Weather vs Nebraska

WriterGoph

Active member
Looks like its supposed to be mid 30's at kickoff, but will feel colder with the wind. Chances for precipitation for Sat evening seem to have gone down a bit. Let's hope it continues
 

MnplsGopher

Active member
It's early October for cripes sake. It's not supposed to be snowing and freezing yet!
True, but we're on a pretty steep descent for the avg temps. By the end of the month, it is supposed to be close to freezing on the lows. That's only a couple weeks difference.

 

Schnauzer

Pretty Sure You are Wrong
These hourly forecasts are a crap shoot and usually don't get very accurate until the day targeted time frame arrives. However, in looking at my usual weather source it does look like the chance of precipitation has been dropping. Most of the day the chance of rain or snow is below 40%. I would say at this point that it won't be surprising to see a rain drop or a snowflake drifting in the wind throughout the day and game but given the updated forecast I don't think anyone is going to get wet. An occasional mist or at worst sprinkle with perhaps just enough snow for everyone to day "that is the first time I have seen snow this year" and perhaps make an interesting visual for TV coverage - but not a steady rain, nobody gets wet, and no snow accumulates.

The temps on the other hand haven't budged in the long range forecast and the closer Saturday gets, the more it appears to be a chilly day/night with temps in the mid thirties. The other thing that is looking more and more like it is going to be a weather factor is the wind. A dreary, windy, cloudy, generally miserably cold fall day but warm enough to enjoy a long tailgate and game if people dress accordingly.

https://www.wunderground.com/hourly/us/mn/minneapolis/44.98,-93.27/date/2019-10-12
 

MennoSota

Active member
These hourly forecasts are a crap shoot and usually don't get very accurate until the day targeted time frame arrives. However, in looking at my usual weather source it does look like the chance of precipitation has been dropping. Most of the day the chance of rain or snow is below 40%. I would say at this point that it won't be surprising to see a rain drop or a snowflake drifting in the wind throughout the day and game but given the updated forecast I don't think anyone is going to get wet. An occasional mist or at worst sprinkle with perhaps just enough snow for everyone to day "that is the first time I have seen snow this year" and perhaps make an interesting visual for TV coverage - but not a steady rain, nobody gets wet, and no snow accumulates.

The temps on the other hand haven't budged in the long range forecast and the closer Saturday gets, the more it appears to be a chilly day/night with temps in the mid thirties. The other thing that is looking more and more like it is going to be a weather factor is the wind. A dreary, windy, cloudy, generally miserably cold fall day but warm enough to enjoy a long tailgate and game if people dress accordingly.

https://www.wunderground.com/hourly/us/mn/minneapolis/44.98,-93.27/date/2019-10-12
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swelna

Member
Hope Fleck has a couple of his morning practices outside, temps in the morning should be closer to what it'll be game night than how cold they can get the indoor facility.

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GopherWeatherGuy

Active member
Forecast update: Kickoff temperature will be around 37, with temps falling to around freezing by the end of the game. Snow showers are also likely during the game, with a coating - 1" of accumulation possible. A southwest wind of 10-20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 early in the game, will blow through the open end of the stadium. The wind will decrease to 10-15 mph as the night goes on.
 

Section2

Active member
Forecast update: Kickoff temperature will be around 37, with temps falling to around freezing by the end of the game. Snow showers are also likely during the game, with a coating - 1" of accumulation possible. A southwest wind of 10-20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 early in the game, will blow through the open end of the stadium. The wind will decrease to 10-15 mph as the night goes on.
Thanks GWG! 10-15 is more of a breeze than anything super uncomfortable. This actually doesn't sound so bad to me at all. A little dusting of snow is MUCH preferred to any kind of rain.
 

Ogee Oglethorpe

Over Macho Grande?
The conditions will make things really interesting for a couple of kickers that aren't exactly what anyone would call seasoned reliable veterans.

There will most likely be decisions made during the game based on the conditions; i.e going for it on 4th down when inside the opposing team's 25-40 yard line (I don't see anyone trying any FG longer than 40 yards in this one), different kickoff strategies, etc.

Kicking game will be key, and field position will be at an extreme PREMIUM. The staff that better manages the field position game will have a huge leg up in this one.
 

BilldGopher

Section 211
KSTP's Dave Dahl said at 6 it will be a "wintry mix" for the game.

Should make for a memorable night, especially with the W. ;)
 

Zeppelin Gopher

Active member
Forecast update: Kickoff temperature will be around 37, with temps falling to around freezing by the end of the game. Snow showers are also likely during the game, with a coating - 1" of accumulation possible. A southwest wind of 10-20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 early in the game, will blow through the open end of the stadium. The wind will decrease to 10-15 mph as the night goes on.
Update: the aggregate of my 3 weather apps report something similar. Its almost as if we need to wait until 48 hours out to get a mildly accurate forecast...nah that can't be it tho ��?
 

maroonfive

Active member
Love these types of games. You know who the real diehard fans are. There is no bad weather only inappropriate clothing.
 

gopherjay

Active member
new forecast: 55%chance of rain and decreasing winds by game time. I believe the rain chance is mostly west of us. Despite being cold, it will be perfect for football under the lights.
 

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