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Season 6 Race 4 Watkins Glen - Weather

Discussion in 'Presto GP' started by Daniel Hansson, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. Here you have the first forecast for Watkins Glen:

    Rain is a very present feature in the weather at Watkins Glen this time of year, with long rains affecting many days. There is a 40 % risk of rain affecting a day. Intensity is light to medium, and the rains usually lasts long.

    The second one will come on tuesday the 15:th of March, at 19:00 UTC (current UK time).

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    The virtual schedule to be able to link the forecast to the sessions:

    Day 1:
    11:00 - Practice
    14:00 - Qualifying

    Day 2:
    11:30 - Warmup
    14:00 - Race


    The second forecast:

    Day 1: Might be some clouds in the sky, but no rain forecasted for this day. Perhaps some light drops at some points.

    Day 2: A cloudy morning, and they are expected to start drop rain around mid day. It looks like the intensity is going to be medium, and it will last a number of hours.
     
  2. Muhaha :D Watkins + rain = ?

    I guess Watkins is that track of the season where rain will have the greatest impact :)

    Thanks Daniel!
     
  3. Thx Daniel!
     
  4. Jim Hawley

    Jim Hawley
    PrestoGP Veteran

    Thanks Dan:cool:

    Watkins+Rain+180mph corners= :facepalm::tongue:


    Jim
     
  5. Should be very interesting given all the elevation changes.
     
  6. Valter Ostman

    Valter Ostman
    PrestoGP Veteran

    Lol.

    Tack Danne!
     
  7. Reik Major

    Reik Major
    Premium Member

    still 60 % chance for dry, he, he :)

    think I'll do some rain tests, just in case...

    Edit: Of course many thx to Daniel!
     
  8. Have done many rain tests now.. damp track, wet track, intermediate tires, wet tires, all very scary.
     
  9. Valerio Vinassa

    Valerio Vinassa
    PrestoGP Veteran

    Thanks Daniel:)
     
  10. Thx Daniel :)
     
  11. The virtual schedule to be able to link the forecast to the sessions:

    Day 1:
    11:00 - Practice
    14:00 - Qualifying

    Day 2:
    11:30 - Warmup
    14:00 - Race


    The second forecast:

    Day 1: Might be some clouds in the sky, but no rain forecasted for this day. Perhaps some light drops at some points.

    Day 2: A cloudy morning, and they are expected to start drop rain around mid day. It looks like the intensity is going to be medium, and it will last a number of hours.
     
  12. Jim Hawley

    Jim Hawley
    PrestoGP Veteran

    Lol, this'll be a laugh. :)

    Thanks Dan
     
  13. Valerio Vinassa

    Valerio Vinassa
    PrestoGP Veteran

    I may use my favorite set the X system tires : front left wheel dry front right wheel rain and rear left wheel rain rear right wheel dry:wink:

    THANKS Daniel
     
  14. Thank you Daniel, looks very interesting.

    But don't forget the possible 5% Nico variation...;)
     
  15. Reik Major

    Reik Major
    Premium Member

    Wahooooo, the forecast for day 2 makes me curios!

    Guys, just in case the race offers some damp or wet conditions, don't forget to check your tires after switching from warm up to race. The game may automatically give you wets even if you didn't use them in warm up!!!! I always do this double check...
     
  16. Valter Ostman

    Valter Ostman
    PrestoGP Veteran

    Tack Daniel!

    I will use the seatbelt just in case.
     
  17. Jim Hawley

    Jim Hawley
    PrestoGP Veteran

    I think I'll wear two helmets, just to be safe:tongue:


    Jim
     
  18. lol Jim,
    now there's no need to brag....
     
  19. I had to think a bit there... if it is a "dirty" joke I think I understand it :)

    And thank you Daniel for your work! :)
     
  20. I trust you have seen from the race reports that your weather at Watkins was a true success. I cannot give you a detailed description of the weather from my perspectice throghout the race as I crashed at lap 10. But until then it seemed that inters was the best solution although it was possible to gamble with slicks (as they would last much longer).

    Anyhoo, it seems the weather gave the race a dash unpredictabillity that made it feel more realistic. Very cool. It should be said that many were struggling with their telemetry due to some recent steam updates, but that didn't seem to have a significant negative effect.