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Cleveland Indians Home Opener weather history, game results since 1901

Grady Sizemore and Jason Michaels walked off a snowy field. (Source: AP Images) Grady Sizemore and Jason Michaels walked off a snowy field. (Source: AP Images)
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Cleveland weather in April is as unpredictable as the results of the Hot Dog Derby race before the sixth inning of an Indians game at Progressive Field. A history of weather conditions on every single Home Opener game since 1901 proves it. 

Below is every Home Opener opponent, date, score, record and weather conditions from 1901 to 2016. 

Here's the 2017 Home Opener forecast from Meteorologist Samantha Roberts:

According to the 30 day outlook for April 2017, Northeast Ohio should expect above normal temperatures and near normal precipitation for the month. The average snowfall for April is about 2 and a half inches, but a dozen years ago we were slammed with over 19 inches of April snow in 2005. 

Fun Facts:

  • Coldest high temperature for Home Opener:1907 and 2016 (both days saw a high of just 36 degrees)
  • Warmest high temperature for home opener:1902 (the high that day was 83 degrees)
  • Home Opener day with the most recorded precipitation :April 11, 1981 (1.44 inches of rainfall was recorded that day)
  • Home Opener day with the most snow recorded: The 1996 game against the Yankees was actually delayed a day. Snow totals were 7.1 inches. The next day's outcome was almost as ugly as the previous day's weather. We lost 7 - 1.

The following weather information was taken at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport from the National Weather Service. This is a testament to how localized snow is in Northeast Ohio. There are instances where Hopkins didn't see any snow, but downtown did. 

