Game Day Weather

Submitted by mgoweather on November 24th, 2017 at 9:42 PM

Thank you all for coming along for another season with me! This is one of my favorite things to do every Fall. :) We'll start our weekend with relatively quiet weather conditions and hopefully adding a win to our list of things we're thankful for! A low pressure system well to the north will bring a cold front through Friday night. It looks to be a mainly dry front, bringing us clouds, and a few spotty showers overnight. A secondary cold front coming through in the afternoon will keep us cool & breezy Saturday with plenty of clouds and scattered showers/flurries. Let's go blue!  

Tailgating

Temperatures won't be too bad overnight and if you're up and out there early! Thanks to SW winds holding for most of the overnight, we'll start the day in the mid 40s. Winds will shift to the WNW early in the morning at around 10mph (enough to rustle the leaves, blow around paper) and give us wind chills in the mid 30s. Fantastic day for all of those crockpot recipes! Winds will pick up into the afternoon, so especially if you're leaving your tent up through the game, you'll want to tie it down. Sunrise time is just after 7:30am, but don't expect to see a whole ton of it. Mostly cloudy conditions will carry through our tailgate time, and there's a small chance for a passing rain shower. 

Kickoff

44 degrees for this lunchtime start! Not too bad - pretty close to where we should be for this time of year. Plenty of clouds remain for the first half, and some drizzle or a pop up shower continues to be a slight possibility. Winds will pick up to 15mph, gusting to the mid 20s - you'd see a lot of white horses on the water, small trees will sway - out of the WNW. This will take our temps and make it feel like the mid 30s!   

Halftime

Bummer we couldn't have our beautiful Friday weather today - but this is Midwest football right? We're tough! Aaaand we also know that the bulk box of hand warmers at Costco is the way to go this time of year. We drop a degree or two by the half and into the second part of the game. It'll continue to feel colder with wind chills remaining in the mid 30s. I'll take a hot chocolate at the break for this one! NW winds are up around 15-17mph, gusting to the mid 20s (you may catch an empty plastic garbage can tipped over with gusts like this). We'll get a little sun, but some clouds will stay with us as we finish out the game. The chance for a spotty shower hangs on.  

Post-Game

Temperatures will continue to fall as we leave the stadium. 40 for that walk to the car (feeling like the low 30s), and if you're planning on grabbing some dinner, we'll drop to the mid 30s (wind chill of 30) - but we do at least get rid of the wind gusts. We'll have some breaks in the cloud cover, and that will help us to turn cold quickly through the night. By the later evening hours temps will be in the lower 30s. Staying out late? You'll be wishing those hand warmers still worked if you're stuck outside waiting for that one friend who takes forever. We're near 30 temperature-wise, but wind chills will have it feeling closer to 20! Yuck. Winds will be at around 10mph out of the WNW. They will remain at around 5-10mph for Sunday when we'll get some sun and see highs back in the low 40s - great travel weather! 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

You Only Live Twice

November 24th, 2017 at 10:06 PM ^

We're lucky to have you, and we so appreciate the intelligence and accuracy of your reports.  I can't even begin to plan what to wear the next day without reading the Mgoweather.

Tomorrow involves hand warmers/toe warmers and maybe a blanket.  

I can't count how many games I've left the stadium with intense pain/stinging in the extremeties... only to walk it off.  Builds character.

Thanks again and,

GO BLUE!!  BEAT OSU!!