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Super Bowl Snowfall Could Mean Headache for Football Fans

Farmers’ Almanac predicts an “intense storm” will sack our area just in time for 2014 Super Bowl, but the Guv is pumped.

MetLife Stadium is the venue for Super Bowl XLVIII in February 2014. / File photo
MetLife Stadium is the venue for Super Bowl XLVIII in February 2014. / File photo

“Very white, very wet, very windy, very cold,”  is how one expert publication is predicting the weather for Northern New Jersey during Super Bowl XLVIII

 The 2014 Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium in February is likely to be get slammed by an “intense storm” and “colder than normal” temperatures, according to the Farmers’ Almanac Managing Director Sandi Duncan. 

She stopped short of calling the snowfall a blizzard, in an interview with WPIX’s Irv Gikofsky.

The NFL has typically attempted to locate the Super Bowl in warm-weather cities or venues with a retractable roof in order to mitigate weather problems. Officials in charge of building the East Rutherford stadium initially proposed the structure to have a retractable dome, but those plans were scrapped for financial reasons.

Gov. Chris Christie, co-hosting “Boomer & Carton” on CBS Radio earlier this week, said that snowplows in the Garden State were ready to go and welcomed the frigid weather.

“[A] blinding snowstorm is what I’d like,” Christie said. “I’d like a blinding snowstorm during the game. It would be amazing.”

jp1 August 28, 2013 at 01:27 PM
Football has always been played in crazy weather good or bad what is the big deal?
9DSports October 01, 2013 at 11:12 PM
Am I the only one who would want a snowy super bowl?

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