AccuWeather.com Super Bowl Forecast: Super Bowl XLIII will be played February 1, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. at Tampa, Florida between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals. Typically, the weather is very nice late January and early February. The normal high temperature is 70, and the low at night is 52. It does get cool at night, so you will need to take a jacket if you are planning to attend activities prior to game day and if you are going to the game.
This year, the long range indications are the weather will be nice, but leading up to the day of the kickoff is another story. A storm moving across the eastern half of the country could bring showers and thunderstorms prior to game day, and the AccuWeather.com forecast is already showing showers Saturday night, but dry weather for the game.
Since this is an open air stadium, the wind will play a factor in the game. The forecast is for a north wind at 9 mph. The map below shows you how the winds will blow through the stadium. A north wind will come straight down the field, which means the team defending the south end zone will be kicking and passing into the wind.
Below you will find a break down of the weather conditions for each quarter of the game, including the halftime show.
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Super Bowl XLIII Forecast by Quarter:
Quarter Conditions Temp. (F) RealFeel Wind Rel. Humidity
First Partly Cloudy 71 65 N 9 mph 68%
Second Partly Cloudy 69 68 N 9 mph 68%
Halftime Partly Cloudy 68 66 N 9 mph 68%
Third Partly Cloudy 67 64 N 9 mph 69%
Fourth Partly Cloudy 66 63 NNE 8 mph 70%