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Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 04/ 5/2008

UnitedCast: Rain Threat Drops Back Down

By Dan Stillman
United vs. Toronto FC (Home Opener)
Saturday, 7:30 p.m., RFK Stadium
KickoffFinal WhistleWeatherRain
57F55FChance of rain30%
Believe it or not, the arrival of the rain may now hold off until late in the game or even after it. Still be prepared for cool, damp weather because the uncertainty in this forecast is higher than usual.

During the season, UnitedCast will appear on the day of every United home game. Also, see Jason's full forecast for the weekend and beyond.

By Dan Stillman  | April 5, 2008; 12:30 PM ET
Categories:  UnitedCast  
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Thanks so much for providing this to United fans!

Posted by: Rex | April 4, 2008 7:35 AM | Report abuse

Awesome addition! Thanks!

Posted by: NW FC | April 4, 2008 7:38 AM | Report abuse

If this was under Goff's bi-line, he would stop the rain.

Posted by: JSF | April 4, 2008 11:24 AM | Report abuse

Thanks CWG.

Soccer was meant to be played in cold wet conditions by tough men and women who wear shorts in this weather.

Posted by: I-270, Exit 1 | April 4, 2008 11:30 AM | Report abuse

Wow, thanks for this feature!

Posted by: EdTheRed | April 4, 2008 11:35 AM | Report abuse

Good stuff here.

Posted by: Eddie C | April 4, 2008 11:41 AM | Report abuse

Although it has been around since January, I didn't know about this blog. Now I have another blog I'll be addicted to on this website. What isn't a blog?

Posted by: sitruc | April 4, 2008 11:41 AM | Report abuse

Great stuff Washington Post!

Posted by: Dave | April 4, 2008 11:42 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: JkR | April 4, 2008 12:02 PM | Report abuse

This is cool (although if you could back it up to about 3:30 when we start tailgating that would be awesome!)


Posted by: SEKim | April 4, 2008 12:03 PM | Report abuse

Thanks alot, this is pretty cool.

Posted by: Chris | April 4, 2008 12:17 PM | Report abuse

I echo the need for tailgate forecast

Posted by: me too | April 4, 2008 12:27 PM | Report abuse

ta, las

Posted by: liverbird | April 4, 2008 12:54 PM | Report abuse

Excellent stuff, guys. Hey, Arrrlington, your wish has finally come true!

Posted by: iammrben | April 4, 2008 12:57 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for thinking of us, Capital Weather Gang!

Posted by: MM | April 4, 2008 1:39 PM | Report abuse

BRRRR, same weather as the harbour view game. have you guys accounted for that nasty circling bowl wind that takes the chill off the concrete and injects it into your bones?

Vamos United!

Posted by: DudeAbides | April 4, 2008 1:47 PM | Report abuse

DudeAbides: That's what beer is for. :-)

Posted by: Juan-John | April 4, 2008 1:51 PM | Report abuse

are goals in the forcast?

Posted by: David | April 4, 2008 1:59 PM | Report abuse

Great addition! Can we also get a keg forecast for lot 8?

Posted by: El Muñeco | April 4, 2008 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Thank you! It's great that you've answered our prayers. As someone criticized you last year for not doing this, I'll shut up now.

Posted by: Arrrlington | April 4, 2008 5:44 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for all the great comments, folks. We're excited to provide this resource to United fans throughout the season.

Posted by: Dan, Capital Weather Gang | April 4, 2008 5:46 PM | Report abuse

The heavy stuff isn't supposed to come down until around 11.



Posted by: JayRockers! | April 4, 2008 6:38 PM | Report abuse

Just piling on. Thanks for the forecast, thanks for the feedback, and thanks for helping the WaPo retain some of the hometown Washington feeling.

Posted by: Stevan in Gaithersburg | April 4, 2008 6:50 PM | Report abuse

Excellent stuff. Though the Eagles and Barra don't seem to notice the elements, I'm sure everyone will appreciate it.

Posted by: BD | April 4, 2008 6:57 PM | Report abuse

been hearing that this rainstorm is moving slowly - has the forecast for the game changed?

