Whiteout Conditions Very Possible for Bills Playoff Game Sunday
The Buffalo Bills are preparing for their wild card playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Kickoff is this Sunday at pm.
The game will be the third game to be played during the NFL's Super Wild Card Weekend.
The Houston Texans host the Cleveland Browns at 4:30 pm on Saturday, followed by the Miami Dolphins at the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday night at 8 pm. That game will be on Peacock only.
Everyone in the league is talking about the record cold that will take place in Kansas City, which will reach negative temperatures and an even colder wind chill (-20 possible). However, Orchard Park will also likely make headlines for the forecast.
There's a winter storm heading for Western New York, which should arrive Friday evening. It will start as a mix or rain, followed by snow by sometime Saturday, which should last through Sunday.
Lake effect snow bands will set up along Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, with the snow band here in Western New York likely meandering near or at Orchard Park, which would place Highmark Stadium in the bullseye for all that snow.
Because of the 40 mph wind gusts expected, whiteout conditions would be very possible with this snow band; that would not only make the game extremely difficult for the Bills and Steelers, but also make driving to and from the stadium a possible nightmare.
Because it's lake effect snow, we still don't know exactly what Sunday will bring. We probably won't until this weekend.
The forecast for Orchard Park this Sunday, as of today, is 20-30 mph with gusts up to 40-45 mph. 1-3 inches of snow expected.
If you are going to the game, bundle up. The wind chills will be in the single digits and if that lake effect snow band sets up over the stadium, it will be one that all NFL fans will be talking about.
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