For the first time, Super Bowl viewers will be able to view actual wind conditions inside the stadium without having to sit through them.
Football fanatics can add the wind factor to armchair play-by-play analysis on Sunday, when the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks face off for Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. The new Fox Weather Trax visualization uses a wind-detection system created by the software company Autodesk, PopSci’s Colin Lecher reported.
Weather Trax “will show fans how the swirling winds can affect everything from passes to kicks,” according to this brief Fox Sports’ YouTube video. Looks like orange and yellow directional arrows will be superimposed over images of the stadium to show viewers at home what’s really going on.
Based on the weather forecast, the predicted 6 mph winds could have an impact on the game. Fortunately for attendees, the whole day is supposed to be cold but nice with no precipitation, CBS Sports reported. However, there is 100% chance of onscreen swirls.
Photo: The MetLife Stadium prepares for Super Bowl 48. Credit: Anthony Quintano, Flickr Creative Commons.