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Historical Phoenix Weather May Impact Arizona Cardinals


Aug 19, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Lightning is visible over University of Phoenix Stadium , home of the Arizona Cardinals during a monsoon storm. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Per the Arizona Cardinals are monitoring the weather situation in the Phoenix area this morning.  As of 8:30am Phoenix had officially received 3.29 inches of rain at the airport and flooding had closed parts of Interstate 10, Interstate 17, and Arizona 51.  The rainfall is the most ever received in one-day in Phoenix.  Now, the drying out process has started.

The Cards announced earlier they brought the field inside University of Phoenix Stadium on Saturday and the roof remained closed, so no damage to the field and it is dry.  Now, the Cards know how much traffic has been snarled in the area int not only Glendale but the entire valley and what it means for tailgating and being able to even get to the stadium.  Many fans come by way of Interstate 10, which is currently being drained.  Arizona Department of Transportation is trying to get roads open as fast as possible.

Expect more information later but as of right now, it looks like this could be gone by the time the parking lot opens this afternoon.  The rain has started to exit the Phoenix-area for now but there is still a chance for more rain throughout the day and on Tuesday and Wednesday.  With this being an early-day event I think the Cards will be able to get this one in.  If this had been an afternoon game or a later in the day rain event, we’d probably be looking at a whole different scenario.  Stay tuned.