NASCAR and Hannah ~ Close Call?

Hurricane Hannah Track

Hurricane Hannah Track

The latest forecast  from the National Weather Service indicates Richmond International Raceway’s top NASCAR event Saturday night could be spared from Tropical Storm Hanna.

The weather service this morning said there is a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. tomorrow in the Richmond area, increasing to 60 percent tomorrow night.

In advance of Hanna’s arrival, Gov. Timothy M. Kaine today declared a state of emergency, directing state agencies to take all reasonable actions necessary to protect the health and safety of Virginians from the storm.

The Virginia Department of Emergency Management has staffed an emergency operations center, and the Virginia State Police, Virginia National Guard and Virginia Department of Transportation have additional personnel on standby to respond to areas in the storm’s path.

On Saturday, the forecast for the Richmond area is for a 70 percent chance of heavy rainfall during the day, with amounts between 2 and 3 inches predicted.

But on Saturday night, as Hanna moves past Virginia, the chance of precipitation drops to 20 percent, and if there is rain, it is expected to come in the form of showers and thunderstorms.

That could be good news for the Chevy Rock & Roll 400, which is scheduled to get the green flag at Richmond International Raceway at 7:30 p.m.



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  2. although football didn’t make it away from the hurricane’s path unscathed, it’s at least a good thing that NASCAR did…Mother Nature must really have it out for sports down south!

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