I have never been one to pay attention to the forecast — thankfully my coworkers have learned this about me and make sure to keep me up to speed on important weather-related news. This week the news is about some pretty nasty storms headed our way.
According to weather.com:
Another round of severe thunderstorms will also flare up Tuesday afternoon from eastern Texas into Arkansas, eastern Oklahoma, Missouri, western and southern Illinois, southern Iowa and central and eastern Kansas.
Damaging thunderstorm winds, hail and a few tornadoes are possible in these areas.
The storms are expected to begin around 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm and continue until around midnight. Busch Stadium has released a statement:
“The St. Louis Cardinals are in communication with the National Weather Service and monitoring the forecast for Tuesday evening’s game versus the Kansas City Royals.
In the event of severe weather, the stadium has clearly marked, designated storm shelters and a detailed public safety plan in place to alert guests.
Busch Stadium is the first ballpark in Major League Baseball certified as a ‘Storm Ready Facility’ by the National Weather Service.”
That being said, I would be beyond amazed if the Cardinals tried to start their game tonight (I am a little surprised it has not been postponed already). Please do not go to the game.. It will not be safe.
I will keep you posted when the game is postponed.
If you are headed to Enterprise Center tonight for the Blues game, my recommendation would be to arrive early to avoid being on the road after 6:00 pm. The Enterprise Center has also issued a statement:
“The safety of guests in and around Enterprise Center is our No.1 priority. We are monitoring the severe weather that is forecast for Game 6 of the NHL Western Conference Finals on Tuesday, with assistance from the City of St. Louis Department of Emergency Management, Department of Public Safety, and St. Louis Police Department. We ask guests to please arrive early and be mindful of the weather as they arrange for travel to and from Enterprise Center. In the event severe weather occurs during the event, all guests will be asked to remain in their seats until the weather has passed. If a severe weather event is happening at the conclusion of the event, guests will be allowed to remain inside the facility in the seating area until the weather has passed. Guest Service team members will be available to direct and answer questions.”
Everyone please be careful!
Emergency officials preparing for possible violent weather Tuesday | FOX2now.com
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