KUSA - 2013 was the coldest playoff game in Bronco's history. A game the team and the fans won't soon forget. But it's 2014 now, and things are different, including the weather, as the Broncos face the San Diego Chargers Sunday afternoon.
Fans wore ski gear to protect themselves from the cold in 2013. Kickoff came at 2:36 p.m. on Jan. 12, 2013. It was 13 degrees with a wind chill of 2. By halftime, the temperature had dropped to 9 degrees with a wind chill of -3. The game went down as the coldest playoff game in Bronco's history, beating the 1977 AFC championship game at Mile High when the kick off temperature was a frigid 18.
Fast forward one year later. This time, the weather is completely different. The game is scheduled to begin at 2:40 p.m. on Sunday. Partly to mostly cloudy skies will cover much of the metro area, according to the Colorado weather forecast.
The mountains will be getting yet another round of snow, and there will be a small chance for one or two of those rain or snow showers to squeak east of Interstate 25.
The temperature will be at least 30 degrees warmer than that fateful day one year ago, reaching into the upper 40s.
The above-average weather is even expected to continue into next week with highs in the 50s. It's a change many fans welcome as the Broncos put the past behind them and start again in their quest for a Super Bowl ring.
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