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Snow Predicted For Super Bowl

Snow Predicted For Super Bowl


Airdate: 01/03/2014

Winter storm Hercules blasted the Northeast with snow, strong winds and bone-chilling temperatures.   

So, how cold is it in New York City? INSIDE EDITION’s Les Trent poured water on a T-shirt to show just how fast things can freeze up. The shirt turned hard as a rock in about four-and-a-half minutes.

Just imagine what it will be like for fans attending the Super Bowl on February 2. The Super Bowl will be played at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium. It's the first time the Super Bowl will be played outdoors in the cold and many are now worried more than ever that a weather disaster could wreck America’s big game. The area around MetLife Stadium looks like a frozen tundra after the most recent Nor'easter.

Up to now, the Super Bowl has been played in warm weather or indoors and one Boston sports blogger is calling the upcoming game: "One of the most asinine decisions the NFL has ever made."

Sports marketing expert Len DeLuca disagrees, telling INSIDE EDITION, "Smart decision. The No.1 event in the world, belongs in the No.1 city in the world."

America got a taste of what the weather could be like two weeks ago when heavy snowfall caused a white out at the Philadelphia Eagles/Detroit Lions game.  

The 2014 Farmers Almanac is predicting "stormy, heavy, rain and snow" for Super Bowl Sunday.

Meteorologist Mike Woods from FOX New York told INSIDE EDITION, "There is a good chance we could see some winter precip. Maybe not as big as this one, but we could see a blizzard."

The NFL says it has a backup plan for bad weather at the Super Bowl, saying: "If it's necessary due to matters of public safety then rescheduling scenarios have to be considered."  

The Super Bowl could be rescheduled for Saturday, Monday or Tuesday.

You won't be seeing skimpy outfits this year like Beyoncé wore at last year's Super Bowl Halftime show.  This year's Halftime performer Bruno Mars said: "It's going to be cold and I just got to face it. Even if I have to build a chimney onstage, perform around a fire, I’ll do it."

ABC News Chief Health and Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser has this warning for anyone braving the extreme cold at the Super Bowl.

He said, "When you develop hypothermia, you may develop shivering, you may be confused, you may be lethargic. Those can be signs that your body temperature is not what it should be. That is a medical emergency."

Watch More of Dr. Besser's Interview

So get ready for a snow bowl at the Super Bowl.


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