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Athletes are affected by cold weather too

By Jay Polk , Weekend Meteorologist/Reporter, jay.polk@krdo.com
Published On: Jan 20 2014 06:31:40 PM CST

Even elite level athletes like NFL players are affected by the cold weather.

Colorado Springs, COLO -

During Sunday's game, Broncos fans saw all of the things that they've come to expect from the team.

But what they might not have expected was the nice weather.

Denver topped out at 65 degrees on Sunday.  But you can bet that it won't be that warm in two weeks in northern New Jersey.

The average high for there Feb. 2 is 39 degrees and the average low is 25 degrees.  Some long range forecasts are even calling for a chance for snow on the day of the big game.

All of that cold weather doesn't just have an effect on the fans in the stands, it can also have an affect on the players.

Dr. John Torres, KRDO's medical expert said, "it's gonna make your muscles tight, it's going to make your tendons tender, you need to warm up more, you could get hypothermia."

Kickoff time for the Super Bowl is at 4:30 pm Mountain Time.  So even if it's a mild afternoon, temperatures will fall quickly during the game.

You can hear all of the action on KRDO News Radio 105.5 FM or 1240 AM.

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