How depressing is this, it is now time to do the forecast for the final home game of the season. Where does the time go? I remember a few years ago before we had turtledroppings when I would do the forecast for our tailgate web page. I would wait until the end of August when the Farmer’s Almanac would do the two month outlook and start predicting the game day weather for each September game. That was how excited I was for College Football.
Don’t get me wrong I’m still excited, but I miss the time when Football came so slow, now the world seems to pass in by in an instant. I don’t know if it is getting older or having kids, but man does time fly. Now the season sneaks up on me, that’s the good news, but it also flashes by, that is the not so good news. As our 2012 season comes to a merciful end (really, now Wes Brown is done for the year too?), I can’t help but wonder if our new turf should be called under armor, or under taker! (Come for the weather, stay for the D- comedy!).
On that note, let’s get on with the forecast. This is the last game of the year, so statistically speaking, there is a good chance this will also be our coldest. Well the bad news is that the temperatures will be cooler than normal, but overall not that bad. The average high for November 17th in College Park is 56 F, the average low is 36 F. Our forecast high is 54 F and our forecast low is 34 F. Both 2 degrees below normal. Not bad. The extremes of the day are a high of 74 F set in 1963, and a low of 21 F set in 1976. Both of those are safe and sound.
But perhaps the best news of all is that the winds should be somewhat calm. In the year of the wind (why isn’t it ever the year of the win!), the forecast for Saturday is for only 5 mph breezes with a gust to maybe 7 mph. Of course when you tailgate in lot 1, you have to add another 5-10 mph on to that, but still, the wind forecast is somewhat encouraging.
The moon will be a waxing crescent with 20% illumination. It will rise at 10:36 am, and set at 8:59 pm. I will be around for the entire massac…I mean game.
So there you have it, the forecast for the final home game of the season. 2012 will forever be known as the year of the injuries but that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun one last time in Lot 1 in College Park. Hope to see you there, otherwise, see you in 9 months…ugh!