Kansas City forecast improves yet again

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So much for the single-digit deep freeze that was predicted for the AFC championship game.

From a original low of one to a revised low of 15, the projected low temperature in Kansas City for Sunday has bumped to a balmy 22.

According to Weather.com, the high for Sunday currently is expected to be 27, and the low is expected to be 22.

There’s a 10-percent chance of precipitation, and the wind will be in the range of seven miles per hour.

So weather is becoming less and less of an issue for Sunday. Which becomes more and more of a benefit for the team led by the quarterback who lacks experience in such extreme conditions.

52 responses to “Kansas City forecast improves yet again

  1. Pretty soon it will be 49 with a low of 40…..
    2019 & STILL weather forecasters are clueless when predicting weather more than 2 days in advance!!!

  2. Both the Pats & Chiefs are cold weather teams. So a frigid or mild forecast should yield no real advantage to either team.

  3. araidersfan says:
    January 17, 2019 at 8:08 am
    Both the Pats & Chiefs are cold weather teams. So a frigid or mild forecast should yield no real advantage to either team.
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    Not quite. Apart from Brady having much more experience of such games, the colder and snowier it is the more important becomes the run game – in which Pats rank 5th but Chiefs 16th. However, the difference between a dry 22F or a dry 15F isn’t going to change things much.

  4. Good.

    No excuses either way- whoever wins this game are the champions of the AFC. The up and coming Chiefs have to knock off the top dogs in the conference. It’s a formidable challenge and really the only way this could have played out. Go Pats 🙂

  5. kissbillsrings says:
    January 17, 2019 at 8:04 am
    Pretty soon it will be 49 with a low of 40…..
    2019 & STILL weather forecasters are clueless when predicting weather more than 2 days in advance!!!

    ———————

    Chaos theory makes life hard to predict.

  6. Keep hearing how the Patriots have all these decades of experience in bad weather games. How many current players have actually been on all those teams? Brady & Belichick know what to do and how to coach for it, but methinks this game is a much closer match than the buzz implies.

  7. Weather Channel has become the TMZ of meteorology. They love to scare the crap out of people and keep them glued to the TV. For example, they keep screaming about 2 feet of snow here in the northeast. Our local guys are saying 8 inches.. maybe….. They have been caught “Faking” remote reports, making it look worse than it really is. I stopped listening to anything that they report and stick with the local guys…

  8. Weathermen usually error on the pessimistic side to cover themselves. Kinda like coaches on 4th downs and 2 pt. conversions.
    In defense of the weathermen, the public don’t like to be hit by bad surprises.

  9. Dang, I was rather looking forward to one of those “Frozen Tundra” forecasts where the announcers are bundled up and freezing their butts off.

  10. Not quite. Apart from Brady having much more experience of such games, the colder and snowier it is the more important becomes the run game
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    I think not. Passing teams will have even a greater advantage in messier conditions. The run in the cold/wet is a bunch of bull.

  11. The most obvious and important part of the weather forecast is the advantage the Pats have in the run game not fumbling…… as the colts found out, when its cold the Pats footballs obey the rules of physics and lose pressure but their opponents do not

  12. “2019 & STILL weather forecasters are clueless when predicting weather more than two days out.”
    ________

    If you had paid any attention you would know that the previous forecasts were preliminary. The forecasters stated that more accuracy would be available when the weather system hit the West coast and weather balloons could used.

  13. One aspect the weather could have a larger impact on is with the fans in the stands. In single digits (originally predicted), most of them would have had their faces covered with scarfs, masks, etc. cutting down on their ability/willingness to make noise. A low in the 20s means they’ll still be bundled up, but making noise won’t be a problem.

    Also, a fun science fact: The PSI of the footballs, even at 22 degrees, will be less than when they were measured indoors prior to the game. Just wanted to put that out their in advance…

  14. If you had paid any attention you would know that the previous forecasts were preliminary. The forecasters stated that more accuracy would be available when the weather system hit the West coast and weather balloons could used.
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    Really??? Well in that case I. Could be a weatherman…. a week ago I could have said it’s going to be cold mid 20’s with the possibility of snow & a possible arctic blast settling in….. stay tuned, I’ll let you know what to really expect a couple days before the game…..
    HOW AM I DIFFERENT USING YOUR LOGIC??
    My POINT was even with today’s technology, weatherman don’t have a clue to ACTUAL weather until a couple days before.

  15. 22 degrees basically makes the weather a non-factor especially with how good the warm Under Armour gear has got.

    Was really hoping the single digits/subzero temps were going to hold up as it definitely would’ve favor the Patriots, mostly because of the run heavy/short passing style of offense.

  16. “So weather is becoming less and less of an issue for Sunday. Which becomes more and more of a benefit for the team led by the quarterback who lacks experience in such extreme conditions.”

