Bucs No. 3

July 26th, 2012

As Bucs players show up today at One Buc Palace to check in for training camp which begins tomorrow (yes, Joe will be there today), virtually everyone from players to team staff members to members of the pen and mic club to fans know training camp practices can be brutally hot.

However, The Weather Channel has been doing research and found there are worse places to hold NFL training camp, specifically Miami and Houston.

Tampa Bay’s camp average high temperature and dew point is similar to the Dolphin’s camp. However, the percentage of time the temperature is above 85 degrees is less. Relatively high dew points will ensure low temperatures will be uncomfortably high during camp.

There tends to be a little more cloud cover in Tampa from the leftover debris clouds that were thunderstorms from the eastern Florida shores. The probability of precipitation on any given day is a very high 72 percent when camp starts and slopes downward toward to 60 percent near the conclusion of camp.

Monthly precipitation totals for Tampa are a moist 7.07 inches in July and 7.77 inches for August. Although dew points remain high in September, the Buccaneers host both Carolina Panthers and Washington Redskins who will be used to the heat and humidity…Arrrggghhh!

The study by The Weather Channel factors in July/August average highs, percentage of hours above 85 degrees, average dew point and percentage of hours with overcast sky.

While Tampa may only be third as the most grueling training camp weather, most people going to One Buc Palace in the coming days will argue to the contrary.

Imagine practicing in this stuff?

10 Responses to “Bucs No. 3”

  1. jvato24 Says:

    I think that is Daquan Bowers walking in behind Cody Grimm on Bucs site. No crutches. Nice

  2. the_buc_realist Says:

    trust me, it is alot hotter in Mark Dominik’s Office right now!

  3. OAR Says:

    “Man it’s hot. It’s like Africa hot. Tarzan couldn’t take this kind of hot.”

  4. The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:

    I am so excited for this season!

    Finally got my dvr system installed, get my gigantic tv in a couple weeks and am ready to hook a laptop up the the tv if games are not aired locally.

    Still need to get my sub to redzone though…also a couple weeks away. And I now have a way to record the redzone games if needed as well so I can watch games multiple times!

  5. The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:

    Eric LeGrand retired. Expected but I hope the Bucs find work for him.

  6. The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:

    Wonder if they will retire his jersey? THAT would make his day.

  7. Dew Says:

    The conditioning test is happening today.

  8. Have A Nice Day Says:

    So dang hot!

  9. OAR Says:

    Just heard Donald Penn was put on PUP.

  10. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    I admire anyone that can withstand the Florida heat. I can barely handle walking outside in that heat, I don’t see how guys can put on pads and hit each other in it. Every time someone in Hawaii complains about our heat, I always tell them to be happy we aren’t in Tampa. There is no comparison.