Game Day Weather

Submitted by mgoweather on November 18th, 2011 at 8:50 PM
You're going to think I just copy & paste the forecast each week- we've got another breezy Saturday on tap! Dress in layers for a chilly morning and milder conditions later. Warm air streams in behind a warm front giving us above normal high temps, around 50 degrees, and lows only in the 40s if you're out late celebrating the win! Not a lot of moisture coming in right now with this southerly wind, so we'll be dry for the game. Clouds increase throughout the day but we won't see the showers from the approaching cold front until later afternoon/evening.

Tailgating

Mostly sunny skies and there's a chill in the air- put the mittens on to hold that cold beer! Sitting in the mid and upper 30s until 10am, but thanks to the wind it will feel like the upper 20s and low 30s until then. Winds are out of the southwest between 10-15mph (leaves blowing about), with gusts really starting to pick up around 9am, reaching up to 22mph (small branches move).

Kickoff

Warming up to 45 degrees (wind chill 40 degrees) with partly sunny skies to start this great game! That SW wind is at a steady 17-18mph (small trees sway), with gusts possible up to 26mph (you can hear the wind "whistling", empty plastic garbage cans tip over).

Halftime

We'll hit the high of the day at halftime, a balmy 49 degrees. Although the actual temperature is near 50, keep in mind the wind chill will keep it feeling like 44 degrees. The wind's still 17-18mph and gusts are still possible up to 24mph. Mostly cloudy skies for the time being, but you'll notice the cloud cover continually increasing.

Post-Game

A SW wind at 15mph and cloudy skies by the end of the game. It turns into a pretty cloudy afternoon/evening with a chance of showers coming in around dinner-time and lingering into Sunday. The wind stays up around 17mph with gusts in the low 20s - it'll calm down Sunday afternoon. With warm air streaming in and the clouds acting like a blanket, temps remain high also, staying at 48 degrees through last call, although wind chills will have you feeling a cool 40 degrees.

Let's Go Blue!

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!!

Comments

mgoweather

November 20th, 2011 at 1:33 AM ^

Thanks Don! It's interesting because parts of Ann Arbor reported broken and/or scattered clouds until 4pm, while another weather station reported overcast. Apparently the Big House was nearest to the overcast location! Hopefully seeing a little less sun but having the wind and temperature forecasts accurate was still a little helpful to you.