NFL Takes Calculated Risk with Outdoor Super Bowl 2014

By Meghan Evans, Meteorologist
1/25/2013 8:00:10 AM

The NFL is taking a "calculated risk" with an outdoor Super Bowl in 2014 due to typical February weather.

Feb. 2, 2014, would be the date for the outdoor Super Bowl in East Rutherford, N.J.

A typical February weather pattern consists of the jet stream dipping into the eastern U.S. In this pattern, cold air plunges into the East and clashes with moist air from the Atlantic, allowing storm systems to develop.

February snowstorms and rainstorms occur often in the New York City area.

The average high temperature over the past 30 years for Feb. 2 is 39 degrees. With the typical wind direction and speed factored in (northwest 10-20 mph), AccuWeather RealFeel® temperatures would be in the 20s.

Extremes over last 20 years on Feb. 2 include a high of 29 degrees in 1996 with an 1.5 of snow falling. On the warmer side of extremes, the temperature rose to 53 degrees in 1990 and 2009 on Feb. 2.