This Sunday is Super Bowl XLV in Dallas, Texas. This past Wednesday was the coldest day in Dallas since February 1989. The high topped out at only 20 degrees, and that wasn’t until 10:40 Wednesday night.
Both the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers took their practices inside at local schools and facilities starting Wednesday. These two teams are used to playing in colder weather but is Texas ready for this weather? The blizzard that whacked Oklahoma City and Chicago this week also left traces of ice and snow in Dallas. And since the temperatures have not warmed up roads have been a mess all week. The cold has put extra demand on the state, forcing Oncar, one of the state’s largest utilities, to perform rolling blackouts. The blackouts aren’t expected to impact the Cowboys Stadium, but area hotels holding fans and teams are seeing “brief but expected” blackouts.
But Cowboys owner Jerry Jones doesn’t think this week’s weather will keep the host committee from returning to Dallas after this year. “This is football country. It runs deep,” Jones said. “All that should help us if we have ambitions of hosting future Super Bowls.” Dallas is expected to warm up by game day with temperatures in the 50s! Click here to find out more on the Dallas forecast here.