The weather is looking nearly perfect for the Indy 500 this weekend, but not every year looks this good.
The end of May is a time of transition for the weather in Indianapolis. We can get some wild swings from year to year.
Temperatures have never dipped below freezing at the race, but they've been close. One brisk race day morning began with temperatures in the 30s. The next coldest mornings at least started in the 40s.
At the other end of the spectrum, High temperatures have broken 90 six times. That's not including heat from the cars and all the people in the stadium. Those were likely sweaty years, but a little sweat isn't going to delay or cancel the big race.
Rain, on the other hand, is another story. Rain is the Indy racer's kryptonite.
Mother Nature's rainfall has caused delays and early endings to the race on thirteen different occasions. The race first experienced a delay its fifth year in. It's been cut short seven different times with the shortest race only completing 102 laps, 255 miles.
This weekend won't see any weather records broken, but instead, it'll be a fairly typical Memorial Day weekend in Indianapolis, at least as typical as the weather gets in Indy.
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