National Weather Service Warns of Frigid Temperatures
The National Weather Service has issued a warning for Kansas City, Missouri, as the city prepares for “dangerously cold temperatures and wind chills” throughout the day and into the night. Residents are advised to take precautions to stay safe amidst the extreme weather conditions.
Record-Breaking Cold Expected
By 7 p.m. CT, temperatures are expected to plummet to -2 degrees, with a bone-chilling wind chill of around -24. This frigid forecast has led to concerns about the well-being of the community, emergency crews, and first responders who must brave these harsh conditions.
Lucas Expresses Concern for Buffalo Residents
Kansas City Mayor, Lucas, who has experienced the bitter winters of New York State, expressed his solidarity with the residents of Buffalo and Western New York who are facing their own winter storm event. He emphasized the importance of preparedness and urged everyone to stay safe during this challenging time.
City Remains Prepared for Playoff Game
Despite the inclement weather, Kansas City remains determined to carry on with its scheduled playoff game and other downtown events. The city is taking measures to ensure the safety of its residents and is prepared to address any emergencies that may arise due to the extreme cold.
Coldest Game in NFL History?
The upcoming playoff game in Kansas City is expected to be one of the coldest games ever played in NFL history. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. ET, with temperatures likely to hover around freezing point. However, it is worth noting that the all-time record for the coldest game remains the 1967 “Ice Bowl” between the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys, played in a bone-chilling -13 degrees with a wind chill of -48.
In 2016, the Minnesota Vikings played in the third-coldest game in NFL history, with temperatures at kickoff reaching -6 degrees and a wind chill of -25. The game was held at TCF Bank Stadium.
As the city braces for this historic game, it is crucial for players, staff, and fans to take necessary precautions to protect themselves from the bitter cold.