LATEST RACEDAY FORECASTS

New Hampshire Motor Speedway - NASCAR

Please note…the forecasted high temperatures for Sunday would shatter the previous record high at Laconia, NH, which was 79°F.

Fri. Sept. 22,
11:30 AM
MENCS practice Mostly sunny, 68°F
Fri. Sept. 22,
1:30 PM
Camping World Truck Series practice Mostly sunny, 71°F
Fri. Sept. 22,
3:30 PM
Camping World Truck Series final practice Mostly sunny, 73°F
Fri. Sept. 22,
5:15 PM
MENCS qualifying Mostly sunny, 73°F
Sat. Sept. 23,
9:00 AM
MENCS practice Sunny, 68°F
Sat. Sept. 23,
10:05 AM
Camping World Truck Series qualifying Sunny, 72°F
Sat. Sept. 23,
11:30 AM
MENCS final practice Sunny, 77°F
Sat. Sept. 23,
1:00 PM
UNOH 175 (NCWTS) Sunny, 80°F
Sat. Sept. 23,
3:30 PM
F.W. Webb 100 (Whelan) Sunny, 82°F
Sat. Sept. 23,
5:00 PM
ACT Invitational Sunny, 82°F
     
Sun. Sept. 24,
2:15 PM
ISM Connect 300 (MENCS) Sunny, 83°F
Local radar (Concord, NH) Local observations (Laconia, NH)
Visible satellite – New England Infrared satellite – New England
All schedule times are EDT.
Updated: Thurs. Sept. 21, 5:30 PM EDT

Kentucky Speedway - NASCAR

The NASCAR weekend for the Xfinity Series at Kentucky Speedway is for sunny skies and warm temperatures.

Fri: Sunny, 86/68

Sat: Sunny, 87/67 – For the start of the VistMyrtleBeach.com 300, clear skies and temperatures in the upper 70s are expected.

Updated: Thurs. Sept. 21, 5:30 PM EDT

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At 11 AM EDT, Hurricane Maria was located 25 miles west of San Juan, Puerto Rico, moving northwest at 12 mph. Maximum sustained winds have dropped to 140 mph. This devastating storm is moving across the northern shore of Puerto Rico and will continue its’ northwesterly track over the next few days.

I remain in agreement with the current National Hurricane Center (NHC) 5-day forecast. While it is now west of the model consensus, it is in agreement with the European ensemble. There is a slight chance (less than 10%) for a landfall from North Carolina north to the Delmarva peninsula. At the moment, the forecast is for Maria to move just east of the Turks and Caicos (though they WILL receive hurricane force winds, then generally stay east of the Bahamas and then move north along the U.S. East Coast and there is a chance of an eventual landfall across Atlantic Canada.

Slow weakening is expected over the next 5 days as the storm begins to contend with increasing vertical wind shear.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Hurricane Warning is in effect for…
* U.S. Virgin Islands
* British Virgin Islands
* Puerto Rico, Culebra, and Vieques
* Dominican Republic from Cabo Engano to Puerto Plata
* Turks and Caicos Islands and the Southeastern Bahamas

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
* Dominican Republic west of Puerto Plata to the northern border of the Dominican Republic and Haiti
* Dominican Republic west of Cabo Engano to Punta Palenque

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for…
* Dominican Republic from Isla Saona to Cabo Engano

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At 11 AM EDT, Tropical Storm Jose was located 150 miles south of Nantucket, RI, moving northeast at 7 mph. Maximum sustained winds have dropped to 60 mph. This storm is expected to perform another loop as it undergoes a transition to a post-tropical system. There are some indications that this weakened system may approach the mid-Atlantic states during the early part of next week. Gusty winds, coastal flooding, and rip tides are already being experienced in areas. A landfalling Jose would bring more widespread impacts.
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
* Woods Hole to Sagamore Beach, including Cape Cod
* Block Island
* Martha’s Vineyard
* Nantucket

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