Weather predictions are usually right, 50% of the time that is. So when the farmers almanac cold Super Bowl prediction hit the news air waves, it doesn't have many people surprised.
Seriously, is this really a bold prediction?
According to a csmonitor.com report on Aug. 26, "The Farmers' Almanac is using words like "piercing cold," ''bitterly cold" and "biting cold" to describe the upcoming winter. And if its predictions are right, the first outdoor Super Bowl in years will be a messy "Storm Bowl."
"We're using a very strong four-letter word to describe this winter, which is C-O-L-D. It's going to be very cold," said Sandi Duncan, managing editor.
I personally love the Farmers Almanac, but is this really going out on a limb here? The Super Bowl is being played in New Jersey in Feb. - outdoors! Tell us something we don't know.
The FA hit newsstands Monday and it is predicting a winter storm will hit the Northeast around the time the Super Bowl is played at MetLife Stadium in the Meadowlands in New Jersey.
Reports also indicate that a colder-than-normal winter for two-thirds of the country is in store and heavy snowfall in the Midwest, Great Lakes and New England is a strong possibility.
Coming off a less-than stellar summer, that's not great news.
As long as the Farmer's Almanac is as accurate as Punxsutawney Phil, I think things will be just fine.
Anyone remember Groundhog Day 2012 and Punxsutawney Phil's early spring/summer prediction. We all know Phil got things wrong. As a matter of fact poor Punxsutawney Phil was getting so much grief he received an 'Indictment' over his inaccurate prediction. Poor guy.
NFL fans who live in the mid-west and Northeast already know what it will be like on Super Bowl Sunday. Partly to mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of snow with highs in the mid 20's - and they will be ready for it!
Super Bowl XLVIII takes place on Feb. 2, 2014.