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Even with a roof, Brewers have a rain delay at Miller Park

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Posted at 5:23 PM, Aug 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-28 18:24:06-04

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Brewers were mocked for having a rain delay at Miller Park on Tuesday night, but according to TODAY'S TMJ4 meteorologists, that storm may have popped up quicker than the roof could have closed.

Tuesday night was the picture-perfect summer night to enjoy a game of baseball. Then a very light shower developed around Waukesha — minutes before hitting Miller Park head-on. In those minutes, the shower strengthened and brought a nice dousing to Brewers and Cardinals fans who weren't quite expecting it.

Miller Park's roof status is a topic at nearly every game. There's even a hotline to call if you want to see if the roof will be open for that day's game. Just dial 414-902-4636.

That said, the roof can take 12 to 15 minutes to close, according to the Brewers.

For another curveball, the National Weather Service of Milwaukee in Sullivan issued a statement mentioning its radar would be down for maintenance of its radar tower. As the tallest object in Sullivan, in Jefferson County, the radar tower is often hit by lightning, requiring maintenance.

It's unsure if the Brewers use the NWS for their official game-time weather radar.