Superbowl could be coldest in more than 5o years, says meteorologist

“Superbowl could be coldest in history” might have been a better headline.

This year’s Superbowl is scheduled to be held – outdoors – on February 2, at Chris Christie’s  ”I Shouldn’t Have Listened To Al Gore” Stadium, says Steven Goddard website.  (Officially, it’s the MetLife Stadium at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey.)


According to meteorologist Joe Bastardi, the time frame from Jan 22 to Feb 5 could be one of coldest periods in the last 50 years, if not longer.

Bastardi, formerly the chief long-range forecaster at Accuweather, is now chief forecaster at

Thanks to E Stephens and Jack Hydrazine for this link

13 thoughts on “Superbowl could be coldest in more than 5o years, says meteorologist”

    • “Superbowls” may be only 47 years old, but you would have a hard time convincing any NFLer that the old NFL championship game was any less a “super game.” Names be damned, the game’s still the same.

  1. I’ve read that some are expecting the “Global Warming caused” Cold Vortex to drop down again around Superbowl time. This one is suppose to be colder than the last one.

    • Well, I guess AccuWeather has sold out to the IPCC. On checking the low temps for the rest of the month, here in Houston Tex, AccuWeather is calling for temps in the low 40 degree (F) range. Now that’s a far cry from the low teens and single digits we’ve had here in the past, not to mention the 21 degrees we had here last month. 🙂

  2. One might recall a famous painting of General George Washington Crossing the River to Trenton NJ [some 50 miles to the South of MetLife Stadium].

  3. Since the Super Bowls are historically played in warm weather cities or in domes this is a very brain dead commentary by the professor of whatever he is. In fact, he is about as brain dead as the NFL for even scheduling the Super Bowl in an open stadium in the dead of winter in the Northeast. Or maybe the NFL execs actually believe that global warming is real and they thought that New Jersey would be like Miami by this time.

    Unfortunately, running this kind of commentary makes the web site lose credibility. Please vet this stuff a little better.

    • Bastardi is one of the best forecasters in the business, so I don’t understand how this commentary “makes the website lose credibility.”

  4. It was 39 degrees at kickoff in New Orleans Tulane Stadium for Superbowl IV in 1970.Accu-Weather has a warming trend for the previous two days,so that record may stand.

  5. Not significant stat because the Super Bowl has generally been played in a warm weather stadium. To encourage cities to build new stadiums though, the NFL awarded the Super Bowl to Met Life Stadium. It would not be surprising to beat the record but it means nothing. What is of concern is that the forecast for the next 10 days in NJ is colder than normal January weather. There is forecast to be only one day when it makes it above the freezing mark and it may be cold enough for there to be blocks of ice on the rivers.

  6. A lot of Super Bowls have been played in the Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA), Miami, FL and New Orleans, LA. This is the first Super Bowl ever played in the Northern United States in an outdoor stadium.

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