Super Bowl Weather:DFW Airport Re-Open,Dallas Super Bowl Forecast
Super Bowl Forecast: Winter Weather Hits Dallas/Forth Worth: Super Bowl 2011 vs. Ice Bowl 2011?
Update: Super Bowl 2011 Forecast For Game Day
Update Dallas Weather: Hard Freeze Warning
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FORT WORTH HAS ISSUED A HARD FREEZE WARNING... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM CST WEDNESDAY. LOW TEMPERATURES TONIGHT ARE EXPECTED TO FALL TO AS LOW AS 4 DEGREES NEAR BOWIE AND JACKSBORO TO AROUND 14 AT PALESTINE AND HEARNE.
A WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING. NORTH WINDS GUSTING OVER 40 MPH AT TIMES WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON BEFORE GRADUALLY DIMINISHING THIS EVENING.
Should Super Bowl XLV in Dallas be called the Ice Bowl 2011?
The Dallas Forth-Worth area was hit with a winter blast shortly after, the Pittsburgh Steelers, Green Bay Packers and the respective media horde began landing at DFW airport.
In fact, the DFW airport was closed for a good part of Tuesday morning.
For those Super Bowl fans who are flying into DFW airport in the days to come the best way to keep track of DFW airport disruptions is to check their Twitter feed.
- #DFW asks all passengers to check w/ their airlines and visit dfwairport.com for the latest flight info prior to driving to the Airport. about 1 hour ago via HootSuite
- @Orbitz: #DFW has re-opened for airline flights this AM. 40 minutes ago via HootSuite
- arture cancellations are due not only to the weather situation at #DFW but also the severe winter in the Midwest and the Northeast. about 1 hour ago via HootSuite
- #DFW airlines are still reporting about 300 departure cancellations so far today, out of the approximately 850 scheduled daily departures.
The Pittsburg Steelers and Green Bay Packers, and the much of media flew in Sunday or Monday, before the DFW airport disruptions.
Ice, sleet, snow and really slick [roads]. People are not used to it," Bill Lively, President and CEO of the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee, told WFAA-TV.
While the timing isn't ideal and the temperature (with wind-chill factored in) was around 1 degree, it could have been much worse. Although Dallas-Fort Worth airport was closed for a time Tuesday, the teams arrived Monday, most media members Sunday or early Monday and fans don't typically arrive until Thursday
And when those thousands of fans arrive on Thursday it will still be cold. But with much of the Midwest being hit with a massive snow storm traveling to Dallas may not be as easy it seems.
The National Weather Service is advising travelers from Wisconsin who hope to travel to Dallas for the Super Bowl to wait until Wednesday evening until after the snowstorm winds down.
Whether the fans are from Pittsburgh or Green Bay they should feel right at home in frigid Dallas.
Today's low is forecast for 14 degrees. Wednesday's high is predicted at 22 degrees, with a low of 15. Thursday's numbers (31 and 21) aren't much better. Wind-chills will be below zero.
Game day? Not so bad. The forecast calls for highs around 50 degrees for Green Bay vs. Pittsburgh on Sunday.
"If there's a silver lining, that might be it," said Tim Smith, a spokesman for American Airlines, primary tenant at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.