Game Day Weather

Submitted by mgoweather on October 6th, 2012 at 3:16 AM

Low pressure in Canada to the north of Michigan (cold front passed to the south overnight) causing some cool fall weather - highs in the low 50s are what's normal for November in West Lafayette! Clear skies overnight let morning lows get into the 30s, and we may see some frost. Starting off the day with a lot of sunshine, and then seeing more clouds build in on the backside of the low as it pushes east. Winds out of the NW all day.

If you're in West Lafayette...

Tailgating

If you're up early you may see some frost! We'll start off the day with sunny skies, but don't expect it to feel like summer- temps are in the low 30s! Plenty of sunshine throughout the morning, and reaching the mid 40s for lunch, low 50s in the afternoon. Winds will pick up throughout the morning, out of the WNW at 10mph (leaves blow about) by mid-morning and as we head into the afternoon they'll be up in the mid-teens with gusts possible in the upper teens (small branches move).

Kickoff

Partly cloudy by the time we reach kick-off, and hitting the high temperature of 55 degrees. Winds will start to drop, and although they will remain out of the NW, we'll mainly get rid of the gusts and steady winds are around 13mph.

Halftime

Dropping a couple degrees by the end of the first half, and still seeing some sun lingering between those clouds. Winds are down to 10mph, out of the NW.

Post-Game

Both winds and temps continue to drop throughout the evening, while cloud cover stays up. Winds stay out of the NW, becoming light by the time you're done with dinner. Keep that extra layer handy because we're down to 43 degrees by the time we hit 10pm! Sky cover is partly to mostly cloudy and we'll stay that way overnight... but the clouds don't really help us stay warm - upper 30s if you're headed home after last call! There is a slight chance for an isolated rain shower later at night - but most, if not everyone, will stay dry.

 

If you're in Ann Arbor...

Starting off the day with some fog and temps in the mid 30s. Some sun and some clouds throughout the day, hitting a high of 54 degrees. What you'll notice most is the wind-much breezier here than Indiana. Winds out of the west at 10-20mph with gusts around 30mph possible (you can hear the wind whistle, small trees sway). For your dinner-time hours, winds die down to 10mph and temps are in the low 40s. If you're headed out afterward to celebrate the win, by closing time we're in the mid 30s-starting to talk winter coat weather!

 

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!!

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