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Weather for HAMB Drags

Discussion in 'H.A.M.B. Drag Nationals' started by heapofbirds, Aug 20, 2015.

  1. heapofbirds
    Joined: Apr 20, 2010
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    heapofbirds
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    from Austin TX

    Various forecasts as of Thursday morning show a 50-80% chance of thunderstorms in the Joplin area for Saturday. What typically happens; at what point does the event get cancelled vs postponed? I'm concerned about making the trip from Texas for naught...
     
  2. WZ JUNK
    Joined: Apr 20, 2001
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    WZ JUNK
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    from Neosho, MO

    Keep in mind that rarely does it rain all day here at this time of year. Often we will have evening showers or thunderstorms. I remember one year we quit racing early because of rain, but usually it is just hot. I have been to every HAMB Drags and every one of them was a good time.

    The racing is important, but remember, there are various social activities too.

    John
     
  3. KCsledz
    Joined: Jun 19, 2003
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    On the HAMB Drags website it says that it is a rain or shine event. I am sure every effort will be made to get cars down the track. The year it ended early from what I remember is there was lighting with the approaching storm and the electric went out.

    Not sure if that gives you any help with your answer or not.

    http://hambdrags.com/index.php/schedule/
     
  4. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
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    Malcolm
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    from Nebraska

    I've been keeping an eye on the forecast, also... Earlier today it said 80% chance of scattered storms, now it says 50% chance in the morning hours. Hopefully the rain doesn't happen at all. Regardless, the Omaha crew will be there!
     
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  5. Danny G
    Joined: Aug 1, 2006
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    One year it was raining Sat. morning and quit about 11am.
     
  6. jho
    Joined: Apr 14, 2008
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    jho
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    from Omaha

    I think drag racing in the rain would be fun
     
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  7. Rusty
    Joined: Mar 4, 2004
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    The Hamb Drags Rule!!! Just rolled in from TexAs!!! Come on your missing out
     
  8. heapofbirds
    Joined: Apr 20, 2010
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    heapofbirds
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    from Austin TX

    The truck and trailer are packed. We're heading out in a few hours. Thanks for the encouragement, everyone!
     
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  9. sodbuster
    Joined: Oct 15, 2001
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    sodbuster
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    from Kansas

    Any updates on the starting time?
     
  10. straykatkustoms
    Joined: Oct 30, 2001
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    straykatkustoms
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    Getting ready to start up the Merc and head that way. Looking forward to seeing everyone.
     
  11. cody1958
    Joined: Sep 19, 2006
    Posts: 825

    cody1958
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    from wichita ks

    Is it canceled!?
     
  12. 64T-bolt
    Joined: Aug 6, 2007
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    64T-bolt
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    from Kansas

    I doubt it.. The track didn't get near the rain Joplin did, and the afternoon is forecast to be clear..

    But I won't speak for Ryan
     
  13. model.A.keith
    Joined: Mar 19, 2007
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  14. Model A John
    Joined: Apr 24, 2008
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    Model A John
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    from wichita ks

    Rain fears the Hamb Drags! After 11:00 or so, the rain stopped and the drags were on.
     
  15. KCsledz
    Joined: Jun 19, 2003
    Posts: 2,333

    KCsledz
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    the rain at the track stopped about 1. They had the track dried and ready to race just about 3pm. Great afternoon.
     

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