Duel in the Desert

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By : admin |January 27, 2015 |Uncategorized, weather-report |0 Comment

On February 1st, 2015, the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks will leave their cool, wet climates to face each other in the barren desert of Arizona.
These teams come from opposite sides of the country and experience different types of weather during their regular season. Since Seattle is on the West Coast, they tend to have higher temperature with onshore winds keeping temperatures above freezing. Foxborough is on the East Coast where Arctic air is easily advected into the area from strong high pressure systems that drop south from Canada.

The difference between these two areas: Foxborough sees more snow during the regular season than Seattle does.

 

Snowfall

 

However, when comparing Precipitation amounts, Seattle seems to have more rain during the regular season. When comparing both of these places to Glendale, AZ, it is clear that there is a dramatic change in the climate.

 

Rainfall

Glendale has much less rainfall both during the regular season and on the day of the Superbowl. Not only is precipitation different from Glendale and the Seattle/Foxborough, Relative humidity and temperature are fairly different.

 

Temp,RH,Wnd

Glendale tends to be drier and warmer during the regular season and February 1st, with windspeeds being fairly similar to Seattle and Foxborough, with Foxborough seeming to be a little windier.

It is clear that both the Patriots and Seahawks will be leaving their cool, wet climates and entering the warm, dry desert to face each other in Superbowl XLIX. With these two strong teams battling over the championship, this ought to be a historical game.

Our prediction: Anyone’s game!