Seahawks could play home game in snow for 3rd time ever Sunday
Not only is there the potential for a rare snowy Christmas day in Seattle this weekend, but something even more rare could come the day after: a Seahawks home game in the snow.
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The National Weather Service estimates a 50% chance that most of Western Washington will get at least 4 inches of accumulation between Friday and Monday, and the Weather.com forecast for Seattle shows Sunday as the most likely of any of those days for snow to land – and stick – in the area. Weather.com was predicting a high of 33 degrees and low of 22 Sunday with a general forecast of snow showers as of noon Tuesday.
With the Seahawks set to meet the Chicago Bears in a 1:05 p.m. game Sunday, that sure makes it sound like the Seahawks’ home, Lumen Field, will be blanketed in snow for just the third game since it opened as Seahawks Stadium in 2002.
While the Seahawks have been around since 1976, they played indoors at the Kingdome from 1976 to 1999, meaning they were protected from the elements. They did call Husky Stadium home in 1994, 2000 and 2001, but it does not appear that the Hawks ever had to deal with snow in any of their home games in those three seasons.
The two known Seahawks home games in snow came within a three-season period. First was a Nov. 27, 2006 game against the Green Bay Packers, followed by a Dec. 21, 2008 game against the Jets in what turned out to be Mike Holmgren’s last home game as Seahawks coach. Seattle snow has been good luck for the team, too – the Hawks are undefeated in it. The Seahawks beat Green Bay 34-24 in the 2006 contest, then grinded out a 13-3 win over the Jets two years later.
If you want to see video of what Lumen Field looks like with snow on the ground (kind of – it’s definitely not HD quality), click the links below. For a clearer picture, see the photo gallery at the top of this post.
Highlights from Seahawks home games in snow: 2006 | 2008
Before the Seahawks get to Sunday, they have to deal with the Los Angeles Rams on Tuesday in a 4 p.m. game. Full coverage will be carried on both 710 ESPN Seattle and KIRO Radio 97.3 FM, the two Seahawks Radio Network flagship stations, beginning with the pregame show at 1 p.m.
Coverage of Sunday’s game will start with the pregame show at 10 a.m. on 710 ESPN Seattle and KIRO Radio 97.3 FM.
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