    I think this went over a lot of peoples heads that he’s talking about Mahomes here.

  17. I think not. Passing teams will have even a greater advantage in messier conditions. The run in the cold/wet is a bunch of bull.

    ——
    Wind hurts the pass game a lot more than cold or rain

  18. Pretty soon it will be 49 with a low of 40…..
    2019 & STILL weather forecasters are clueless when predicting weather more than 2 days in advance!!!

    You are saying that the high of 27 and low of 22 will not happen because they cant predict more than 2 days in advance? Because the initial prediction was like 5-7 days in advance

  19. All this talk about how Brady has played in cold weather games ignores he is old for a football player in that position. And as someone who has lived into my 50’s, I can say there is a vast difference how my body felt in my 20’s in the cold (and I love the cold) and how it felt going into my 40’s. Yeah, he may have so much experience, but he has zero experience as an “old” person in cold weather.

  20. kissbillsrings says:
    January 17, 2019 at 8:04 am
    Pretty soon it will be 49 with a low of 40…..
    2019 & STILL weather forecasters are clueless when predicting weather more than 2 days in advance!!!

    Well Mother Nature is a devious old gal. Clueless is a bit much. They all use the same NOAA data. I’ve seen them predict snow but a mile or two difference north or south over a 1000 miles of land is not a precise science. I know some in the participation trophy generations can’t understand that there are no guarantees. In real life, you can’t just hit reset.OTOH, I had a warning on my phone last year at teh Cape that told me it would rain in 15 minutes and dammned if they weren’t spot on.

  21. The bitter cold would have favored the Patriots as it would have slowed Kansas City down and it would have reduced the noise level. So be it. Just give them a football and a field and they’ll be there. Go Pats!

  22. Ha ha ha. Guys like the one above who think the cold will have any effect crowd noise levels have never been inside arrowhead. Cold, hot, wet, dry doesn’t matter it’s always loud…

  23. Carroll Prescott says:
    January 17, 2019 at 11:39 am
    All this talk about how Brady has played in cold weather games ignores he is old for a football player in that position. And as someone who has lived into my 50’s, I can say there is a vast difference how my body felt in my 20’s in the cold (and I love the cold) and how it felt going into my 40’s. Yeah, he may have so much experience, but he has zero experience as an “old” person in cold weather.

    Well he sure didn’t seem to have much trouble last Sunday playing in Foxboro where the temps were in the mid-20’s. And I wouldn’t say he’s has “zero experience” as an old person in cold weather – you do realize the Patriots practice in this cold weather also? And that he has played many a game in cold weather?

  24. Can’t wait for this Patriots Vs Saints Super Bowl which will be like a home game for New Orleans with how many Louisiana people live in the Atlanta area now.

  25. atthemurph says:
    January 17, 2019 at 9:27 am
    Not quite. Apart from Brady having much more experience of such games, the colder and snowier it is the more important becomes the run game
    —————————————–

    I think not. Passing teams will have even a greater advantage in messier conditions. The run in the cold/wet is a bunch of bull

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    Watch the Bills – Colts game from last year and let me know how tha passing game did in messier conditions.

  26. When the weatherman comes on the news cast I hit the mute button. They are usually more wrong than right.

  27. “Minnesota laughs at you while watching the games from our ice houses”

    Well sure, it’s not like your team is there.

  28. TruthfulDolphinsFanNotWearingBlinders says:
    January 17, 2019 at 8:33 am
    I think weather forecasters are the same folks who make stock market predictions.lol
    *************
    And predictions on wether certain QB’s can cut it.

  29. weepingjebus says:
    January 17, 2019 at 2:18 pm
    “Minnesota laughs at you while watching the games from our ice houses”

    Well sure, it’s not like your team is there.
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    Plus, their team plays INDOORS! Soft.

  30. Noise travels farther in ice cold conditions, but it’s muffled. People seem to think that the cold weather wouldn’t affect fan noise at Arrowhead but it does. It’s just science.

  31. Much respect to the Kansas City Chiefs and their great fans. Although the game will be close, The New England Patriots will advance.

  32. “Really? Well in that case I. Could be a weatherman….a week ago I could have said it’s going to be cold mid 20’s with the possibility of snow & a possible arctic blast setting in”.
    _________

    No, you couldn’t. You would need to have the ability, specialized training and education to read and interpret long range weather maps and other data in order to credibly make such predictions.

  33. ROFL at anyone thinking that weather will quiet the crowd at Arrowhead.

    I’ve been at games in that stadium in lightning storms, torrential rain, sleet, snow, bitter cold and combinations of all of the above. Anyone thinking the weather is going to quiet the crowd is seriously mistaken. It’s just not gonna happen.

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