The Governor’s Cup Forecast: Revenge Can Be Sweet


So another weekend down and a midweek game stands right in our way. But this should be an enjoyable midweek game as we face off against those silly Black Rebel Landshark Bears or whatever they decide to call themselves this week. This face-off will take place in Pearl, MS at Trustmark Park for the annual Governor’s Cup. The stadium is set up slightly different from Dudy Noble Field so winds will affect the ball differently. But we will get to that later. Right now, let’s focus on the forecast which will begin at 6:30 PM CDT Tuesday evening.

250 mb

Well it looks like we have another case of the “boring jet stream” affecting us Tuesday. We have a jet streak tease us by coming just north of us as it propagates by, but it doesn’t come quite close enough to give us a run for our money. Even if it did, however, we would be in the front right which doesn’t see much uplift. So for the upper levels, at least, we shouldn’t have any problems of clouds or rain.

500 mb

So as the 250 mb level does, the 500 mb level decided to take the day off also. Which spells good news for you goers to the Governor’s Cup as you should be able to sit on the berm in CF and not have to worry about sliding down the hill due to rain. (DISCLAIMER: Maroon and White Nation and anyone associated is not responsible for injuries due to children deciding it would be fun to roll down the berm in CF.) Now that we have that out of the way, the DPVA is minimal if it even happens at all. We should have no problems as far as the 500 mb level goes.

700 mb

So…that 700 mb level might be the most boring thing I’ve seen for this time period. I searched far and wide for a deviation in the data. I couldn’t find one. So good news, no vertical motion for our time period! Which means we shouldn’t have any problems by some pesky clouds disturbing our view of the moon during the game. I’m sure everyone is rejoicing while reading this. You are? Wonderful!

850 mb

So looking at the 850 mb temperatures, we actually have something trying to happen! It looks like the mid-level trough is trying to send some Cold Air Advection (CAA) down our way which could create a little bit of instability. But it also could be a borderline change that only is seen on the raw data map. With how everything has been looking on the other levels, I’m willing to concede that the 850 mb CAA is a very minor thing and shouldn’t affect us at all, in truth.


So if you look up during the day preceding the Governor’s Cup and see clouds, don’t worry. They’ll be gone by the time we get to first pitch. Temperatures should be fairly nice as we go throughout the game. Winds should be a non-factor as they will stay in the 5-10 mph range. But if they do end up getting a little higher, they will be coming out of the North which will keep the ball from leaving the yard pretty much anywhere except for far Right Field. So without further adieu, let’s get right to the nitty gritty.

Numbers you want to know

First pitch (6:30 PM CDT): 72 degrees, mostly clear, winds N at 5-10 mph

Last out (9:30 PM CDT): 64 degrees, clear, winds N below 5 mph.

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