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Farmers' Almanac predicts C-O-L-D Super Bowl

By By The Sports Xchange
Published On: Aug 26 2013 08:21:13 AM MDT
Updated On: Aug 26 2013 04:09:47 PM MDT
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Since 1818, the Farmers' Almanac has been making weather predictions and providing free long-range weather forecasts.

This year's edition, which is available on Monday, is predicting a record-setting, bone-chilling Super Bowl XLVIII, which will take place at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

For the first time in 47 years, the game will be played outdoors in a part of the country known to experience sub-freezing temperatures in February. The coldest recorded temperature for a Super Bowl kickoff was 39 degrees in 1970 when the Kansas City Chiefs and Minnesota Vikings faced off in New Orleans.

The almanac is forecasting a big storm to hit the Northeast between Feb. 1 and Feb. 3, prompting almanac managing editor Sandi Duncan to write, "It really looks like the Super Bowl may be the Storm Bowl."

According to multiple media outlets, Duncan said that editors at the almanac "are using a very strong four-letter word to describe this winter, which is C-O-L-D. It is going to be very cold," Duncan added.