Week 7 “Sunday Night Football” will be played in Santa Clara, California on Sunday night. The 49ers will host the Colts at Levi’s Stadium in a matchup of two teams struggling to stay in the wild card race.
The two teams will need to navigate severe weather as they seek to win victories.
There is a “bomb cyclone” that is scheduled to hit the west coast on Sunday night. That storm will have a huge impact on the San Francisco vs. Indianapolis, and it could make it very difficult to throw the ball, especially if the rain is heavy for most of the game.
What will the weather be like for “Sunday Night Football”? And how could it affect the Colts and 49ers? Here you will find everything you need to know about the forecast for Sunday night.
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It’s definitely going to rain during the Colts’ “Sunday Night Football” game at the 49ers. According to Weather.com, there is a 100 percent chance of rain in Santa Clara on Sunday night.
The forecast calls for 1 to 2 inches of rain with 15 to 25 mph of wind. Additionally, there is a gale warning in effect until 9 PM Pacific Time (12 AM ET), so there could be some even stronger gusts of wind during the game.
It will be around 63 degrees Fahrenheit when the game starts, but it will cool down to a low of 57 degrees near the end of the game.
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What is a bomb cyclone?
A “bomb cyclone” is a type of weather system that comes from a process known as “bombogenesis.” below is the National Ocean ServiceExplanation of what bombogenesis is.
Bombogenesis occurs when a mid-latitude cyclone intensifies rapidly, dropping at least 24 millibars over 24 hours. A 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 waters. The formation of this rapidly strengthening weather system is a process called bombogenesis, which creates what is known as a bomb cyclone.
Simply put, a bomb cyclone is a storm that intensifies very quickly due to a drop in atmospheric pressure. That’s what the 49ers and Colts will face when they meet in Santa Clara, California, on Sunday night.
You may hear this term referring to the Sunday through Monday storm that is coming. A bomb cyclone is simply a storm that becomes very strong very quickly. It drops at least 24 mb (a unit of pressure) in 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 have the 49ers, Colts prepared for the bomb cyclone?
The Colts took a traditional approach to preparing for the stormy conditions Sunday night. Frank Reich explained that they did a lot of the “wet ball exercise” in practice.
“We have done a good job, a lot of wet ball exercises. Yesterday we had a perfect day for practice, it was quite windy. Then it rained today to practice, ”Reich said, by Yahoo Sports. “Now, I understand that what they are asking for could be much worse than what we saw yesterday and today, but I think the guys have worked hard. Players have really done a lot with the ball wet this week, not just one day. We are as prepared as we can be. “
The 49ers have taken a similar approach to the Reich Colts. They practiced on wet balls on Friday so quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo could find out what kind of gloves and equipment he would wear during Sunday’s game.
“Jimmy [Garoppolo] I wanted to try it out and work with different gloves and things to see, “said Shanahan. by ProFootballTalk. “Nate [Sudfeld] gave him some ideas on some things he has used and they tried it out. So, it seemed like they were enjoying it, but those things, really just for quarterbacks, can change a couple of things, but that’s up to them and everything is different. Everyone else, handle it and see what kind of game it is. You see who stays on the ground better, who your best fans are and you find out as the game progresses and you lean on them. “
Both teams believe they will rely heavily on these “mudders” to get through the game. Both teams are strong running teams, so each could mount their running attack and throw in moderation. The 49ers will use Elijah Mitchell, Trey Sermon and JaMycal Hasty, while the Colts can rely on Jonathan Taylor, Nyheim Hines and Marlon Mack.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.