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Seahawks should find Super Bowl weather to be quite familiar

Seahawks should find Super Bowl weather to be quite familiar
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) throws a pass as running back Marshawn Lynch (24) blocks during the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Under cloudy skies and remnants of a recent snow still piled along the sidelines, the Seattle Seahawks walked into Metline Stadium and put on a dominant defensive performance in defeating Manning and his team 23-0.

That's not a Super Bowl prediction, it actually happened just five weeks ago, when the Seahawks traveled to East Rutherford, N.J. and beat Eli Manning and the New York Giants in week 15.

In what is hopefully an advantage for the Seahawks on Sunday, the weather conditions for the Super Bowl are shaping up to be somewhat similar to what they faced in December.

During the Giants game, the temperatures were in the upper 30s but the winds were in the 7-16 mph range, making for wind chills around 30. Skies were mostly cloudy and the region had just had a moderate snow the day before with 3 inches of snow on the ground.

The Super Bowl will be played about 5 hours later than the Giants game but expected game time temperatures are in the mid 30s at the start of the game, dropping to around 30 by the end of the game. Winds are expected to be quite light so wind chill is not a factor and temperatures will feel about the same. As for precipitation, there is just a slight chance of either light rain/sleet or snow.

Hopefully even though the Mannings will be different, the result will be the same!