With the Polar Vortex sweeping the east coast, Super Bowl Sunday in New York was under severe weather watch as some early forecasts predicted heavy snowfall for the game. With the Sunday forecast looking grim, there were even talks about moving the game from Sunday to Saturday due to better weather conditions. The good news is that the early forecasts were wrong; it looks like this weekend will actually be one of the nicer ones the northeast has seen in a while!
Temperatures are expected to be in the 40’s for most of the day, this is a warm welcome from the 10-20 degree weather that the northeast has been experiencing in the last few weeks. The National Weather Station in Upton NY is predicting the temperature at kickoff to be 40 degrees then fall to 29-30 degrees throughout the game as it gets later. Will this be the coldest Super Bowl? If it stays at 40 degrees, then no but it will be close! The coldest temperature to date is 39 degrees in Super Bowl VI in 1972 in New Orleans. Out of the 20 Super Bowl games played outdoors, 65% of them have had weather in the 60’s so this weekend will be ‘cold’ as far as Super Bowl games go however with two cold weather teams playing it shouldn’t affect the players too much! Best of luck to Denver and Seattle!