"This post is from intern Sid Abramson..."
When most people begin the "talk" about Super Bowl XLVII, it usually has to do with whether the San Francisco 49ers or the Baltimore Ravens will win. It may also have to do with the fact that the two teams head coaches are brothers, but what about when it comes to the weather?
The current forecast for New Orleans --
Tailgating: Partly Cloudy, low 60s
Kickoff: Clear, mid 50s with light wind
Although it will be pleasant football weather for Super Bowl XLVII, what about past Super Bowls when the weather didn't cooperate? Lets take a look back at the top 5 Super Bowl weather extremes.
1) Wettest --
Super Bowl XLI was in Miami, Florida in 2007 between the Indianapolis Colts and Chicago Bears. Around 1 inch of rain fell just on Super Bowl Sunday.
2) Coldest --
Super Bowl VI was held outdoors at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans, LA on January 16, 1972 between the Dallas Cowboys and Miami Dolphins. The temperature only reached 43 degrees (19 degrees below normal for January).
3) Warmest --
Super Bowl XXXVII was on January 26, 2003 in San Diego between the Oakland Raiders and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The high temperature was 82 degrees making it the warmest Super Bowl on record.
5) Wintery --
Super Bowl XXXIV went down as the most "interesting" Super Bowls in history. It was held in Atlanta, Georgia during January, 2000 between the St Louis Rams and the Tennessee Titans. During Super Bowl week, an ice storm took place in the south and slathered 1/4''-1/2'' of ice throughout the area. Despite the winter storm, Super Bowl XXXIV was a success.
Brian is working the evening shows tonight so he will have an in depth post later this afternoon covering the long term, which yet again looks interesting for the Ohio Valley. Could we see the risk for warmth/storms followed by a quick return to winter again? Time will tell! B.O.T.S!!