Wednesday 03 April 2024 – *Not quite done yet with the cold blasts…Great Lakes, Northeast US, Mid-Atlantic in the chill and soon to add California to the list…HRF Index has been on the low end for many games*

By Meteorologist Paul Dorian | April 3, 2024

The best decision made by big league baseball is to not schedule a home game in Boston until next week (Tuesday, April 9th). The Red Sox have been on the road to open the 2024 baseball season and it is a good thing. Not only has there been plenty of rain up in New England […]

Saturday, March 23rd, 2024 – *Signs continue to point to additional cold air outbreaks across the nation well into the month of April impacting the early part of the baseball season*

By Meteorologist Paul Dorian | March 23, 2024

The extended version of the GFS model features colder than normal conditions across much of the nation between 22 March and 21 April. Map courtesy NOAA, Weather Bell Analytics The 2024 baseball season gets underway in less than a week – next Thursday, March 28th – and it continues to look like the month of […]

Monday, March 11th, 2024 – *The 2024 baseball season may get underway on a cold note…colder pattern to return as March winds down and April begins*

By Meteorologist Paul Dorian | March 11, 2024

Signs point to the return of a colder weather pattern across much of the nation for the latter part of March and beginning of April The 2024 baseball season gets underway on Thursday March 28th and a sneak peak at the weather from this vantage point suggests the weather could be on the cold side […]

Friday, September 22nd – *Tropical storm to have a big impact on the east coast…will wreak havoc on MLB schedule…keeps Home Run Forecast Index capped at lower levels*

By Meteorologist Paul Dorian | September 22, 2023

An intensifying storm system over the southwestern Atlantic Ocean will be quite impactful during the next couple of days all the way from the Carolinas to Long Island. Heavy rain, powerful winds, beach erosion and coastal flooding are all on the table from this storm system as it pushes in a general north-to-northwest direction during […]

Wednesday, September 13th – *An extended stretch of nice fall-like weather for the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic…Home Run Forecast Index will respond accordingly with lower overall values than recent weeks*

By Meteorologist Paul Dorian | September 13, 2023

This snippet comes from the Home Run Forecast premium site ( with the HRFI of “1” circled at 1pm. The Minnesota Twins played a day game today (Wednesday, September 13th) at Target Field in Minneapolis and the temperatures started off in the 50’s with the wind blowing in from right center field. This kind of weather […]

Friday, Sept 1st – *Very warm weather pattern setting up for eastern two/thirds of nation…lots of high HRFI games on the way*

By Meteorologist Paul Dorian | September 1, 2023

Temperatures will climb to well above-normal levels for the next 5-days (Sept 1- Sept 5) [Map courtesy NOAA,] An expansive and strong high pressure system will control the weather across the eastern two/thirds of the nation for the next several days and this includes right through the upcoming long Labor Day weekend. While the […]

Wednesday, August 16th – *Significant tropical moisture a growing threat for southern California and other parts of the SW US…a building heat wave for the central states…big impacts on baseball and the Home Run Forecast Index*

By Meteorologist Paul Dorian | August 16, 2023

(Map courtesy (Dr. Ryan Maue, Twitter), NOAA) There is a growing threat for significant amounts of tropical moisture to flow northward into southern California later this weekend and early next week all associated with an intensifying tropical storm named “Hilary”.  This system could very well intensify into hurricane status and its moisture can bring […]

Monday, July 24th – *Hottest weather of the season so far headed to the Mid-Atlantic/Northeast US…Home Run Forecast Index should climb to very high levels across much of the nation later in the week*

By Meteorologist Paul Dorian | July 24, 2023

  Hot weather has dominated the scene across the southwestern states in recent days, but it is about to expand to the north and east in a significant way. In fact, the hottest weather of the summer season so far is headed to the Mid-Atlantic region and Northeast US for the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday […]

Monday, July 17th – *Relentless wet pattern in eastern 2/3rds of the nation resulting in an uncanny number of rain delays*

By Meteorologist Paul Dorian | July 17, 2023

The wet weather pattern in much of the eastern two/thirds of the nation recently has been relentless with rain delays all over the place. In fact, the last day without a rain delay in any big league stadium was on Friday, July 7th.  Today brings some relief to the eastern seaboard as it should be […]

Friday, July 7th – *Comfortable temperatures in Seattle for the Home Run Derby (Monday) and All-Star Game (Tuesday)…Home Run Forecast Index likely in the “moderate” zone*

By Meteorologist Paul Dorian | July 7, 2023

Major League Baseball will hold its annual Home Run Derby on Monday night, July 10th, and All-Star Game on Tuesday night, July 11th, in Seattle’s T-Mobile Park. It appears the weather will cooperate for both events with little chance of rain and quite comfortable temperatures for this time of year.  In fact, temperatures on both […]