The last NFL title game played in the snow was the 1948 NFL Championship between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Chicago Cardinals, and there's a good chance that this year's Super Bowl to be held at MetLife Stadium in the Meadowlands in New Jersey will be marred by brutally cold temperatured and plenty of snow. This is based on the predictions of the 197-year-old Farmers' Almanac, which has been issuing weather predictions for generations.
The Farmers' Almanac, which was released on Monday, predicts a much colder than normal winter for two-thirds of the United States, along with heavy snowfall in the Midwest, Great Lakes and New England. The publication bases its forecasts on planetary positions, sunspots, and lunar cycles in a secret formula that is largely unchanged since its first publication in 1818 by David Young. It claims to be right about 80 percent of the time.
According to the Almanac, a big storm is due to hit February 1 to 3, right when the Super Bowl is about to kick off in New Jersey. The first Super Bowl to be held outdoors in a cold weather environment, and not in a covered dome stadium, could prove to be both very cold and super messy.
Sandi Duncan, the publication's managing editor, says:
"It really looks like the Super Bowl may be the Storm Bowl."