Twins Home Opener Weather: April 12, 2010 3:15pm
For the first time since 1981 a Minnesota Twins Home Opener will be played outdoors. The 2010 Minnesota Twins Home Opener will be 3:15 pm April 12 at Target Field. What has the weather been like in past years at 3pm on April 12th? Looking at the past 64 years of weather records at the Twin Cities International Airport, 2/3rds of the time the temperature is between 38 and 62 degrees, with an average of 51 degrees. There's been five times when the air temperature was downright balmy with 70 degrees or higher, with the warmest 3pm April 12th temperature being in 1985 with 78 degrees. On the cool side it's been 40 degrees or colder twelve times with the coldest April 12th being 1950 with 27 degrees at 3pm.
48 of 64 years had no precipitation reported at 3pm on April 12, or 75 percent of the time. Precipitation in some form was reported on 16 occasions or 25% of the time. Snow was reported on five occasions in the past 64 years on April 12th, with the last time as recently as 2008 with a trace of snow fell. Snow was reported at 3pm in 2000, 1995, 1962 and 1957.
The last time the Minnesota Twins played a game on April 12th outdoors was in 1981 and it was 62 degrees and sunny at gametime. While the weather was favorable, the box score was not as the Twins fell to the Oakland Athletics that day.