Posted by: hoyanick | April 4, 2008 7:29 PM | Report abuse

hoyanick-- Yes. The front now looks like it's going to slow down with higher rain chances. We're going to need to up rain chances a bit. Keep checking back.

Posted by: Jason, Capital Weather Gang | April 4, 2008 10:24 PM | Report abuse

Does this mean a dry(er) night than earlier forecasts - will we be able to PLAY soccer tomorrow morning ?

Posted by: MDScot | April 4, 2008 11:13 PM | Report abuse

MDScot-- Since it looks like the rain we were expecting overnight now may stay to our southeast, you might have a decent window to play tomorrow morning.

Posted by: Jason, Capital Weather Gang | April 5, 2008 12:22 AM | Report abuse

With everything slowing down and pushing east, how are things looking for Sunday? We have a game early afternoon in Crofton.

Posted by: JB | April 5, 2008 8:18 AM | Report abuse

You get it; I get it -- Thanks!!

Posted by: Coach.Doug | April 5, 2008 9:33 AM | Report abuse

JB-- Most of the rain should be done by early afternoon tomorrow, but it may still be kind of cloudy... and cool.

Posted by: Jason, Capital Weather Gang | April 5, 2008 9:41 AM | Report abuse

Thanks for making this neat little app. Is there a way we may use it on our blogs and such? Maybe an app that auto updates information per match would be awsome too! Thanks for doing this for us United supporters! VAMOS UNITED!!!!

Posted by: KJ71 | April 5, 2008 3:33 PM | Report abuse

This is awesome, Thanks!!

Posted by: Red Devil | April 5, 2008 4:54 PM | Report abuse

This is nice! Excellent idea; hope it works from a marketing perspective too.

Posted by: Curious | April 5, 2008 5:54 PM | Report abuse

Rain is on the way, but may be limited on the north and northwest side of D.C.

During the last few hrs. cloud movement from the se to nw has developed in my area vs an earlier sw to ne. Winds have shifted from north to east, and radar returns are popping over east Tenn. and sw Va.

I am expecting around .50" tonight, and early tomorrow.

Posted by: Augusta Jim | April 5, 2008 6:37 PM | Report abuse

Today was supposed to be a rainy day. What happens? A sunny and delightful day. I can understand missing a snowstorm when it goes fifty miles west and turns out to be rain but how did this happen?

Posted by: No rain | April 5, 2008 7:04 PM | Report abuse

No rain: Read our forecast. We did not call for rain today.

Posted by: Jason, Capital Weather Gang | April 5, 2008 7:36 PM | Report abuse

No rain:
It all depends on the whims of "Mother Nature".

The strength of the subtropical ridge offshore and the digging ridge from the ne, to the nw of us,is in control of the moisture feed. Depending on the position of the front, we are "high and dry", or wet. The front position is very important to the flow of moisture.

We simply don't have the intelligence with our "models" to predict this with accuracy. We often delude ourselves with our "high tech." capabilities but this is only a phantom comfort.

Mysteries beyond our understanding, exist both short term and long term.

Posted by: Augusta Jim | April 5, 2008 7:52 PM | Report abuse

The last pulse of the offshore ridge was strong enough to force moisture north, because RAIN is now beginning in the Central Shenandoah.

8 pm.: light rain, se breeze 5-10 mph, 55 degrees.

Posted by: Augusta Jim | April 5, 2008 8:05 PM | Report abuse

.05" rainfall during the past hour and picking up a little in intensity. Temp. has dropped to 49 degrees.

Bring it on!!!!

Posted by: Augusta Jim | April 5, 2008 9:04 PM | Report abuse

No Rain -- Just to expand on Jason's response, if you look back at our forecasts all the way back to Monday, you'll see we never called for more than the possibility of morning showers and a 50-50 chance of rain during the day today.

Posted by: Dan, Capital Weather Gang | April 5, 2008 10:11 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: DGone | April 8, 2008 12:50 AM | Report abuse

just added the link to our La Norte webpage.


Posted by: Dougg | April 24, 2008 10:50 AM | Report abuse

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