This will be the first Super Bowl where the people in attendance will be jealous of the folks watching on TV.
According to a story via ESPN, the Farmers’ Almanac has predicted that the first outdoor Super Bowl in years, may be played in the midst of a winter storm.
The 197-year-old publication that hits newsstands Monday predicts a winter storm will hit the Northeast around the time the Super Bowl is played at MetLife Stadium in the Meadowlands in New Jersey. It also predicts a colder-than-normal winter for two-thirds of the country and heavy snowfall in the Midwest, Great Lakes and New England.
“We’re using a very strong four-letter word to describe this winter, which is C-O-L-D. It’s going to be very cold,” said Sandi Duncan, managing editor.
Modern scientists don’t put much stock in sunspots or tidal action, but the almanac says its forecasts used by readers to plan weddings and plant gardens are correct about 80 percent of the time.
Last year, the forecast called for cold weather for the eastern and central U.S. with milder temperatures west of the Great Lakes. It started just the opposite but ended up that way.
The Almanac’s prognosticator Caleb Weatherbee, says that his predictions for two of the biggest storms last winter, were off by only a few days, so take that for whatever it’s worth.
This is exactly why people were scratching their heads when MetLife Stadium was chosen as the site for this year’s Super Bowl. Now the biggest game of the year is in danger of being compromised by mother nature.