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Super Bowl forecast: snow

Cowboys Stadium was covered with snow Friday
Cowboys Stadium was covered with snow Friday

Alexandra Pope, staff writer

February 6, 2011 — Forecast for Super Bowl: snow.

Football's biggest day dawned foggy and frosty in north Texas Sunday, and the forecast for Super Bowl XLV is for snow.

The temperature will drop steadily from a high of 5°C throughout the game, and rain showers are expected to begin later in the evening, says Rob Davis, a meteorologist at The Weather Network. By the time the post-game celebrations begin, “it will drop below 0 and the rain will be changing to snow,” he says.

The weather has already been the big story about this year's Super Bowl. A massive storm that hit a third of the U.S. population midweek dumped heavy snow on Dallas, including the retractable roof of Cowboys Stadium. Six people were injured when ice and snow suddenly sloughed off the roof on Friday.

A slight warmup of temperatures on Saturday created more problems as a nearby hotel hosting media was flooded by melting snow.

Snow-clogged highways and flight delays have also created problems for fans who have paid thousands of dollars to watch the game live.

Snow is in the forecast for many fans catching the game at home as well.

An intense low is currently sweeping through Atlantic Canada, and heavy snow is expected to hit southern Alberta Sunday afternoon.

With files from the Daily Mail UK.

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