Heavy Snow Lions/Eagles Game

December 8th, 2013 at 1:05 pm by under Bill's Blog, Weather

  snow football philadelphia Check out the Lions/Eagles game on FOX – Philadelphia is 1/4 mile visibility in heavy snow at noon, 1 pm and 2 pm!  Check out this pic.  Snow falling at the rate of +1″ an hour.  Pictures here.    Here’s Philadelphia radar and Philadelphia weather observations.  There’s a Winter Storm Warning there for up to 6″ of snow.  How many fumbles, dropped passes and slips are we going to see?   Field position will be important – and try not to go backwards…hard to see the punts.  Kudos to the Eagles Punter so far (2nd quarter).  Note to announcers of the game…it’s not a blizzard, not enough wind…but it is heavy snow.  Good luck seeing the sideline signals.   Here’s an example of a big-time football game played in a blizzard.  Note the game stats.   Many crashes on Pennsylvania expressways.   It’s also snowing at the NFL games in Pittsburgh and Baltimore. Picture from www.nbcphiladelphia.  They report:  “gridlock on roads across the region, bringing traffic to a complete stop on two different sections of I-95 and closing down the Platt Bridge which leads to Philadelphia International Airport. Multiple accidents were also reported on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.   The Platt Bridge closed down in both directions due to hazardous conditions at 1:15 p.m.”

20 Responses to “Heavy Snow Lions/Eagles Game”

  1. dereks says:

    The game is awesome!

  2. dereks says:

    Hey Bill, how long do you think the snow will last in Phildelphia? I thought it was going to be more of a freezing rain and sleet event there.

  3. J-rod says:

    http://wxcaster.com/gis-snow-overlays.php3?STATIONID=GRR Weather models are increasing snow amounts, although maybe that is only because the model goes out to 84 hours.

    1. michael g (SE GR) says:

      Like the look of that!

  4. Jack says:

    When I turned on the Lion Game, I thought Something was wrong with My T.V.,,,, LOLO…LOVE It !!!

  5. Love it, real football!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. michael g (SE GR) says:

    Few snowflakes here.

  7. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

    The snow looks very impressive on radar here. Light snow is just beginning to fall. It has picked up a lot over the past few minutes.

  8. Nick says:

    when should we now expect the first snow storms, they bluffed the first two that should have hit us but missed

    1. Mark (East Lansing) says:

      No one knows for certain.

    2. Jack says:

      Last Week of December …PER: JEM Model, stay Cued !!! Currently Here N.E. G.R. ” Light Snow”– ( emphasize LIGHT) ;-)

  9. Travis Ulberg (West of Martin, Allegan County) says:

    They just reported 8″ on the side of the field…wow!

  10. Jack says:

    SNOW or NO- SNOW…..The LIONS are NOT a High Quality Football Team!!! 8-8 WILL NOT Make The Playoffs..stay Cued& TYPICAL LIDOWNS!! ;-)

    1. kevin. w says:

      Neither are the models for storms.

    2. Mark (East Lansing) says:

      Tons of talent + lack of discipline = bad coaching.

      Too many turnovers (not just today) and way too many mental errors (offsides/false starts). Schwartz is mediocre, nothing more.

      1. Jack says:

        FIRE Schwartz !!!! & The FORD Family !!

        1. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

          Let’s see if FDM & MBM will come into agreement with the JEM for the last week of December. FDM has been pretty stable with this system, not strong enough for all webs to be up only a few times from time to time. ;-)

        2. Jack says:

          FDM & MBM…Will Come into agreement With JEM , the Closer we get to Last Week of DEC.! FDM is The Best ” FLIPPIN MODEL” for The short Range forecast . There is NO ” DUCKING” that FACT ! Stay Cued & Quack,Quack !!!!

        3. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

          NOT looking forward at all to the MBM coming into agreement it’s been very stationary and stable and I like that!

  11. Dan says:

    Wow! It was snowing so hard in Philly you couldn’t even see the players! What did they get over there 8 inches of snow? more?

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