: Sep 2, 2013
    Posts: 275


    I live 10 miles from Mokan, the rain has moved out of the area and left partly cloudy skies and cool temps in the mid 70's. The rain we had this morning is nothing compared to last year and the crew got the track dried out, I predict it will be a great day for racing!
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  22. oldsman71
    Joined: Apr 9, 2008
    Posts: 1,037


    I saw a f.e.d run 7.75 @ 175 in the
    Sun today. .. :) good times
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