Super Bowl week begins, ice and snow no-shows

No need for a scarf or hoodie so far in Indianapolis: Ice and

snow are no-shows as Super Bowl week gets under way for only the

fourth game in a northern city.

Last year’s conditions were some of the Super Bowl’s worst. Ice

and snow pelted the Dallas area, snarling traffic and forcing

everyone to bundle up.

The weather is a concern when the big game is held in a

cold-weather climate. Temperatures in the mid-to-upper 50s are

forecast for the first half of the week in Indianapolis, well above

average for a city that usually has snow on the ground in early

February.

The first northern Super Bowl was held 30 years ago in Detroit,

which endured a week of snow and below-zero wind chills.