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posted 12.19.2013 at 3.58 p.m. by Corey McLaughlin

Snow for Super Bowl? How About February Lacrosse?

Sure, AccuWeather is pulling out the bells and whistles to draw attention to the Super Bowl forecast, with a standalone website dubbed that predicts the chance of snow at the outdoor event in East Rutherford, N.J., from now until game day.

But they might as well be forecasting the High Point-Delaware men's lacrosse game on Feb. 1, the day before the Big Game and a little more than a two-hour drive (no traffic) to the south. That's Division I men's lacrosse's season-opener.

As of today there is a 31 percent chance of snow in the New York area the day of the Super Bowl, according to AccuWeather, and three of the four meteorologists featured on their site predict it will, in fact, not snow for the game at MetLife Stadium, home of the NFL's New York Giants and Jets. We will adjust the forecast to 34 percent at Delaware Stadium on Feb. 1. Either way, as anyone who has watched February lacrosse along the East Coast can attest, it's likely to be cold.

"Nothing has changed," said AccuWeather meteorologist Evan Myers, the lone to predict a snow event. "The calendar still says the big game is Feb. 2, so it's winter, it's cold and I am still going with snow."