This morning I woke up saw the temperature was 37F in Baltimore and also in Denver. That seemed odd. It is rare that to see that, especially in the winter when weather patterns often leave both areas with opposite weather. It does appear as if both cities are heading in opposite directions on the thermometer. Will that be symbolic of the teams as well?
By the numbers:
Forecast High Saturday:
Denver: 19F, Chance of snow. Colder than Baltimore’s lows all winter.
Baltimore: 61F, Variable clouds. That is 20 degrees above normal.
*Purple Friday may turn into ‘purple lips and finger-tips
Denver: 5,280 Ft above sea level
Baltimore: 32 Ft above sea level
Denver has 17% less oxygen
Denver: Started 2-3, ended 13-3. *11 game win streak
Baltimore: Started 9-2, ended 10-6 *Lost 4 of 5 in December
Peyton Manning is 0-3 in games under 40F. *That was when he played in a dome
Joe Flacco is 4-4 on the road.
What will the game hold? Why would you want to hear it from a weather guy? I am just a fan, and have more bias than I do about a snowy forecast. For what it is worth, the conditions will be most fun for fans watching at home (or bars). It will not be easy, but Denver is not undefeated at home. They are beatable.
As for the opposite weather… We will get our own. The return to cold with an arctic blast aiming for the eastern US starts Wednesday. Longer range outlooks show what could be the coldest air in years to follow. There may even be some snow in between, but I will touch on that separately. I am also a guy pushing an app made with my 6 year old son called Kid Weather. We would like your support and we can add some additional clothes on our characters in time.
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