Cleveland Indians Home Opener History Weather Conditions:
Opening Day Date / Box Score Opponent Score Decision Record High: Low: Precipitation: Snow: Other:
1 04-29-1901 vs Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 W 1-0 66° 48° 0 0
2 05-06-1902 vs Chicago White Stockings 3-6 L 1-1 83° 51° 0.01" 0
3 04-28-1903 vs St. Louis Browns 6-3 W 2-1 75° 44° 0 0
4 04-22-1904 vs Chicago White Sox 10-2 W 3-1 62° 33° 0 0
5 04-15-1905 vs Detroit Tigers 6-2 W 4-1 37° 31° 0.05" Trace
6 04-30-1906 vs St. Louis Browns 3-4 L 4-2 58° 50° 0 0
7 04-18-1907 vs Detroit Tigers 0-2 L 4-3 36° 32° Trace Trace
8 04-14-1908 vs St. Louis Browns 1-2 L 4-4 75° 38° Trace 0
9 04-22-1909 vs St. Louis Browns 4-6 L 4-5 52° 40° 0 0
10 04-21-1910 vs Detroit Tigers 0-5 L 4-6 45° 38° Trace 0
11 04-20-1911 vs St. Louis Browns 3-4 L 4-7 50° 40° 0.02" 0
12 04-11-1912 vs Detroit Tigers 3-2 W 5-7 68° 38° 0 0
13 04-11-1913 vs Chicago White Sox 3-1 W 6-7 58° 42° 0.02" 0
14 04-22-1914 vs Chicago White Sox 0-7 L 6-8 58° 38° Trace 0
15 04-22-1915 vs Detroit Tigers 3-5 L 6-9 68° 60° Trace 0
16 04-12-1916 vs St. Louis Browns 1-6 L 6-10 54° 39° Trace 0
17 04-19-1917 vs Detroit Tigers 8-7 W 7-10 76° 53° 0.06" 0
18 04-18-1918 vs Detroit Tigers 6-2 W 8-10 58° 32° 0.01" 0
19 05-01-1919 vs Detroit Tigers 1-8 L 8-11 64° 48° 0.21" 0
20 04-14-1920 vs St. Louis Browns 5-0 W 9-11 46° 33° 0 0
21 04-21-1921 vs St. Louis Browns 4-3 W 10-11 65° 56° Trace 0
22 04-12-1922 vs Detroit Tigers 7-4 W 11-11 43° 37° Trace 0
23 04-18-1923 vs Chicago White Sox 6-5 W 12-11 49° 36° 0 0
24 04-23-1924 vs Detroit Tigers 6-5 W 13-11 49° 38° 0 0
25 04-22-1925 vs St. Louis Browns 2-3 L 13-12 70° 49­° 0 0
26 04-21-1926 vs Detroit Tigers 12-2 W 14-12 76° 46° 0 0
27 04-12-1927 vs Chicago White Sox 3-2 W 15-12 58° 38° 0.01" 0
28 04-18-1928 vs Chicago White Sox 7-1 W 16-12 64° 30° Trace 0
29 04-16-1929 vs Detroit Tigers 5-4 W 17-12 43° 38° 0 0
30 04-22-1930 vs Chicago White Sox 3-4 L 17-13 46° 30° Trace Trace
31 04-14-1931 vs Chicago White Sox 5-4 W 18-13 52° 45° 0 0
32 04-20-1932 vs Detroit Tigers 1-2 L 18-14 59° 43° 0 0
33 04-20-1933 vs Detroit Tigers 3-1 W 19-14 60° 45° 0.04" 0
34 04-17-1934 vs St. Louis Browns 5-2 W 20-14 68° 44° 0 0
35 04-23-1935 vs St. Louis Browns 7-6 W 21-14 53° 42° 0 0
36 04-14-1936 vs Detroit Tigers 0-3 L 21-15 67° 40° Trace 0
37 04-23-1937 vs St. Louis Browns 9-2 W 22-15 53° 40° 0 0
38 04-19-1938 vs St. Louis Browns 2-6 L 22-16 77° 51° 0 0
39 04-21-1939 vs Detroit Tigers 5-1 W 23-16 57° 44° 0.08" 0
40 04-19-1940 vs Detroit Tigers 4-0 W 24-16 43° 35° 0.11" 0
41 04-15-1941 vs Chicago White Sox 3-4 L 24-17 74° 51° 0 0
42 04-17-1942 vs Chicago White Sox 0-1 L 24-18 69° 43° 0.02" 0
43 04-21-1943 vs Detroit Tigers 1-0 W 25-18 42° 34° Trace 0
44 04-21-1944 vs Detroit Tigers 7-4 W 26-18 55° 42° 0 0
45 04-17-1945 vs Chicago White Sox 2-5 L 26-19 60° 43° 0.05" 0
46 04-20-1946 vs Detroit Tigers 0-7 L 26-20 63° 35° 0
47 04-15-1947 vs Chicago White Sox 0-2 L 26-21 63° 34° Trace Missing
48 04-20-1948 vs St. Louis Browns 4-0 W 27-21 78° 51° 0.02" 0
49 04-22-1949 vs Detroit Tigers 4-3 W 28-21 63° 49° 0.44" 0
50 04-18-1950 vs Detroit Tigers 6-7 L 28-22 65° 43° 0 0
51 04-20-1951 vs St. Louis Browns 4-1 W 29-22 52° 25° 0 0
52 04-18-1952 vs Detroit Tigers 5-0 W 30-22 71° 41° 0 0
53 04-14-1953 vs Chicago White Sox 6-0 W 31-22 48° 28° 0.01" 0.1"
54 04-15-1954 vs Detroit Tigers 2-3 L 31-23 73° 56° 0.37" 0
55 04-12-1955 vs Chicago White Sox 5-1 W 32-23 71° 50° 0.04" 0
56 04-20-1956 vs Detroit Tigers 3-1 W 33-23 40° 27° Trace Trace
57 04-16-1957 vs Chicago White Sox 2-3 L 33-24 50° 35° 0.02" 0
58 04-15-1958 vs Kansas City Athletics 0-5 L 33-25 70° 41° 0 0
59 04-14-1959 vs Detroit Tigers 8-1 W 34-25 62° 26° 0 0
60 04-19-1960 vs Detroit Tigers 2-4 L 34-26 59° 27° 0 0
61 04-19-1961 vs Detroit Tigers 2-5 L 34-27 53° 31° 0 0
62 04-13-1962 vs Washington Senators 2-5 L 34-28 42° 32° 0.19"
63 04-11-1963 vs Detroit Tigers 1-6 L 34-29 48° 37° 0 0
