Farmers’ Almanac predicts blizzard for Super Bowl XLVIII

It actually snowed two days before Super Bowl XLV in Dallas, but luckily the game was indoors at Jerry World. Credit: Getty Images
It actually snowed two days before Super Bowl XLV in Dallas, but luckily the game was indoors at Jerry World.
Credit: Getty Images

So I was checking the weather for Feb. 2, 2014, the other day and wouldn’t you guess, there’s supposed to be an awful snowstorm!

OK, so that’s a lie. Mainly because NO ONE would be checking the weather six months in advance. Why? Because weathermen can’t predict the weather six DAYS in advance, let alone half a year.

But the Farmers’ Almanac was released Monday and lo and behold, the publication loved by Abraham Lincoln (a huge football fan, by the way) is predicting a blizzard and cold weather for Super Bowl XLVIII. Held at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, it is the first Super Bowl to take place in a cold-weather city.

Unless, of course, we are digging out from three feet of snow and it has to be moved south.

“We’re using a very strong four-letter word to describe this winter, which is C-O-L-D,” managing editor Sandi Duncan told ESPN. “It’s going to be very cold.”

Wait, cold weather in New York in February? Again? That’s like 5,000 years in a row. What a horrible run of bad luck.

Anyway, the Almanac predicts the weather for the year ahead based on a “top secret mathematical and astronomical formula that relies on sunspot activity, tidal action, planetary position and many other factors.”

In other words? They’re pulling it out of their asses.

They claim to be accurate “80 to 85 percent” of the time. According to a Penn State meteorology professor, it’s complete and total crap.

But oh well, it does wonders for publicity when you predict there will be cold and snow in February in New York, I guess.

Follow Metro New York Sports Editor Mark Osborne on Twitter @MetroNYSports. He predicts will also be cold in December and January.


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