Ohio State Vs. *ichigan Game Day Weather

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Columbus (WCMH) – Since 1901 “The Game” has been played almost every other year here in Columbus.   We have had days as warm as 70°, and as low as 20° and everything in between, even rain and lots of snow!

** I only studied games that were played in Columbus for this story **

 

Saturday we are forecast to have a high of 45°, who does that give the edge to?

In history of games here in Columbus, we have had 2 occurrences of highs of 45°, and the series is tied at 1-1 on those days.

 

In the history of games played in Columbus, temperatures have been all over the place:

The earlier games were played sometimes in October, so it was possible to see warm games, like the 10/15/32 game when it was 70°.   Starting in 1934 the games were always played in November.

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It is interesting to note that Ohio State has beat that team up north at home when temperatures have been in the 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s, but never when temperatures have been in the 70s or 20s!

 

Precipitation has fallen in many forms since 1901 here in Columbus, including the incredible “Snow Bowl” in 1950:

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We have only had measurable snowfall twice, in 1950 we had 7.5″ of snowfall, much during the game.  Also, in 2012 we picked up  0.2″ of snowfall that cold day, with flurries during the game.

 

Saturday will be a fair game here with dry conditions and a bit of a breeze:

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Here is a recap of every home football game against that team up north here in Columbus:

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If you can’t read my notes… here it is below in clear print🙂  (in red is when the Buckeyes won, Green is a tie)

Year Date High Mist? Rain Flurry Snow
1901 9-Nov 63
1904 15-Oct 64
1906 20-Oct 65
1908 24-Oct 66 0.06
1910 22-Oct 52 0.02
1912 19-Oct 63
1918 30-Nov 38
1920 6-Nov 58  
1922 21-Oct 68
1924 15-Nov 45
1926 13-Nov 59
1928 20-Oct 54
1930 18-Oct 44
1932 15-Oct 70
1934 17-Nov 62
1936 21-Nov 48     Flurry  
1938 19-Nov 49 0.22
1940 23-Nov 49 0.16
1942 21-Nov 64   0.35  
1944 25-Nov 38    
1946 23-Nov 38
1948 20-Nov 51
1950 25-Nov 20 7.5
1952 22-Nov 45   0.13
1954 20-Nov 53   0.15
1956 24-Nov 31
1958 22-Nov 47        
1960 19-Nov 43        
1962 24-Nov 46  
1964 21-Nov 24 Flurry
1966 19-Nov 36
1968 23-Nov 63        
1970 21-Nov 48        
1972 25-Nov 40   0.04 Flurry  
1974 23-Nov 64 Trace
1976 20-Nov 46
1978 25-Nov 42
1980 22-Nov 46
1982 21-Nov 62   1.1    
1984 17-Nov 41    
1986 22-Nov 47
1988 19-Nov 49 0.09
1990 24-Nov 51
1992 21-Nov 59   0.42
1994 19-Nov 56
1996 23-Nov 43
1998 21-Nov 41
2000 18-Nov 32 Flurry
2002 23-Nov 41        
2004 20-Nov 59   0.05    
2006 18-Nov 50        
2008 22-Nov 30        
2010 27-Nov 36        
2012 24-Nov 33        
2014 29-Nov 54       0.02
2016 26-Nov 45        

 

If you have any questions about the weather, or weather for the games, I always love a good research question, or any others, email me: dmazza@wcmh.com

Have a fun and great weekend, Go Buckeyes!

-Dave

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