With baseball season less than a month away, Bulldog fans from all over the Magnolia State will be flocking to Starkville with their cowbells in tow. But before we get to party at the Left Field Lounge, we may have to bundle up a little bit when we all head to the Dude.
According to the National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center, temperatures in Mississippi are predicted to be lower than average during baseball season. February can see temperatures hovering around 50 for day games, but night games will be on the chilly end as it can get as cold as 32°. It warms up a tad for March as the Dawgs get ready for SEC play in the middle of the month. Day game will average in the high 50s to low 60s, but if you see a sunset at Dudy Noble Field, make sure to bring a maroon hoodie because temperatures can hover around the upper 30s to low 40s. April will be very nice for baseball in the Golden Triangle. Highs will average around the low to mid-70s for day games and night games will be just as nice with an average temperature in the low 50s. May will bring some heat and humidity. Day games will make the maroon faithful beet red as high temperatures will be in the mid-80s. Night games will be a sigh of relief in the upper 50s and low 60s. There is a great possibility of seeing some very humid days toward the end of the season, so fans and players alike will need to be hydrated.
The Diamond Dawgs have a shot of seeing some wet stuff coming onto the diamond this season, but it will be pure water. February temperatures will most likely be warm enough that snow will not visit Starkvegas. The greatest chance for rain will be in April and May as the Dawgs will be preparing for the playoffs. There are smaller chances of rain in February and March, but there is a possibility of rain and the potential for severe weather. Most days of rain will be less than ¼ of an inch, so it won’t affect the dirt and grass but it is something all fans should be aware of.
All Bulldog fans are hoping that Mother Nature will cooperate by giving the Mississippi State family great conditions for all 37 home games. Let’s wrap this season up in Maroon and White!