April Opening Days--Let's Play Two!

What do baseball and  severe storms have in common?  Both really get started in April.

It’s the Cubs home opener at Wrigley Field  today,  and Fermilab Severe Storms and Tornado Seminar is tomorrow. What a  double-header!

You can read about baseball, and  Opening Day  here.

But it’s not always a beautiful day for a ballgame.  April can  be a changeable month.  For example, this week, the opening days of April–Monday with sun and 60 degrees, and windy 40’s and rain on Friday.

And, here  is a story today from Bleacher Report about a supercell storm, and a AA baseball game in McKinney, Texas.

The Frisco RoughRiders (the Texas Rangers’ AA team) were set to open the season at home against the Northwest Arkansas Naturals on Thursday, April 3, when the storm rolled in.

Here are the incredible pictures!

The game was postponed  on account of the tornado.*  They will be playing a double-header today, weather permitting.

So, if you are a fan braving 20 degree wind chills at Wrigley, today, take heart.  The wind will be blowing out.

And you can learn more about tornadoes on Saturday.  You can read more about Fermilab, here. Get there early!


*Correction–According to Jesse  Ferrell (@Accu_Jesse)  at Accu-Weather, the storm spotted in Texas was not a tornado. It was a wall/arcus cloud, and did not touch down.

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  • I wonder how many football games were suspended for tornado warnings, like the Ravens vs. the Bears?

  • Maybe they will talk about that at Fermilab. Are you going?
    The Washington, Il tornado will be one of the main topics.

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