Game Day Weather

Submitted by mgoweather on September 10th, 2011 at 2:35 PM

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!!



September 10th, 2011 at 2:56 PM ^

Much thanks for the info, and glad to hear I am not the only one challenged by those radar maps. They pretty much just look like colorful blobs to me. Pretty in an abstract way, but I rarely can figure the weather from them . . . .


September 10th, 2011 at 3:04 PM ^

I'm usually pretty good at reading the map when it's the usual west to east front pattern, but the weirdness of this Lee leftovers coupled with the futurecast, which is a best guess in many ways, just threw me for a loop.


September 20th, 2011 at 8:41 PM ^

Would you please move to Steeler-land and provide weather reports like this for our fair city?  Tailgating starts early, as it appears happens in Ann Arbor, and we need a service like this!!