Holiday Travel and Football Update

The Thanksgiving weekend is only part over. Tony has your B & B, Blue and Brrr forecast in prose form.

Weekend Wows over Woes

The long holiday weekend will be coming to an uneventful end weather-wise, good news for most travelers and football fans.

Saturday’s weather will demand some hot soup on your tailgate menu outside Edwards Stadium where the Herd will play its 2010 finale against the Tulane Green Wave. I expect 9 AM tailgate set-up temperatures to hover near 32, a “freezing” affair for early risers.

Since the late November sun is a wimp, only minimal warming will grace our presence on Saturday. Toss in a scattered to broken deck of fair weather cumulus clouds that will be parading across the sky and you have the makings for a cold day inside “the Joan”, especially on the shaded side of the stadium.

Same forecast holds for the noon kickoff at Ohio Stadium on the Olentangy River where the Buckeyes “don’t give a damn for the whole state of Michigan”. Air temperatures will be in the 30s at the “Shoe” for the 100 thousand Scarlet and Grey clad OSU fans.

In Charleston, it a classic school boy semi-final clash as the Brooke Bruins, AAA powerhouse of the 90s, travel to venerable Laidley Field to challenge 2 time defending AAA champion South Charleston. Chilly winds will sweep across Laidley as the Black Eagles try to put last week’s controversy behind them.

Air travelers can relish in the notion that except for a rain and snowfall in the far west (Northern Cal to the Pac Northwest to the Wasatch of Utah to the Rockies of Western Colorado), the weather will not present any time consuming hazards thru Sunday.

Here’s a link to the FAA’s flight delay map across the land. It shows which airports are experiencing real time delays.

So far this Thanksgiving week delays have been mainly short and manageable!

One final note, if you are flying on Monday the next storm will send a stripe of rain into the Mississippi Valley. That might mean some late day delays from Memphis to Chicago and into Indy, Cincy and Detroit at night.

That delay risk would increase in many eastern cities along and east of the Appalachian Mountains on Tuesday.
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