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An approaching low pressure system will keep the clouds around, but we'll have temps reach into the 40s with light winds. Not bad for a November day of football in midwest!
If you're headed to Minneapolis...
Might see a flurry or two if you're out and about early, but those chances deplete as you hit sunrise. Chilly morning despite the very light winds - mid 30s by 8am, but the wind chill will still have it feeling a bit cooler-closer to 30 degrees. Fill your travel jug with some hot coffee! Overcast skies, with maybe a peek of the sun here and there.
39 degrees for the start with cloudy skies. Winds are out of the east at about 5mph. Despite the light winds, bundle up because the wind chill will have it feeling like 35.
We'll continue to see a lot of that cloud cover stick around, seeing a glimpse here and there of the sun. Temperature has gone up just a bit to 42, but expect the wind chill to have it feeling around 38. Winds are out of the east-southeast at 5mph.
Hitting near the high as you leave the game, reaching 45 degrees, wind chill about 40. Still keeping mainly overcast skies into the overnight hours, with light to calm east-southeast winds. Temps drop to 40 around dinner, and then into the 30s after 10pm. If you're staying out late, the cloud cover drops after last call and we'll see partly sunny skies for Sunday. Have safe travels if you're headed to the game, and go blue!
If you're staying in Ann Arbor...
High pressure keeps us in beautiful weather for the start of the weekend. Mostly sunny skies with high temps around 45 for lunchtime. Winds are out of the north-northeast at about 7-8mph all day. If you're headed to dinner after the game-temps drop to 40 by 6pm and low 30s by 10pm with mostly clear skies. Keep in mind the wind chill won't have it feeling above 40 and at night it will feel like the upper 20s-so grab that extra layer if you'll be out late! Go blue!
Christina Burkhart is a meteorologist for NBC/ABC in Traverse City, MI, and temporarily for NBC25 in Flint/Saginaw, MI. She grew up in Ann Arbor and associates Saturdays with Michigan football. Go Blue!!
Just underway in Berkeley, CA on ESPN2.
Washington just returned the opening kickoff to almost the 40, and after an overthrown pass, the Huskies advance to the Golden Bears 36...
We're gonna see a lot of bald heads on the Minnesota sideline tomorrow. Earlier this week their Coach Kill along with most if not all of the team shaved their heads for St. Baldrick's charity to honor their WR Connor Cosgrove who has leukemia. Members of the hockey & baseball teams, and even one from the women's volleyball squad also shaved their heads in the fundraiser.
Salute to Minnesota for doing this for charity. Hope they inflated their helmets properly, they're gonna be a lot looser on their heads now, it'd be a shame if anyone got a concussion after doing something cool like this.
There's a nice article in today's Detroit News about the woman who paints the scores on the Little Brown Jug, Jil Gordon. The article references Greg Dooley's MVictors.com, with a nod to its "Little Brown Jug Lore" section (check it out here http://mvictors.com/?page_id=4885 : - it's chock full of Little Brown Jug history). Per Dooley:
The most common story about how the challenge for the Little Brown Jug came do be is inaccurate. Most retellings say that former Michigan coach Fielding Yost sent a letter to Minnesota athletic director Louis Cooke and asked that the Jug, left behind after the 1903 game, be returned. Cooke was said to reply: "If you want it, you'll have to come up and win it."
"The story that Yost wrote or wired or mailed some request after the '03 game — that didn't happen," said Dooley, who said there is no evidence of that communication. "There is evidence to suggest it was hatched before the 1909 game. There was some kind of challenge. Michigan bought the jug in Minnesota, left it there, probably because they didn't care about a 30-cent jug. Minnesota found it — they didn't steal it — and probably thought, 'This is cool' and painted the score on it and the athletic director hung it in his office."
The more you know! Here's to hoping Michigan is able to keep that jug in Ann Arbor.