PRESS RELEASE: BAM Weather has been selected as weather provider for Kannapolis Cannon Ballers.


August 2nd, 2023

GREENWOOD, IN –  BAM Weather ( announced today that they will be providing weather data and forecasts to the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers in Kannapolis, North Carolina. The Cannon Ballers are the minor league, Single A baseball affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. BAM Weather will provide weather data, forecasting, and support for the Cannon Ballers operations to assist with imperative, weather-related decisions.

Weather is a crucial part of professional sporting events and safety planning for athletic venues across the country. The Cannon Ballers will utilize BAM’s 24/7, live meteorological consultation to aid in critical daily weather-related decisions.

“So far, it’s been great,” said Tim Siegel Head Groundskeeper for the Cannon Ballers. “It has helped us these last two days with weather and the biggest thing is just being able to talk to somebody. All the radars show the same in terms of what they are doing but when there’s a storm right on top of you and it’s not raining, and they are telling you it’s actually a few miles away, that’s the difference between chatting with someone and just using a radar.”

Tim and other officials for the Cannon Ballers will have exclusive access to BAM Weather’s state-of-the-art Weather Porthole platform. The platform will provide detailed weather data on both an hourly and daily basis using the country’s most accurate, hi-res conglomeration of computer models.

“One cell that was coming through, where normally we are just watching basic radar without having any communication – we would’ve had the tarp down with both radars showing the cell clipping us with a lot of rain, but being able to communicate with somebody made all the difference,” Tim said. “They told us that it would mainly miss and be very light rain. We put all our eggs in that basket, and it was right.”


BAM Weather specializes in delivering a very simple yet unique and personal, location specific forecast. In addition to athletic events, BAM Weather also provides forecasting services for industries including school districts, event venues, motorsports, concerts, fairs and festivals, agriculture, snow removal, landscape, energy, and much more. With a focus and extreme attention to detail in both short and long-term forecasting, BAM’s #1 goal is to assist customers in high-cost decision support based on accurate weather analytics.

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About the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers:

The Cannon Ballers are located in Kannapolis, North Carolina. The team was originally established in 1995 as the Piedmont Phillies. They are the Minor League, Single A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. They play their home games at Atrium Health Ball Park, which also doubles as a family park you can visit even when the team doesn’t have a home game. They play in the South Atlantic League, Carolina League.