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:
- 66 degrees with a chance of morning rain. Right now, it looks like it will be dry by the first pitch.
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.
- 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.
* 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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