Super Bowl Extreme Weather
The Big Game is on Sunday--with the kick off at 530pm! And personally I think the NFL is crazy to have the game in a an outside setting in a cold climate. The temp may peak around 40 on Sunday afternoon, but by game time could be down to the 30's or lower as the game is being played. I found a little history of extreme weather when it comes to the Super Bowl.
The Wettest – The Super Bowl back 7 years ago in 2007--it was played at Dolphin Stadium in Miami, between Indianapolis and Chicago. Almost an inch of rain fell and winds gusted to 20 miles per hour. It was so sloppy, there were eight turnovers, including five lost fumbles.
Coldest Super Bowl – In 1972, the Dallas beat Miami down yonder in New Orleans on a day when the temperature reached a high of 42. The coldest Super Bowl Sunday for an indoor game was in 1982 in Pontiac, Michigan, where the outside temperature only reached 16 degrees.
Some other Super Bowl weather events:
1.1 inches of snow fell on February 5, 2006, in Detroit, Michigan. The game was indoors. That's the game that Pittsburgh beat Seattle 21-10.
An ice storm affected Atlanta, Georgia for the big game in 2000.
In 2011, fans attending the Super Bowl in Dallas had to deal with 3.7 inches of snow that accumulated during the week before the game, as well as freezing temperatures and icy roads. (Weather.com)