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Horsham WX

Friday's Rain (4/5/19)

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Saturday morning is Opening Day for Horsham Little League and I'm in charge of our youngest age group.  Looking at the forecast, I'm feeling like we may have to PPD things with this rain coming. Can someone that's more educated than I with the advanced radar/metrics/etc. share some insight?  Our games our all set for Saturday morning ...I'm thinking the rain will make the fields a mess.  

Any thoughts or opinions with the forecast?  Thanks!

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1 hour ago, Horsham WX said:

Saturday morning is Opening Day for Horsham Little League and I'm in charge of our youngest age group.  Looking at the forecast, I'm feeling like we may have to PPD things with this rain coming. Can someone that's more educated than I with the advanced radar/metrics/etc. share some insight?  Our games our all set for Saturday morning ...I'm thinking the rain will make the fields a mess.  

Any thoughts or opinions with the forecast?  Thanks!

It depends on your geology.  This is the NDFD qpf for the event.  The type of system, progressive positive tilt short wave, makes me think that this will not outperform (be wetter).  Our son went through Mount Laurel Little League and there was only one field that held well in the rain. Elsewhere, we had too much clay.  Too bad about it being in the morning, looks like a nicer day once we get past the low clouds in the morning.

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Might depend on when it ends too?  If this ends before say 2 am, it might be enough time to have the field(s) dry up enough to be able to rake and mend it a bit in the morning.  I know many towns around here have Little League opening day as well.  My son being in the Pony league now only has a practice, so it will depend on field drainage.

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Yeah, looks like the rain is done by daybreak Saturday with clouds giving way to some sun later in the morning. It will all depend on how the field can handle the 0.25"-0.50". Current field conditions obviously playing a factor too. My often soggy yard is fairly dry today (although soft...damp underneath). 0.50" of rain would surely make it tough to walk on in some areas Saturday morning. 

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12 hours ago, Rainshadow said:

It depends on your geology. 

Much dryer here than it was a couple of weeks ago.  Decent roll on the worm burners.

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Yeah, see - if these were older children I could see it not mattering too much.  These are 4-5 year old's and we play in the outfield of one our bigger fields.  It'll be a tough call, I think. 

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On 4/4/2019 at 3:36 PM, Horsham WX said:

Yeah, see - if these were older children I could see it not mattering too much.  These are 4-5 year old's and we play in the outfield of one our bigger fields.  It'll be a tough call, I think. 

How did it work out?  Montco got about half of the guidance rain, not a surprise.

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