Game Day Weather

Submitted by mgoweather on October 7th, 2011 at 10:18 PM
Whether you're staying home or traveling for the game, it's a fantastic sunny, warm day! We're between a low pressure system to the west and a high pressure system to the east, which means tons of warm air streaming up from the south and clear skies. Get out that T-shirt and sunglasses, and maybe grab a light long-sleeved shirt if you're staying out late.

If you're traveling to Evanston...

Tailgating

Looking at the mid and upper 70s for the lunchtime and early afternoon hours, with a good amount of wind. South winds at a steady 10mph (leaves and little twigs blow about) but gusts could be up to 20mph (you'll see some smaller trees sway).

Kickoff

Looking at just under 70 degrees for the kickoff. The wind gusts will die down, but we'll hang on to the steady 10mph southerly flow. Very sunny, with just a few thin clouds making their way through.

Halftime

Mid 60s by halftime. Winds starting to go down a bit also to around 8mph. Mostly clear skies.

Post-Game

Staying in the low to mid 60s until closing time, then dropping to the upper 50s. Winds out of the south around 5mph with skies staying mostly clear. Whether you're headed home late that night or on Sunday, you'll have great traveling weather. Clear and calm throughout the night, and Sunday stays clear as well, reaching the low 70s.

 

If you're staying home...

Very similar weather, but we'll be a bit warmer. Looking to hit the low 80s in Ann Arbor tomorrow, and not nearly as windy as in Evanston- we'll have southerly winds between 8-10mph, but not the higher gusts they'll see there. 70 degrees at kickoff, dropping to the upper 60s by halftime, and those clear skies let us cool quickly into the evening hours. Mid 60s by the game's end, and cooling to the upper 50s by last call. It's a perfect night to hit the local places, grab some food and drinks, and celebrate a win!

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!!

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