TOLEDO, OH (13abc Action News) – Mostly calm weather is expected for the Ohio State and Michigan football game this year. There is a small chance for some passing sprinkles during tailgate hours Saturday morning. A cold front will sweep through southern Michigan by early afternoon. That will shift the winds out of the northwest at about 10 to 20 mph. Clouds should linger through most of the game, but temperatures will drop from the middle 40s at kick off to the low 40s by the end of the game.
While the weather conditions haven't added much to the drama packed games in recent years, the 1950 game still stands as the wildest in terms of weather. The game was called the "Snow Bowl", and some called it the "Blizzard Bowl". The game was in Columbus when a powerful winter storm brought 7.5" of snow. Wind gusts were around 35 mph with visibility around a quarter of a mile. The Blizzard conditions also came with low temperatures. The actual air temperature was in the low teens, and the wind chill was below zero. As you can imagine, both teams found it extremely difficult to move the ball. Michigan ended up beating Ohio State 9 to 3.