“Sunday Night Football” will take place this week in Santa Clara, California, on Sunday night. The 49 players will host the Colts at Levi’s Stadium in a match between two teams battling for survival in the Wild Card Race.
Both teams will need to navigate some extreme weather as they look to grab wins.
There is a “bomb hurricane” set to hit the West Coast Sunday evening. This rainstorm will have a huge impact on the San Francisco vs. Indianapolis game, and could make it very difficult to throw the ball, especially if the rain has been heavy for the majority of the game.
What will the weather be like at Sunday Night Football? And how could it affect the Colts and 49ers? Here’s everything you need to know about the weather forecast for Sunday night.
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It will definitely rain during the “Sunday Night Football” game for the Colts at 49ers. according to Weather.comThere is a 100 percent chance of rain in Santa Clara Sunday night.
The forecast calls for 1 to 2 inches of rain with 15 to 25 miles per hour of wind. Additionally, there is a storm warning in effect until 9PM PT (12AM ET), so there may be some stronger wind gusts during the game.
The temperature will be around 63 degrees Fahrenheit when the match starts but will cool down to 57 degrees near the end of the game.
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What is a bomb hurricane?
A “bomb cyclone” is a type of weather system that comes from a process known as “bomb formation”. below is National Ocean ServiceExplain what a bomb is.
The bomb occurs when a cyclone in the mid-latitude rapidly intensifies, decreasing at least 24 millibars over a 24-hour period. Millibar measures atmospheric pressure. This can happen when a cold air mass collides with a warm air mass, such as the air over warm ocean water. The formation of this rapidly reinforcing weather system is a process called bomb formation, which creates what is known as a bomb cyclone.
Simply put, a bomb hurricane is a storm that increases in intensity very quickly due to a decrease in atmospheric pressure. This is what the 49ers and Colts will deal with as they face off in Santa Clara, California on Sunday night.
You may hear this term refer to the Sunday to Monday storm coming our way. A bomb cyclone is simply a storm that builds up very, very quickly. It drops at least 24 megabytes (a unit of pressure) within 24 hours. The lower the pressure, the stronger the storm. pic.twitter.com/jMcrvTrEvv
– Adam Epstein (@WeathermanAdam) October 21, 2021
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How did the 49ers, the ponies prepare for the bomb hurricane?
The Ponies took a traditional approach in preparing for the stormy conditions on Sunday night. Frank Reich explained that they did a lot of “wet ball drills” in training.
“We got a good job – a lot of wet ball practice. Yesterday was perfect for training, it was very breezy. Then it rained today for training,” Reich said, for all yahoo sports. “Now, I understand that what they are calling for may be a lot worse than what we saw yesterday and today, but I think the players have worked hard. The players have done really a lot with the wet ball this whole week, not just one day. We are as prepared as possible.”
The 49ers took a similar approach to Reich’s Colts. They practiced on wet balls on Friday so quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo could see what kind of gloves and equipment he would use during Sunday’s game.
“Jimmy [Garoppolo] Shanahan said that he experimented and made some gloves and different things to see Per ProFootballTalk. “Nate [Sudfeld] It gave him some ideas about some of the things he used and tried. So, they seem to have enjoyed it, but those things, really just for the midfielders, they can change some things, but that’s all up to them and those things are all different. Everyone else, you deal with and see what kind of game it is. You see who stays in the ground is the best, who is the best muck you have and you will find out as the game goes on as you lean on it.”
Both teams believe that they rely heavily on these “feuds” to get them through the game. Both teams are a strong defensive team, so they can both run in their attack and throw in moderation. The 49ers will use Elijah Mitchell, Trey Sermon and JaMycal Hasty while the Colts can count on Jonathan Taylor, Nyheim Hines and Marlon Mack.