The Pirates in 2016 (from

81 years ago today: My mother was born.

Projections: teams with the most wins this season

Top 10 batters for 2016 (OPS)

Length of Daytime: 11h 43m  (visible light: 12h 38m)

Today will be 2 min 43 sec shorter than yesterday


Hottest Hitters last 30 days (OPS)

Soup and Sandwich this Saturday from noon to 6 pm or later. All are welcome.

Last Updated:  Oct. 1 at 5:54 am

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Yesterday:   rain   high 58½° low 53° (1° above normal )     liquid precipitation = 0.34"

It was the coolest of the past 5 days and the 2nd straight day we received rain.

The average Clarion temperature for September is 59½°.  So far this month we are averaging 65° (5½° above normal)


Today is forecast to be warmer than yesterday.
Clarion should be 5° above the normal temperature for this date.

The high today should be 67° at 4 pm and the low should be 54° at 5 am.


Records for October 1:     high: 87° (1986)  low: 30° (1993)
One year ago today           high: 63° low: 46°


We have received 7.42 inches less than the normal rainfall for the past 12 months in Clarion and our precipitation totals are 7.42" less than normal so far in 2016. ​  

​​​​​Highest Temperature 2016

    89½°    (Jul 24)
Lowest Temperature 2016
    -3½°    (Feb 14)     
Warmest Day 2016 (avg)
   79¼°    (Aug 12)
Coldest Day   2016 (avg)
     5½°    (Feb 14) 
Highest Temperature This Month
   87°       (Sep 7)
Lowest Temperature This Month
   41°       (Sep 25)
Warmest Day This Month (avg)
   77½°    (Sep 8)
Coolest Day This Month (avg)
    55¼°    (Sep 25)

click here to go to weather data page

  • 40% chance of light rain during the parade with temps in the low to mid 60s.

  • Lots of nice days next week.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Oct 1:     ALF Parade Day

Oct 2:     Final Day of 2016 MLB Regular Season

Oct 4:     American League Wild Card Game

Oct 5:     National League Wild Card Game

Oct 6:     Lilly Grady's Birthday
Oct 6:     Church Senior's Picnic  
Oct 10:   Mark Grady's Birthday

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Oct 10:   Columbus Day

Oct 17:   Ron (Babe) George's 49th birthday

Oct 18:   Finger Lakes Trip (ret. 20th)

Oct 29:   Tari's 60th Birthday (dinner 5:30p)

Oct 31:   Tracy's Birthday

Oct 31:   Halloween

Oct 31:   New Orleans Trip (ret. 4th)

Dates to Remember

For the second straight year, we had a September that was much warmer than normal. We average 4.3° warmer per day than a normal September. We were about a half-inch of rain short of what we should have received and now are about 7½ inches below the normal rainfall for the year.

Today's Devotion

People, places and things I find interesting

Cubs          103

Rangers      96​

Nationals    94

Red Sox      94

Indians        93​​

​​​​Dodgers      92

Orioles        89

Blue Jays    88


The Pirates are projected to finish 79-82 

and to miss the post season by 7 games.

If the post season started today:

Wildcard games:

Tor at Bal, SF at NYM

Division Series:

WC winner at Tex, Cle at Bos, WC winner at Chi, LA at Was

Projected World Series:  Cubs over Red Sox

October 1, 2016​​​




Web Page

Wins Above Replacement

sun rise: 7:14 am 

sun set:  6:58 pm

Next new moon:     Sep 30 (8:12 pm)​

Next full moon:      Oct 16  (12:24 am)​

Top 10 pitchers last 30 days (ERA)

News & History

My Most Recent Tweets

Leaders in WAR (BB ref.)

   AL                               NL

Websites I visit frequently

Highs and Lows of 2015

Highest Temperature

88½°   July 28

Lowest Temperature

-16½°   February 16

Wettest Month

June - 6.93 inches

​Driest Month

​February - 0.92 inches

My Picks for MVP and Cy Young Award

​NL MVP:           Kris Bryant (Cubs)

​AL MVP:           Mike Trout (Angels)

NL Cy Young:  Jon Lester (Cubs)

AL Cy Young:  Rick Porcello (Red Sox)

(The highlights are things I want to remember, work on, or make a part of my life.)

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​What Happened Yesterday?

I started the soup this morning while I did some cleaning. I went with Frank and Lue to the Carriage Inn for supper. Rick came up for awhile in the evening.  Dude called to see if Hannah and Brody wanted to ride with him in the parade to help him throw out candy. I assume they did. 

Today is the 275th day of 2016 with 91 days left.
This is the 40th week of the year.

ALF Parade Day

Top 10 pitchers for 2016 (ERA)

Top 5 Pirates WAR 

  1. Marte 4.8

  2. Kang 2.8

  3. Taillon 2.3

  4. Polanco 2.0

  5. Rodriguez 1.8

  (McCutcheon's WAR is -0.4)

Pittsburgh Pirates

N.L. Wild Card: 2013, 2014, 2015
Division Champions: 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1979, 1990, 1991, 1992
National League Champions: 1901, 1902, 1903, 1909, 1925, 1927, 1960, 1971, 1979
World Champions: 1909, 1925, 1960, 1971, 1979

Today Pirates' Preview:

Pirates (78-81) @ Cardinals (84-76), 1:05pm
PIT: Chad Kuhl (#39, 23, RHP, 5-4, 4.25)
  STL: Michael Wacha (#52, 24, RHP, 7-7, 4.93)                     See schedule for all of today's games with previews