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According to weather.com, the Feb. 2 forecast for East Rutherford, N.J., calls for a high temperature of 35 degrees, a low of 25, and just a 30 percent chance of snow. Winds are expected to be at eight miles per hour. Accuweather.com calls for a high temperature of 36 and a low of 26 with the possibility of snow showers.
Weather has been a major topic of discussion in leading up to the first cold-weather Super Bowl. NFL officials have said they could change the time or day of the game in the case of a severe snowstorm but remain committed to the current kickoff time of 6:25 p.m. ET.
The league and workers at MetLife Stadium used this week’s snowstorm that dumped over a foot of snow in the New York metropolitan area as a dress rehearsal for if another storm hit during Super Bowl week. Eric Grubman, a league vice president, said at a news conference earlier in the week he was confident the game would be played if there were a severe snowstorm the day before, but offered no details of what would happen if heavy snow hit on Super Bowl Sunday.
Grubman said the league would require 24 hours to move the game time and 36 hours to switch days.
The coldest temperature for a Super Bowl was 39 degrees at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans on Jan. 16, 1972.