The folks at arrowheadpride.com are telling fans that if they thought last Saturday’s game was cold, “you ain’t seen nothing yet.”
The site quotes a tweet from ESPN insider Adam Schefter saying the National Weather Service is predicting temperatures at games tome at 5:40 p.m. this Sunday, January 20.
National Weather Service is projecting an arctic blast to settle over Kansas City for Sunday’s AFC Championship Game vs Patriots, reports the @AP_NFL . Temperatures at kickoff could range from 10 degrees to well below zero, making it the coldest game in Arrowhead Stadium history.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 14, 2019
The website reports its own historical research that pinpoints two games at Arrowhead: 2016 against the Titans and 1983 against the Broncos as the coldest when temperatures were 1 degree above zero.
Official temperature at kickoff: 1 degree. Tied with Dec. 18, 1983 season finale against Denver for coldest game in Arrowhead history.— Matt Derrick (@mattderrick) December 18, 2016
If the temperature winds up being “well below zero,” as Schefter described above, it would indeed be the coldest game in the stadium’s history. However, officials at the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill, Mo. aren’t quite ready to predict that record. A meteorologist there told KSNT News temperatures will be between 10 and zero degrees Sunday.
“It’s going to be cold, period,” said Chris Bowman at NWS in Pleasant Hill.