Game Day Weather

Submitted by mgoweather on November 11th, 2016 at 9:13 PM

Not bad at all for a November away game! Great travel weather through the entire midwest and plenty of sunshine. High pressure is scooting from near Iowa towards Illinois and Indiana, bringing clear skies and light winds. You'll probably still want the jacket during the day, and definitely take it to the game at night. Let's keep this momentum going - go blue!

If you're traveling to Iowa City...

Tailgating

Picture perfect for a later fall game! It will have a frosty start with temps in the upper 20s early, warming through the 30s into mid-morning - fire up that crockpot! Although we'll hit the low 40s temperature-wise, a SW wind at 5mph (just enough to feel it on your skin, rustle leaves) will be enough to make it feel more like the low and mid 30s through most of the morning. Luckily we'll have tons of sunshine to help warm us up! By lunchtime, expect low 50s with SW winds at 10mph (a few leaves blow around). We then keep wall-to-wall blue skies for the entire afternoon, so it's another day to keep the hat or sunglasses with you- well, for the early part of the tailgate - that sun sets at about quarter-to-5! We'll drop to the mid 40s for dinner, with a SSW wind around 5mph creating a wind chill closer to 40.     

Kickoff

42 degrees for the kickoff! Clear skies mean we don't have any clouds acting like a blanket to hold some heat in, so those temps drop off quickly. Winds will be out of the SSW around 5-6mph - so on the lighter side, but it's enough to make it feel like the mid 30s! 

Halftime

Falling into the upper 30s by the time the game is half over. See? Bet you're really glad you kept that jacket now! :) Winds will remain out of the SSW at 5-6mph, making it feel like 35 or so. Brrr! 

Post-Game

Mid 30s to leave Kinnick Stadium with it feeling more like the low 30s thanks to that SSW light breeze. Starry skies will follow through the overnight, leading to another good travel day Sunday. Planning on staying out to celebrate a win in Iowa? 35 degrees by last call with a light SW wind. Sunday will be beautiful with mostly sunny skies and upper 50s, but you will have to deal with a little more wind. Sunday's wind will be out of the SW at 10-20mph (leaves blow about to some small branches swaying).

 

If you're staying in Ann Arbor...

Because it's the same high pressure system in control of most of the Great Lakes region, we'll have fantastic weather here too! Expect sunny skies with highs around 50 in the afternoon. After light winds overnight, they pick back up for the day, at 10-15mph out of the WSW. They turn lighter for the evening, around 6-7mph. If you're headed somewhere to watch the game, we'll already be in the upper 30s by the start, with mid 30s when you're ready to go home (unless you don't plan on leaving your buddy's house... Hashtag walk of shame? lol) Go Blue!

 

Christina Burkhart is the morning meteorologist for ABC in Flint, MI. She grew up in Ann Arbor and associates Saturdays with Michigan football. Go Blue!!

Comments

jericho

November 11th, 2016 at 10:53 PM ^

Ok. These weather updates don't get a lot of comments, but I have to say that they are really informative and actually downright funny! Thank you for continuing to post these!

Blue in Fishers

November 12th, 2016 at 1:49 PM ^

In IC for the game - come here quite a bit to visit family but never been to Kinnick - perfect weather for a November Saturday- can't wait for tonight and thanks, as always, for these weather updates!!