Super Bowl Sunday forecast and in-game weather history

Super Bowl Sunday forecast and in-game weather history

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  • Super Bowl LVIl will be played indoors at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Sunday.
  • The next Super Bowl will be held outdoors about two years from now in California.
  • Weather has been a factor in past Super Bowls and/or pre-game celebrations.

Super Bowl LVIII will be played indoors in Las Vegas this Sunday, and while that will prevent any weather factors from affecting the matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs, past history shows other years haven’t been so lucky.

The weather forecast for Las Vegas calls for drier weather, but temperatures remain cool. It’s been a cold and humid start to the week, but weather conditions will become drier over the coming days and into Super Bowl weekend itself, which should feature plenty of sunshine. Highs will generally be in the lower to middle 50s through Sunday, which is on the cooler side of the average high in the lower 60s for this time of year.

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The next Super Bowl will likely have a weather factor in about two years. Super Bowl LX will be played outdoors at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, on February 8, 2026. Considering that this is California’s rainy season, weather conditions will be a potential story worth watching.

With the weather in mind, here’s a look at the most extreme Super Bowls, starting with the hottest.

Southern California is home to the three warmest Super Bowls in history. The warmest game was Super Bowl VII on January 14, 1973, in Los Angeles, where the Pro Football Hall of Fame listed a kickoff temperature of 84 degrees for a game that saw the Miami Dolphins beat the Washington Redskins (now known as the Chiefs). , 14-7, capping the only undefeated season (including playoffs) in NFL history.

The 2022 game was also held in the Los Angeles metro area and was nearly as warm.

Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium, which bills itself as “the first indoor-outdoor stadium ever built,” had a kickoff temperature of 82 degrees. That tied Super Bowl XXXVII on January 26, 2003 in San Diego as the second hottest.

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South Florida was home to its wettest Super Bowl in 17 years. Of the 11 Super Bowls played in Miami, the February 4, 2007 game between the Indianapolis Colts and Chicago Bears was the most affected by the weather. Nearly an inch of rain fell on Super Bowl Sunday, with wind gusts up to 20 mph.

There were eight turnovers, including five missed passes, which is what you might expect from a game played in the rain.

Miami averages only seven days in February with rain, as the month falls squarely into Florida’s dry season. However, the moisture sweeping through the stationary front over the Florida Strait was enough to soak up the Super Bowl.

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning and head coach Tony Dungy will certainly never forget hoisting the Lombardi Trophy in the rain in South Florida.

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Quarterback Peyton Manning of the Indianapolis Colts lines up with teammates in the rain in Super Bowl XLI against the Chicago Bears on February 4, 2007, at Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.

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It was the coldest game in the Deep South in more than 50 years. Construction of the Louisiana Superdome had just begun in August 1971.

As a result, Super Bowl VI was held outdoors at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans on January 16, 1972. The high temperature that day reached only 43 degrees, well below the average January high temperature of 62 degrees . The Dallas Cowboys defeated the Miami Dolphins. , 24-3.

The last outdoor Super Bowl to have sweater-friendly temperatures was on February 3, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The high temperature of the day reached 55 degrees, and the kickoff temperature was 49 degrees, according to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. That’s somewhat comforting for the New York City metro area this time of year, especially since 8 inches of snow fell near the stadium the next day.

The coldest Sunday for an indoor Super Bowl was on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis. Although the temperature was pleasant inside U.S. Bank Stadium for Super Bowl LII, which saw the Philadelphia Eagles beat the New England Patriots, the highest temperature of the day outside the stadium only reached single digits.

Wind has been a factor in many Super Bowls. Super Bowl Winds that day reached 30 mph from the northeast.

Wind gusts up to 29 mph were recorded prior to kickoff of Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, California, on February 7, 2016, but conditions became calmer during the game itself.

Wind gusts up to 25 mph were recorded on the day of Super Bowl XVIII in Tampa, Florida (1984), and Super Bowl XXIII in Miami (1989).

Finally, the wettest Super Bowl mentioned earlier in this article was also among the windiest. Winds gusted up to 20 mph during a wet Super Bowl XLI in 2007.

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Terry Bradshaw was the MVP of Super Bowl XIV on January 20, 1980.

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No Super Bowl has been directly affected by winter weather. However, many indoor games have seen wintry weather outside on the day or week of the big game.

– Super Bowl XL: 1.1 inches of snow fell on February 5, 2006 in Detroit, Michigan.

– Super Bowl XVI: 0.3 inches of snow fell on January 24, 1982 in Pontiac, Michigan.

-Super Bowl XXXIV: A blizzard affected Atlanta in January 2000.

-Super Bowl XLV: Although no snow fell on the day of this 2011 game in Arlington, Texas, 3.7 inches of snow accumulated during the week prior to the game.

-Super Bowl LII: A trail of snow has officially been recorded in the Twin Cities. As many as half a million customers were without power, some for more than a week during the Atlanta ice storm of 2000. Compounding the snowfall during the week of Super Bowl Metro. Sheets of ice and snow fell from the roof of the stadium onto the arenas below, causing several injuries.

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