A Grand Slam Partnership!
MWN to provide weather support to Memphis minor league baseball
Cirrus Weather Solutions, LLC and MemphisWeather.net are proud to announce that we have partnered with the Memphis Redbirds organization to ensure the hometown minor league baseball club has the latest and most accurate local weather updates. From tarping the field on off-days based on expected rain amounts to resuming a rain-delayed game once the threat of storms has passed, the Redbirds will have the benefit of MWN's nearly 20 years of forecast experience in the Bluff City when making crucial decisions that not only affect the "playability" of the field surface, but player safety and the overall fan experience.
“We are excited about our new partnership with MemphisWeather.net,” said Redbirds General Manager Craig Unger. “MemphisWeather.net’s focus on the Memphis area will help provide us with the most accurate and timely information when weather could be a factor in a game.”
MWN will provide short-term forecasts of rain and lightning, timing of impending storms and their departure from the immediate area, and rain amounts, in addition to other meteorological information requested by the Redbirds grounds-keeping team or management.
"We're proud to have the opportunity to provide Memphis' own AAA ball club with the information they need to make these important decisions," said MWN meteorologist, Cirrus' owner, and Redbirds fan, Erik Proseus. "Weather is the biggest uncontrollable factor that affects outdoor sports and the safety of players and fans is paramount. MWN is capable and eager to support the Redbirds for the 2015 season!"
In the wake of recent questionable decisions regarding the weather at major league stadiums in other parts of the country, MWN is glad that the Redbirds opted for a professional opinion when adverse weather is imminent. So the next time you visit Autozone Park to take in a Redbirds victory, or even if your game is rained out, know that behind the scenes, MWN is helping to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all!