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A comfortable warm start to the first ever Big House night game, looking at 71 degrees for the kick off and a light breeze out of the SSE. Some of you eager tailgaters (or those of you who spent the night camped out to get a spot near ESPN's tent) saw some showers come through the area. We are going to see that rain shift southward, particularly south of I-94, as the remnants of what was tropical storm Lee finally push out towards the northeast. Shower chances will continue to decrease throughout the evening and overnight but the clouds will stick around. For halftime we'll drop just a little into the mid 60s, keeping a very calm wind out of the SE, and unfortunately there is still that slight chance of small shower passing through the area. As you leave the stadium tonight (to celebrate the win of course) temperatures will still be in the low 60s, and stay there through last call. The further North you are, the lesser chance you have of cloud cover and/or rain, but the lower your temperatures will be.
Enjoy the game and Go Blue!
Christina Burkhart is a meteorologist for NBC/ABC in Traverse City, MI. She grew up in Ann Arbor and associates Saturdays with Michigan football. Go Blue!!
I was thinking that this thread could serve as a way for people in the line of Hurricane Irene's fire to keep all of us MGoMembers updated as to their status and experience. Looks like eastern North Carolina is already starting to get hammered and is in for a sh-tty next two days. Check out the NWS radar: http://radar.weather.gov/radar.php?rid=MHX&product=NCR&overlay=11101111&loop=yes
Anyone in NC able to check in and update all of us on how you're weathering the storm?
[EDIT: Looks like I should be a CNN reporter: http://ireport.cnn.com/open-story.jspa?openStoryID=655725#DOC-660225]
(If this is just too off-topic for y'all, feel free to shut this down - I definitely will not be offended. I just thought it might be interesting for people in other parts of the country to see how a hurricane affects people on the east coast, especially since this could be the storm of the century as far as the Mid-Atlantic and New England is concerned.)
The way too early forecast is looking pretty good!
The spread offense should be firing on all cylinders.
It's December 2nd, which means the 10-day weather forecast provided by The Weather Channel extends all the way to December 11th, the date of the Big Chill at the Big House. Now, I realize a 10-day weather forecast is about as accurate as a Brendan Gibbons field goal attempt (...too soon?), but let's take a look:
Daytime: High of 34F and partly cloudy. 20% chance of precipitation and wind from the NW at 11 mph.
Nighttime: Overnight low of 26F with a snow shower. 30% chance of precipitation and wind from the W at 7 mph.
What Does it Mean for the Players?
Well, uh, I think it might be cold down on the ice. Unless it snows heavily during the game there shouldn't be a huge effect on the players, although the ice conditions in temporary rinks and outdoor rinks (we have both!) can sometimes be unpredictable.
What Does it Mean for the Fans?
All things considered it doesn't sound too bad. The temperature will be hovering around freezing, but most importantly there's not a lot of wind in the forecast. If things stay calm it should be a fairly comfortable viewing experience.
The weather today in Bloomington is supposed to be windy (10 mph) with a 30% chance of rain. IME this will benefit Michigan's defense by limiting the downfield success of Chappel. In turn, this shouldn't affect Michigan's offense the way it will Indiana's.
What does the MGoCommunity think?