Week 18 Chiefs-Broncos game has chances of rain and snow
The Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos could play in wet conditions when they face off at Empower Field at Mile High Stadium on Saturday.
With the exception of an early season thunderstorm that caused a weather delay against the Buffalo Bills at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium, the Chiefs have managed to stay dry in their games this season. Typically at this time of year you see what is commonly referred to as “football time”. KC has mostly avoided bad weather so far this season, but that could all change this weekend when they hit the road to play against the Broncos.
The local forecast in Denver has a low chance of rain or snow for Saturday’s game. A compilation of several forecasts predicts a high of 45 degrees and a low of 27 degrees for Saturday’s game. Expect to see partly cloudy skies with estimates of 14-46% chance of precipitation. It is possible that the weather forecast will completely miss the game, but it is also possible that they will see things get wet on the pitch during the game. This is when ball safety will become a priority for both teams.
As for the kicking conditions, there shouldn’t be too many problems in this department. Winds are expected to come from the south of the stadium, ranging from five to nine miles per hour, with gusts of up to 15 miles per hour. This means that when teams face the northern end zone, between the thin air of Mile High and the wind blowing back, kickers should have some pretty impressive reach.
If it snows, Chiefs fans shouldn’t worry. Patrick Mahomes is a self-proclaimed “snow game guy” and he’s used to playing some of his best games in bad weather conditions. There was snow on the ground last October when the team traveled to Denver and the Chiefs came away with a 43-16 victory over the Broncos.
If you are planning to attend the game, it is best to dress warmly and bring a poncho just in case.