Game Day Weather

Submitted by mgoweather on November 17th, 2012 at 5:46 AM

A beautiful day for football and a day for layers! High pressure to the east of Lake Huron keeps us in some sunshine after the fog burns off. We'll feel a light southeasterly breeze and although temps will fall into the 30s during the evening, we won't be nearly as cold as this past night. Thanks for stopping in Iowa, but it's senior day and you're not winning this one!


Starting off a little chilly and foggy for the up-an-at-em tailgaters! Drive carefully! Fog is dense in some areas and with such cool temps there may be some slick spots with fog freezing. Grab the hot coffee! We're remaining in the mid 20s until sunrise, then the temperature will rise quickly. By mid-morning we're into the low 30s with a light south wind and will have gotten rid of most of the fog.


Start taking layers off! Temps keep going up- 47 degrees by kickoff with a light breeze (about 6mph) out of the SSE. Lots of sunshine, with just a few clouds passing by.


Wind picks up to 8mph, still out of the SSE. With mostly sunny skies, we're hitting 49 for the half.


51 is the high for the day and we hit it as you leave the game, then drop to 40 degrees by 8pm. Keeping lots of sunshine for a beautiful afternoon! Winds remain southeasterly and stay between 5-8mph until around dinner time. Then they shift to come out of the east, staying light. We aren't as cold as Friday night! If you're more of a night-owl than a morning person and you're out til closing time-expect 35 degrees when you walk out the door with partly cloudy skies. Fog will also form again, especially after 11pm, so keep that in mind if you'll be driving. 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!!



November 17th, 2012 at 6:53 AM ^

Thank you for the weather briefings over the course of the season.  I much prefer your style over the alternative means of finding how to dress.  Perfect day to thank our serniors.

Go Blue!!!


November 17th, 2012 at 9:48 AM ^

Wind out of the SEC...Paul Finebaum?

As to the OP, I no longer live in the state and haven't been to a Michigan home game in nearly 30 years, but I still enjoy reading these weather reports. They bring back fond memories of football weather in Michigan.