An Eagles-Lions game is keeping sports fans talking this week, and it’s not because of the plays on the football field or the Philly stadium. The heavy snowfall during the game because of powerful winds and snow drifts are impressive to behold from the stands, but blinding some of the players and leading to a near white-out at times, Yahoo! News reports this Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.
The Eagles-Lions game had both teams, the Detroit Lions and the Philadelphia Eagles, playing in crazy weather conditions recently, and with snowfall this heavy, it’s not untrue to call it a blizzard. In the first quarter alone, the Lions fumbled four times.
In addition to the powerful drifts within the Philly stadium during the Eagles-Lions game, an ice storm is making its way through the rest of the U.S. as well. The extreme weather, sometimes known as a late fall “cold snap,” has blown its way through many other parts of the nation this week as well. The ice storm has even caused several deaths, leading many civilians to try to counter the ice-cold temperatures and frigid roads, further made dangerous by slippery roads and widespread power outages.
According to national weather forecasters, the massive storm is setting its icy expanse toward the Mid-Atlantic region and areas like West Virginia and Virginia next. From blinding travelers to delaying transportation, the storm is likely going to be a continual headache, adds the report. Even those who haven’t been hit too hard by the laden snowfall or ice storm can at least attest to the very cold temperatures this December.
Did you catch the near white-out during the Eagles-Lions game this week? How have you been affected by the widespread snow and ice storm?