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Chiefs Training Camp: Calling For Rain On Opening Weekend

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There's a brand new indoor stadium at the Chiefs training camp facility at Missouri Western State University. Todd Haley, the Chiefs and the fans would prefer that indoor stadium isn't used very often because indoor practices are closed to the fans.

The Chiefs dropped all this money on the new facilities to move back closer to home in part because more fans could attend.

But if the weather predictions are accurate, we could be seeing some rain on the opening weekend of training camp.

Per The Weather Channel, temperatures are supposed to be in the mid-to-high 80s this weekend in St. Joseph, MO. They call for isolated thunderstorms on Thursday (arrival date), scattered thunderstorms Friday (first practice) and through the weekend.

That would certainly put a damper on things.

Meanwhile, The Weather Channel (via JComp11) also posted a list of the top ten hottest training camps. St. Joe comes in at No. 9.

They may have to utilize that facility often.  In St. Joseph, 11 days of 90+ heat are the norm each August, compared to just 2 days in River Falls, WI.  Central Plains heat waves can send the mercury over the century mark. 

Working in the heat, to some extent, may help the Chiefs.  Four September days in the 90s can be expected, on average, in Kansas City.

I hate the heat. It's probably good from a conditioning standpoint but I can't stand it. Get ready to see the sweaty guy with one of those portable fans with a water bottle blowing in his face.