Belmont Stakes 2013 Weather: Latest Reports and Conditions from Belmont Park
The excitement surrounding the 145th Belmont Stakes is through the roof, and the 2013 edition of the final leg of the illustrious horse racing Triple Crown has been dealing with the possibility that weather could play a role Saturday.
Each of the two previous Triple Crown races were contested under less-than-ideal conditions—the Kentucky Derby was drenched and the Preakness Stakes dealt with its fair share of rain as well—and ominous weather warnings early in the week had many fearing the same for Belmont Park.
Now, the belief from the weather forecasters is that Saturday should be much drier.
With favorites like Orb and Oxbow (h/t Daily Racing Form) having experience on moist surfaces and proving they can win despite it, the field will be ready for an intense race no matter what Mother Nature says about crashing the event.
If you are attending the illustrious race or have plans that involve being outside in the Elmont area surrounding the racetrack, bring a poncho just in case, but expect a partly-sunny day at the 2013 Belmont Stakes.
While patchy storms have popped up all across the east coast Saturday, Belmont Park has remained relatively dry throughout the day. Weather.com’s latest Doppler radar scan for just minutes prior to the start of the race shows a few storm cells close to Elmont.
The hope is that the weather will cooperate for awhile longer and there will be no distraction from the excellent Belmont Stakes race. The official Weather.com forecast is still calling for no showers, and the hope now is that it stays that way through the end of the race festivities.
While the weather forecasters have stated that the rain should subside for most of the day, Weather.com’s radar is now showing a slight system of rain and thunderstorms making its way up the east coast Saturday:
The predicted line of the storm has it going east toward the Atlantic Ocean and breaking up before it makes its way to New York, but this is a pocket of rain that must be on the radar of the track official at Belmont Park.
While the weather forecasters talked about the possibility of rain on Saturday at the Belmont Stakes, no major weather outlet locally or nationally is calling for any kind of serious rain at post time Saturday afternoon.
Weather.com is now reporting that no rain is expected on race day and the possibility of precipitation will never rise above 10 percent before, during or after Belmont Stakes post time:
This is great news for horse racing fans that have wanted to see a race this year without the weather playing a role in the festivities.
After watching Churchill Downs deal with rain and Pimlico contend with morning showers on race day, Belmont Park will be the driest Triple Crown race of the year.
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