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This Sunday’s NFL Game in Green Bay: Coldest Ever?
-Climate Depot ^ | January 3, 2014 | By: Marc Morano

Posted on 01/03/2014 9:20:51 AM PST by US Navy Vet

Via Climatologist Dr. Roy Spencer: This Sunday’s NFL Game in Green Bay: Coldest Ever? http://www.drroyspencer.com/2014/01/this-sundays-nfl-game-in-green-bay-coldest-ever/ The latest GFSx MOS temperature forecast is now -8 deg. F for game time in Green Bay on Sunday evening for the playoff game between the Packers and the 49ers. This is getting awfully close to the record coldest NFL game temperature of -13 deg. F, set Dec. 31, 1967 at Lambeau Field during “The Ice Bowl”, the NFL Championship game between the Packers and Dallas Cowboys. The 2nd coldest game was Jan. 10, 1982 at Riverfront Stadium during the AFC Championship game between Cincinnati Bengals and San Diego Chargers, at -9 deg. F, so Sundays game might take the #2 spot. The top 10 coldest NFL games are listed here. Makes my hands hurt just thinking about it. Related Links: December 31 Global Sea Ice Area (Both Arctic & Antarctic Ice Combined) Was The Largest Ever Recorded For The Date ‘Planet Earth currently has the most sea ice ever measured this time of year’ Clitantic scientists trapped in Antarctic ice claim expanding sea ice caused by ‘global warming’ — But data and studies refute claims – Global warming scientists faced with absurd reality: ’Scientists Trapped In Record Antarctic Sea Ice Announce That It Is Disappearing‘ (Via Real Science)

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TOPICS: Sports; Weather
KEYWORDS: climatechange; globalcooling; globalwarming; greenbay; packers
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1 posted on 01/03/2014 9:20:51 AM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet

I was at a game, ‘67 I believe, where it was -13F. We had seats in a corner of the oval about 2/3rds of the way to the top. When the crowd cheered we could not see the field due to the rising water vapor. (No, this wasn’t the “Ice Bowl”)


2 posted on 01/03/2014 9:23:42 AM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: US Navy Vet

is the cold weather due to global warming? Where’s Al Gore???


3 posted on 01/03/2014 9:26:21 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: US Navy Vet

There are four kinds of tundra: Arctic tundra, Alpine tundra, Antarctic tundra and Lambeau Field.


4 posted on 01/03/2014 9:26:52 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Even if the temperature is lower on Sunday, the ice bowl was windier AND the wiring to warm the field failed in 1967.


5 posted on 01/03/2014 9:27:50 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (Five years, my brain hurts a lot.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Haha


6 posted on 01/03/2014 9:27:58 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: US Navy Vet
Meanwhile in Cincinnati it will start around freezing and drop rapidly with snow. SD better score early because it will be Bengal weather by the second half.
7 posted on 01/03/2014 9:30:17 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Everyone get online for Obamacare on 10/1. Overload the system and crash it hard!)
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To: US Navy Vet

There is no way I would sit in the stands for that one. I’m a fan, not a (damned) fool. I once sat in 100 degree heat at Fenway. Never again, I’m not bring paid millions of dollars to be there.


8 posted on 01/03/2014 9:33:41 AM PST by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: Dr. Sivana
This will likely be a colder game than the 1967 one because of the millions of people who will be home watching on TV.

Think about it, millions of people who would normally be outdoors will be indoors watching the game. That means a lot less body heat to warm the outside. Thus the temperature will drop further. Back in 1967, we didn't have quite so many people watching on TV. Many people were out hunting, ice-fishing, chopping firewood and things like that.

9 posted on 01/03/2014 9:36:24 AM PST by SamAdams76
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To: US Navy Vet

10 posted on 01/03/2014 9:37:04 AM PST by Signalman
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To: US Navy Vet
The 2nd coldest game was Jan. 10, 1982 at Riverfront Stadium during the AFC Championship game between Cincinnati Bengals and San Diego Chargers, at -9 deg. F,

That game had sustained winds at 27 mph giving it a -38 degree wind chill.

11 posted on 01/03/2014 9:37:11 AM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: US Navy Vet

This winter is the obamacare of climate change. Eventually we had to stop talking about obamacare and experience it. This winter we are experiencing “climate change”.


12 posted on 01/03/2014 9:39:02 AM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: US Navy Vet

Per talk this morning, the worst case comes in as third coldest.


13 posted on 01/03/2014 9:39:13 AM PST by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: US Navy Vet

< P > and < br > are our friends.


