60 MPH Winds and Possible Tornado Tonight

Submitted by xtramelanin on October 7th, 2017 at 5:48 PM


The NOAA website has issued a pretty significant advisory for you folks down there in AA for the game:

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of southeast

.DAY ONE...Tonight

There is a chance of thunderstorms early tonight. The potential
exists for these storms to produce damaging wind gusts in excess of
60 mph. There is also the potential for an isolated tornado. These
storms are most likely between 9 pm and Midnight. Storm motion will
be to the east-northeast at 45 to 50 mph.

Outside of any storms, strengthening southwest winds will gust
between 30 and 40 mph early tonight and then increase to around 45
mph after midnight. A wind advisory is in effect for all of
Southeast Lower Michigan from midnight to 6 a.m. Sunday morning.

Be Safe and Go Blue, big storm a comin'

Currently at the Central Great Lakes sector




October 7th, 2017 at 6:06 PM ^

what happens if it's a close game and weather forces the game to be delayed for several hours? Do they resume play at 1am? Scrap the outcome and pretend like it never happened? Call the score to that point the final score?

Gentleman Squirrels

October 7th, 2017 at 6:16 PM ^

Resume play whenever weather is good. Maybe late at night, but I'm assuming at some point they'll call it a draw b/c of weather. If it's late enough and the game is well under control by one team they'll call it in favor of that team probably as they did in Hoke's first game against Western Michigan

Amaizin' Blue

October 7th, 2017 at 6:15 PM ^

Scrap that... tried to reply to a post below. Never log in on my PC - usually on the "unofficial" i-phone app.

No whichever team has more rushing yards when they call the game is declared the winner, irregardless of the score.


October 7th, 2017 at 6:14 PM ^

I am liking our defense over their defense even in rain. I like our offense over their offense even in rain. JOK is going to outrush their QB. JOK will be new Kap

Amaizin' Blue

October 7th, 2017 at 6:18 PM ^

Is this storm someway of telling us that we shouldn't play night games in Ann Arbor. At least night games against MAC? Is there a "higher authority" at work here?

Seriously, hope it doesn't get too bad for fans/players/workers and we can play a competitive game not impacted too badly be severe weather. That said, at least we're not dealing with such winds in that "trash tornado" in EL.


October 7th, 2017 at 6:56 PM ^

It's a pretty well-defined line though, which makes me wonder if the winds will be...well...entertaining ahead of the precipitation. I haven't heard from anyone who has already experienced it, but the gust front might be interesting. I imagine that we're probably not going to see either team at their offensive best once the rain starts.


October 7th, 2017 at 6:34 PM ^

I'm in New Orleans waiting for Nate, getting ready to watch a football game to be played in a tornado. Good times. Go Blue!