Weather to predict a Jacket playoff win tonight?

Columbus (WCMH) – With the Jackets opening their playoff run tonight, I thought it would be interesting to see a “trend” that might hint at a final score tonight.


The Jackets have played the Penguins 6 times this year so far:

  • October 2nd (home):  Lost 0-2  (pre-season)
  • October 8th  (away):  Won 5-3  (pre-season)
  • December 22nd (home):  Won 7-1
  • February 3rd (away):  Lost 3-4 (in OT)
  • February 17th (home):  Won 2-1 (in OT)
  • April 4th (away):  Lost 1-4


But when I dug deeper into the stats, I noticed we had some similarities:

  • High in the 70s 1 time on gameday in Columbus
  • Highs in the 60s 3 times on gameday in Columbus
  • Highs in the 30s 2 times on gameday in Columbus

Also, we have had mostly cloudy or cloudy days on 5 of the 6 days.


So… today we had a high temp of 66 degrees with mostly sunny skies:

We have had one other day, on October 8th with a high of 66 degrees and partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies… the outcome… JACKETS WIN!!!

***UPDATE, we officially hit 67 degrees after the posting of this story***


My forecast for tonight:

Since it is a playoff game, and not a preseason game, Mother Nature would hint at a Jackets Win, but I think it will be closer… Jackets 3-2


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