Penn State Football

Penn State Football White Out Game Latest Forecast

The Penn State Football annual White Out has become one of the biggest yearly events in sports. ESPN College Football analyst Kirk Herbstreit has called it the best atmosphere in college football.

But, weather threatens to ruin the atmosphere and effect of the yearly spectacle, so much so that the Penn State football program has put out early warnings for people to buy white raingear.

While weather reports differ a few days out, rain looks to be looming for Saturday night’s matchup between Penn State and Iowa.

The main spectacle surrounding the White Out is the contrast between 110,000 fans all dressed in white on the dark background of the State College night sky.

This is the reason why Penn State has chosen the past two White Out matchups between Minnesota and Iowa rather than going with higher ranked matchups versus Ohio State or Michigan.

If, as it looks extremely likely, rain does hit State College Saturday night, Penn State fans must find white or clear ponchos or raincoats to not spoil the effect of one of the greatest spectacles and traditions in college football.


As of Friday morning, the Weather Channel calls for rain during the day on Saturday with a steady 10 to 15 mile per hour wind, with rainfall potentially reaching one inch, during the day.

By kickoff, the forecast calls for a low of 54 degrees with an 80 percent change of accumulating rainfall, potentially adding another half inch to the day’s total.

Fans should certainly heed the program’s call to track down white rain gear, if heading to Beaver Stadium.


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Robert Casturo

Expertise: College Football, Penn State Football Education: Saint Vincent College, Penn State Law School Location: Washington, DC Experience: Robert Casturo has covered Penn State football for NittanyCentral since 2022. Casturo previously covered Penn State football through a social media presence (@PSU_FB_Thoughts on X) since 2019. Casturo earned his bachelor's degree from Saint Vincent College in 2015, where he was a punter for 1 season on the Saint Vincent College football team and worked in the athletic department for 2 years as a student manager. Casturo earned his JD from Penn State Law in 2018 where he was a senior editor of the Penn State Law Review.