What Traveling Alabama Fans Need to Know About Indianapolis Weather
If you are headed to the National Championship game in Indianapolis to cheer on the Alabama Crimson Tide make sure you are prepared for the weather conditions. Those traveling to Indy for a long weekend or just for the game should know about the temperatures in advance.
Another factor to consider while in Indy is the wind chill. This is the feeling of the temperature when outside. To determine the actual wind chill you take the actual temperature and the wind speed. Click here to check out the National Weather Service’s wind chill calculator.
Indy Weather Outlook
Here are the weather conditions and outlook according to the National Weather Service in Indianapolis.
You can expect sunny skies with a high near 21 with wind chill values as low as -5. Friday night will be mostly clear with a low around 15.
Mostly sunny with a high near 40 and there is a 20% chance of rain after 4 pm. Also, you can expect wind gusts up to 23 mph. That evening the low will be around 36 with a 90% chance of rain.
There will be a high near 41 with mostly cloudy skies and a 30% chance of rain. Sunday evening will transition into mostly clear skies with a low near 12.
Monday – National Championship Game
The high will be near 24 with mostly sunny skies. Monday night the low is projected at 11 degrees with mostly clear skies.
The high will be near 31 with sunny skies. The low Tuesday night will be close to 24 with mostly clear skies.
We encourage traveling Alabama fans to check the forecast often as temperatures and wind chill factors can change over time.
Lucas Oil Stadium
Great advice for attending the game at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis is to dress in layers. The championship game is slated with a kick-off at 7 pm central, so you will need to take on weather temperatures before and after the game. The Lucas Oil Stadium website even said that “Indianapolis will be the first cold-weather city to host this prestigious event.” They are expecting over “100,000 guests” to enjoy their downtown extravaganza.
Lucas Oil Stadium noted that their ticket office opens (local time) at 9:00 am, Gates open at 5:00 pm, and kick-off is at 8:00 pm. Please remember that Indy is in the Eastern Time Zone.
The Lucas Oil Stadium lets us know that it is a “state-of-the-art, 67,000-seat, retractable roof, multi-purpose stadium featuring spectacular views of the Indianapolis skyline.” Click here to follow them on Twitter.
How to Dress in Layers
#1 – Base Layer
The goal is moisture control and warmth.
#2 – Mid Layer
This layer gives you insulation and protection.
#3 – Outer Layer
To keep yourself protected this is the weather protection layer. Also, don’t forget your hat, gloves, scarf, and even ear muffs if necessary.
Dressing in layers allows you to be prepared for outside temperature and then have the ability to relax as layers come off while indoors.
Be safe in your travels in Indy, pack winter clothes, dress in layers, and of course cheer on the Crimson Tide to a victory.
(Source) Click here for more from the National Weather Service in Indianapolis. Click here for more about Lucas Oil Stadium.