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Culver's Camp Randall Hockey Classic weather report


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It is under five months until the Culvers Camp Randall Hockey Classic and though there is still a few months before winter arrives in Wisconsin, we decided to take a look at the weather history to see what Mother Nature may have in store for Badger fans this coming Feb. 6.

According to req_city=NA&req_state=NA&req_statename=NA"> --> Channel3000.com , Madison has experienced a broad spectrum of temperatures on Feb. 6. In 1977, Madison residents endured a chilling -19 degrees. On the flip side, nearly 100 years before the city suffered through that record cold temperature, spring came early when residents enjoyed an unnatural 54 degrees in 1882. Although Wisconsin experienced an unusually cool summer, fans should not expect to watch the Badger Hockey Classic in shorts. Rather, several layers of clothes will most likely be necessary as the average temperature on Feb. 6 is 20 degrees.

Minus the ruthless blizzard that took place in 2008, where 17 mph winds accompanied a record 11.9 inches of snow to abuse locals, wind and snow should not pose too much of a disturbance either. Over the past 10 years, wind speed has averaged a tolerable 6.5 mph. And in the past 20 years, it has only snowed on three occasions: 11.9 inches in 2008, 1.3 inches in 2007, and 1.7 inches in 2004. These facts give an indication that fans will probably escape snow flurries; however, wouldnt it make the game just that more exciting

While always erratic and unpredictable, by looking back at the weather history we can at least have an abstract idea of what to expect. February 6 has traditionally proven to be a calm day, but when speaking of Wisconsin winters, precedent must always be tossed to the wind. Regardless of the weather, the Culvers Camp Randall Hockey Classic is sure to be an exciting event as history will be made with the first outdoor collegiate hockey game at Camp Randall Stadium.

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