64 04-14-1964 vs Minnesota Twins 6-7 L 34-30 67° 45° 0 0
65 04-21-1965 vs Los Angeles Angels 6-5 W 35-30 75° 38° 0.01 0
66 04-15-1966 vs Boston Red Sox 8-7 W 36-30 54° 37° 0 0
67 04-19-1967 vs Kansas City Athletics 4-1 W 37-30 48° 37° 0 0
68 04-11-1968 vs California Angels 5-7 L 37-31 53° 32° 0 0
69 04-11-1969 vs Boston Red Sox 1-2 L 37-32 43° 34° 0 0
70 04-07-1970 vs Baltimore Orioles 2-8 L 37-33 46° 35° 0 0
71 04-08-1971 vs Boston Red Sox 3-2 W 38-33 62° 23° 0 0
72 04-15-1972 vs Milwaukee Brewers 1-5 L 38-34 76° 44° 0.58" 0
73 04-07-1973 vs Detroit Tigers 2-1 W 39-34 62° 41° Trace 0
74 04-10-1974 vs Milwaukee Brewers 4-6 L 39-35 51° 23° 0 0
75 04-08-1975 vs New York Yankees 5-3 W 40-35 40 ° 19° 0 0
76 04-10-1976 vs Detroit Tigers 1-3 L 40-36 61° 27° 0 0
77 04-16-1977 vs Boston Red Sox 4-8 L 40-37 63° 39° Trace 0
78 04-08-1978 vs Kansas City Royals 8-5 W 41-37 43° 29° Trace 0
79 04-07-1979 vs Boston Red Sox 3-0 W 42-37 39° 24° 0 0
80 04-19-1980 vs Toronto Blue Jays 8-1 W 43-37 70° 40° 0 0
81 04-11-1981 vs Milwaukee Brewers 3-5 L 43-38 75° 58° 1.44" 0
82 04-10-1982 vs Texas Rangers 3-8 L 43-39 40° 24° 0.04" Trace
83 04-09-1983 vs Baltimore Orioles 8-4 W 44-39 55° 42° 0.96" 0
84 04-14-1984 vs Baltimore Orioles 8-2 W 45-39 62° 46° 0.08" 0
85 04-13-1985 vs New York Yankees 3-6 L 45-40 73° 46° 0.03" 0
86 04-11-1986 vs Detroit Tigers 2-7 L 45-41 54° 32° 0.06" 0.1"
87 04-10-1987 vs Baltimore Orioles 11-12 L 45-42 67° 37° 0 0
88 04-08-1988 vs Baltimore Orioles 3-0 W 46-42 46° 36° 0 0
89 04-03-1989 vs Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 W 47-42 55° 45° 0.74" 0
90 04-19-1990 vs New York Yankees 1-0 W 48-42 65° 30° Trace 0
91 04-16-1991 vs Texas Rangers 1-3 L 48-43 62° 50° 0.04" 0
92 04-11-1992 vs Boston Red Sox 5-7 L 48-44 76° 47° 0.02" 0
93 04-05-1993 vs New York Yankees 1-9 L 48-45 52° 31° 0 0
94 04-04-1994 vs Seattle Mariners 4-3 W 49-45 54° 25° 0 0
95 05-05-1995 vs Minnesota Twins 5-1 W 50-45 64° 47° 0.04" 0
96 04-02-1996 vs New York Yankees 1-7 L 50-46 47° 27° 0 0
97 04-11-1997 vs Anaheim Angels 15-3 W 51-46 47° 35° 0 0
98 04-10-1998 vs Anaheim Angels 8-5 W 52-46 48° 34° 0.02" 0
99 04-12-1999 vs Kansas City Royals 5-2 W 53-46 50° 35° Trace 0
100 04-14-2000 vs Texas Rangers 2-7 L 53-47 72° 39° 0 0
101 04-02-2001 vs Chicago White Sox 4-7 L 53-48 52° 30° 0 0
102 04-08-2002 vs Minnesota Twins 9-5 W 54-48 63° 48° 0.28" 0
103 04-08-2003 vs Chicago White Sox 3-5 L 54-49 39° 32° 0.01" 0
104 04-12-2004 vs Minnesota Twins 6-3 W 55-49 46° 37° 0.39" 0
105 04-11-2005 vs Chicago White Sox 1-2 L 55-50 58° 43° 0 0
106 04-07-2006 vs Minnesota Twins 11-6 W 56-50 58° 36° 0.61" Trace
107 04-10-2007 * SEE BELOW
108 03-31-2008 vs Chicago White Sox 10-8 W 58-50 61° 46° 0.05" 0
109 04-10-2009 vs Toronto Blue Jays 7-13 L 58-51 50° 40° 0.07" 0
110 04-12-2010 vs Texas Rangers 2-4 L 58-52 60° 37° Trace 0
111 04-01-2011 vs Chicago White Sox 10-15 L 58-53 46° 33° Trace Trace
112 04-05-2012 vs Toronto Blue Jays 4-7 L 58-54 46° 35° 0 0
113 04-08-2013 vs New York Yankees 6-11 L 58-55 71° 39° 0.01" 0
114 04-04-2014 vs Minnesota Twins 7-2 W 59-55 65° 39° 0.35" 0
115 04-10-2015 vs Detroit Tigers 4-8 L 59-56 70° 42° 0.09" 0
116 04-05-2016 vs Boston Red Sox 2-6 L 59-57 36° 24° 0 0

* The first scheduled home game in 2007 was the infamous "snow game" against Seattle. Since the game was called before five innings could be played, the game was not considered an official game.

The entire series was canceled because of snow. The following series against the Angels was moved to Milwaukee to avoid more cancellations. In those games the Indians were considered the home team, so the first game against the Angels was considered the first home game of the season even though it was played in Milwaukee. 

Editor's note: Meteorologist Jon Loufman and Sports Anchor/Reporter Mark Schwab contributed to this report. 

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