Update: 7:30 a.m.
#chiefs planning for outdoor practice today. Not raining at moment in St. Joe.— Adam Teicher (@adamteicher) August 2, 2013
Your KC Chiefs training camp weather alert is a big one today. It is raining in St. Joseph as we speak and it may not be clear by the time Chiefs practice is expected to pick up at 8:15 a.m. (Arrowhead Time) this morning.
This is important because if the Chiefs move practice inside it will be closed to the public. Stay tuned to this thread for updates or follow us on Twitter @ArrowheadPride.
This is what the forecast is telling us (via Weather.com), notice the rain:
The Weather.com radar, fast forwarded to 8:15 a.m., looks like this:
Now someone remind me, when your town is yellow and red in a weather radar, that's not good, right? It sure as heck looks like it will rain pretty good. Again, that's what the radar is expected to look like at 8:15 a.m., not as of this posting.
I thought it was going to rain pretty good earlier in the week and force us inside -- it poured on my entire ride up to St. Joe -- but somehow it all cleared up in time for a nice practice with only a little bit of rain near the end.
There are two issues are play here: 1.) Can the Chiefs practice in the rain? Yes, they can. That's Reid's choice. 2.) Is there lightning? Then it becomes less of a choice for Reid. If there is lightning, they will not be outside.
We'll let you know when we know.
Full Chiefs camp schedule:
Saturday, July 27 - Practice - 8:15 a.m. [Day 2 practice report | Photos]
Sunday, July 28 - Practice - 8:15 a.m. [Day 3 practice report | Photos]
Monday, July 29 - Practice - 8:15 a.m. [Day 4 practice report | Photos]
Tuesday, July 30 - Practice - 8:15 a.m. [Day 5 practice report | Photos]
Wednesday, July 31 - No Practice [Day 6 off day live chat | Photos]
Thursday, Aug. 1 - Practice - 8:15 a.m. [Day 7 practice report | Photos]
Friday, Aug. 2 - Practice - 8:15 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 3 - Practice - 8:15 a.m.
"American Family" Fun Day - Entire Team Autograph Session
Sunday, Aug. 4 - Practice - 8:15 a.m.
Monday, Aug. 5 - Practice - 8:15 a.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 6 - Practice - 8:15 a.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 7 - No Practice
Thursday, Aug. 8 - Team Travel Day - No Practice
Friday, Aug. 9 - Preseason Game No. 1 - Chiefs at Saints - 7 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 10 - No Practice
Sunday, Aug. 11 - Practice - 8:15 a.m.
Monday, Aug. 12 - Practice - 8:15 a.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 13 - Practice - 8:15 a.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 14 - Practice - 8:15 a.m.
Thursday, Aug. 15 - Team Travel Day - No Practice - Camp in St. Joseph Breaks
Friday, Aug. 16 - Preseason Game No. 2 - Chiefs vs. 49ers - 7 p.m.
* Weather and field conditions are evaluated daily. All dates and times provided are subject to change.