14 posted on 01/03/2014 9:41:45 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations: The acronym defines the science.)
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To: US Navy Vet

The coldest Super Bowl, weather-wise, was played in New Orleans, LA at a gametime temperature of 39F.


15 posted on 01/03/2014 9:43:34 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations: The acronym defines the science.)
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To: US Navy Vet

for later


16 posted on 01/03/2014 9:49:56 AM PST by Doctor 2Brains
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To: US Navy Vet
It's nuts that an 8-7-1 team gets a home playoff game against a 12-4 team. But if the 49ers lose this one, the weather will be no excuse. It'll be because they weren't able to get pressure on Rodgers and he was given time to exploit their limping secondary. The 49ers defense is vulnerable - they don't substitute much and they wear down late in the season. They gave up some huge numbers in December and January last year (and made Joe Flacco rich). And they've been getting shredded the last few weeks, following last year's pattern.

But the cold will punish both teams equally, it's not like the Packers field a team of Eskimos - the players on both teams are mostly from Texas or California. And there's precedent for a 49ers win - while it happened before most of the current players were born, the last time the 49ers ventured into the Midwest in blistering cold for a playoff game they demolished Ditka's Bears 28-3 en route to their 3rd Super Bowl win.
18 posted on 01/03/2014 9:51:35 AM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: US Navy Vet

puh-leeze...

This storm is down to 0 and it is freakign people out?

I remember a -14 day when I was a kid and we went outside ON PURPOSE to see what it was like and play in it. Even boiled some water and threw it in the air to see what happens (instant snow) - very different than room temp water too

People are wimps these days


19 posted on 01/03/2014 10:00:37 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: gorush

I watched the ice bowl on TV. I was warm.


20 posted on 01/03/2014 10:13:09 AM PST by Daveinyork (IER)
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To: Signalman

The earth has a fever.


21 posted on 01/03/2014 10:21:41 AM PST by windcliff
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To: Signalman
“2013 Likely To Be One Of The Hottest Years Ever As Warming Trend Continues”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/13/hottest-year-ever_n_4265189.html

2013 On Track to Be One of the Hottest Years Ever”

http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/2013-track-be-one-hottest-years-ever

“2014. Britain’s Met Office projects 2014 temperature likely to be 0.3 degrees Celsius warmer than 2004.”

http://www.global-warming-forecasts.com/climate-change-temperatures.php

“HEY! WE'RE STUCK IN HOTTEST ICE EVER!
Could you tow us out of the ice (that proves that it's very hot)? Perhaps “millions of degrees” as Algore, the vicar of Tommy Flannagan on this Earth, declares.

Give the government all your money and freedoms and we will trade it for reports on how we lowered the Earth's temperature by .0000073251 degrees on Tuesday June 6, 2166 at 6:02 PM.”

22 posted on 01/03/2014 10:27:49 AM PST by PATRIOT1876
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To: AnotherUnixGeek
It's nuts that an 8-7-1 team gets a home playoff game against a 12-4 team.

Then the 12-4 team should have won its division. And I'll be pulling hard for the Niners.

23 posted on 01/03/2014 10:30:49 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: muir_redwoods

Agreed - we once sat through a high school football game in low 20’s temps - it went to SEVEN overtimes! We had thought ahead to bring a blanket to sit on (metal bleachers) and to cover up with but still that wasn’t enough - I was silently begging EITHER team to quit! lol


24 posted on 01/03/2014 10:38:53 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Makes no difference if they are playing at home, no one is giving the Packers a chance. You know sorta like no one giving Central Florida a chance when they played Baylor and Oklahoma a chance yesterday when they played Alabama. Both underdogs won the game. Packers in a close one.


25 posted on 01/03/2014 11:07:38 AM PST by NKP_Vet ("Rather than love, than money, than fame, then give truth" ~ Henry David Thoreau)
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To: NKP_Vet

Any game at Lambeau means the visitors must also defeat the officials. I can see the Packers winning too.


26 posted on 01/03/2014 11:11:19 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

I remember that; it was Super Bowl IX; Steelers 16, Vikings 6. They played in old Tulane Stadium because the Super Dome was supposed to be completed in time, but it was not.

It is widely regarded as the worst Super Bowl played. And will be until we have a blizzard wipe out the Super Bowl this year.


27 posted on 01/03/2014 11:21:44 AM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: henkster

Popularized in Minnesota as “One For The Thumb”, a 5th second-place ring.

Francis Tarkenton is still one of the greatest “scrambling” QBs in NFL history. He just could not win the big-show.


28 posted on 01/03/2014 11:26:20 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations: The acronym defines the science.)
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