GOES-16 has supported NWS Decision Support Services (DSS) activities associated with the Super Bowl during the week leading up to (and including) Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Mesoscale sector 2 has been centered over the Twin Cities since Jan 28, providing forecasters with continuous 1-min satellite imagery across the region. Elevated DSS activities is the number 5 priority for GOES-16 MDS requests. The main weather impact for Sunday (Feb 4) would be very cold temperatures, with highs staying in the single digits, and lows falling below zero. Morning wind chills across Minnesota were less than -20 degrees.
1-min visible satellite imagery the morning of the Super Bowl showed clouds clearing out of southern Minnesota, giving way to clear skies for the day and revealing fresh snowfall left by the exiting storm system (Fig 1).
A broad view of GOES-16 5-min infrared window imagery shows the very cold air being ushered into the north-central US (Fig 2).
Bill Line, NWS