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Weather History for the Marathon

 

 

As any marathoner knows, weather is a huge part of the race, both in how it will affect an individual's performance, and how it will contribute to the overall "flavor" of the race.   The Channel 3 Weather Team is dedicated to providing the very best weather information so you can plan accordingly for race day.

 

Climatology records tell us that we can expect a low of 49° and a high of 70° on Race Day.  This translates to a temperature of about 54° at the 8:00 AM start of the race, with the temperature reaching about 67° by Noon.  But those of us who live here know that those averages are just that – averages.  More often than not, we see wild variations in our weather.  The conditions for the VCM over the years have run the gamut from snow, sleet and cold to sunny and hot.  And of course, there has been rain and wind.  And every now and then, we get one of those ideal "average" days.

Here is a look at the race day weather for the last 5 years:

Year

Low 

High

 Rain

Wind 

Comments

2013 42° 51° 0.46" Strong, north Rain throughout the race.  Chilly & blustery.
2012 52° 77° 0.00" Light, northwest Mixed sun & clouds.  Low humidity.
2011 68°  81° 0.20" Moderate to brisk, south Rain for first hour, then mixed sun & clouds.  Very humid.
2010 55° 73° 0.00"

Light, west, then brisk northwest

Mostly cloudy, some sun late, low humidity.
2009 57° 76° 0.11"

Light, south, then west

Showers for first 3 hours, then mostly sunny.

In the weeks before the race, we will provide a general "trend" as to what we can expect for weather at the end of the month.  In the week before the race, we will start giving more specific forecasts, narrowing down the race day weather.

So, keep checking back to this page on wcax.com.  Good luck and see you at the race!

 

-The Channel 3 Weather Team

Sharon Meyer, Gary Sadowsky, Dan Dowling, Dave Busch, and Nick Borelli

The key is to prepare for the worst, but hope for the best.

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