There is a decreasing outside chance that a coastal storm could make Sunday night's game against the hapless Vikings the first real snow game the Birds have played since the 1948 NFL title game in then-Shibe Park. Players from the Eagles and Chicago Cardinals had to help shovel the field that day.
Two days ago, the storm was a lock, according to consecutive runs of the European global model (ECMWF). Yesterday's 12Z (Greenwich time) computer run moved the storm to the east somewhat, but still printed out a windswept blizzard at the Shore and a plowable snow for the I-95 corridor.
But the 0Z run 12 hours later had the storm weaker and missing the region completely. A similar scenario was presented by the same model last weekend. But possible heavy snow forecast for the Meadowlands during the Eagles-Giants classic never happened, and the game was played in dry conditions and less wind than expected. The same storm was forecast to blast Foxborough during the Patriots game with the Packers. Uh, no . . .