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Farmers’ Almanac: Super Bowl may be ‘Storm Bowl’

In this Friday, Aug. 23, 2013 photo, Farmers' Almanac managing editor Sandy Duncan, left, and editor Peter Geiger, pose in Lewiston, Maine. The 197-year-old almanac is predicting a colder-than-normal winter for most of the United States, with a winter storm hitting around the time of the Super Bowl on Feb. 2, 2014, in New Jersey. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

In this Friday, Aug. 23, 2013 photo, Farmers' Almanac managing editor Sandy Duncan, left, and editor Peter Geiger, pose in Lewiston, Maine. The 197-year-old almanac is predicting a colder-than-normal winter for most of the United States, with a winter storm hitting around the time of the Super Bowl on Feb. 2, 2014, in New Jersey. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Cold and more cold

The Farmers’ Almanac is using words like “piercing cold,” “bitterly cold” and “biting cold” to describe the upcoming winter. And if its predictions are right, the first outdoor Super Bowl in years will be a messy “Storm Bowl.”

The 197-year-old publication that hits newsstands today predicts a winter storm will hit the Northeast around the time the Super Bowl is played at MetLife Stadium in the Meadowlands in New Jersey. It also predicts a colder-than-normal winter for two-thirds of the country and heavy snowfall in the Midwest, Great Lakes and New England.

The first Super Bowl held outdoors in a cold-weather environment could be both super cold and super messy, with a big storm due Feb. 1 to 3, the almanac says.

“It really looks like the Super Bowl may be the Storm Bowl,” said Sandi Duncan, managing editor.

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