She lays in wait on Lake Superior, casting her furious eye toward Whitefish Bay. Every year, from around Oct. 12 to Dec. 20, The Witch of November will lay waste to shipping and transportation in the Great Lakes area.
The November Witch is cold air from Canada, prevented from meeting with the warm air up from the Gulf of Mexico, The result is terrifying weather that can affect not only the inland seas but, conditions ashore.
College football teams in the Great Lakes region know when the calendar turns and the days get shorter, they must prepare for a weather experience that can change the course of a game, and eventually, a season.
They must prepare themselves for the Witch of November.