senior octobre, on May 17 2009, 04:42 PM, said:
i'm not a southsound guy, but it seems that there is a slot that runs thru there on the path of highway 16, which cheney is close by. continuing on towards the bridge to the nw and se tacoma the other way. am i close on my guesstimate here ?
i'm also guessing that during the warm summer months it blows in from the nw and on cold and rainy conditions it comes from another. i should check the wappler doppler !
Cheney Stadium borders SR 16, a limited access highway. I usually take the highway to the 19th St / Orchard St. exit. I turn right and take 19th St. east. Across from Fred Meyer's is an entrance to the ballpark. The road goes by the high school parking lot towards the LF foul pole. It then winds around the outside of the stadium, LF, CF, then RF and into the parking lot. There's also an entrance to another street that does not have highway access. I usually go out that way because that's the most direct route out of the stadium.
SR-16 begins at I-5 near the Tacoma Mall, then goes past Cheney on the way to the Tacoma Narrows bridge. There is currently construction on the west bound ramps entering SR-16 from I-5, and the ramp from I-5 northbound is almost always very congested. I-5 southbound is not so bad.
The winds generally come out of a westerly direction, but it could be anywhere from the southwest to the northwest. When it's coming directly from the west like it did that night it blows directly out to right field. If the wind is blowing directly from the south, it goes out to left field. From the north it blows in from left filed.