Super Bowl Forecast… the Weather, not the Game

The Super Bowl this year will be held at the Metlife Stadium in E. Rutherford, New Jersey, making it the only Super Bowl to be held at an outdoor stadium in a cold-weather city. Due to its location in a cold northern U.S. climate (and no protection from a stadium dome), the weather has been a major source of discussion this week. Sorry to burst people’s bubble, but it looks like the weather at Sunday’s big game is going to be average for early February.

Credit: gargudojr via Wikimedia Commons

Credit: gargudojr via Wikimedia Commons

Sunday’s kickoff temperature will be around 40 degrees, dropping into the mid-30s by the time the winning team is awarded the Lombardi Trophy. Skies will be cloudy with a north wind producing wind chills in the upper 20s to low 30s.

Credit: ajay_suresh via Flickr

Credit: ajay_suresh via Flickr

The average high temperature in northern New Jersey for February 2 is just shy of 40 degrees while the low temperature averages 24 degrees. Since weather records began in 1929, there has been a whopping 64-degree spread between the highest and lowest temperature ever recorded in northern New Jersey on the day of the Super Bowl.

Credit: Jeffrey Beall via Flickr

Credit: Jeffrey Beall via Flickr

Players could face temperatures as cold as minus-2 degrees, the record low for February 2, or enjoy the climate of a southern city on the off-chance the temperature reaches the record high for the day of 62 degrees set in 1973!

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Credit: vincent.limshowchen via Flickr

Early February can bring northern New Jersey wintry precipitation but not necessarily crippling snow. Historically, the chance of seeing at least one-hundredth of an inch of precipitation on February 2 is 39 percent. Click here for the latest Super Bowl weather forecast from WeatherBug!

 

Stay warm & safe! Know Before™.

The WeatherBug – Earth Networks Team

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