NHL Winter Classic Weather Forecast for Blues vs. Wild: Minnesota Bracing for Brutal Cold on Saturday Night
Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images. Pictured: A field crew blows snow at Target Field
- The 2022 NHL Winter Classic takes place at 7 p.m. ET on New Year's Day as the Blues visit the Wild in Minnesota.
- Minnesota is no stranger to cold weather in January, but Saturday night's Blues vs. Wild forecast is especially chilly.
- Below we detail the latest Blues vs. Wild weather forecast for Saturday night's NHL Winter Classic.
Blues vs. Wild Odds
|Date||Saturday, Jan. 1|
|Time||7 p.m. ET|
*Odds as of Saturday morning
When most sports fans think of New Year’s Day it’s college football bowls that come to mind.
But the NHL has created a nice tradition itself with the annual Winter Classic outdoor game.
This year’s New Year’s Day edition will include the St. Louis Blues visiting the Minnesota Wild at Target Field, the home of the Twins.
Whenever you schedule an outdoor game in Minnesota during the winter, you can expect some cold weather.
However, Saturday’s Blues vs. Wild weather forecast isn’t just cold, it’s bitterly cold.
So whether you’re a fan, NHL bettor, attending the game or just curious, let’s take a deeper dive into the latest Blues vs. Wild weather forecast for the 2022 Winter Classic.
Blues vs. Wild Winter Classic Weather Forecast
According to the National Weather Service, it’s not just going to be cold in Minneapolis on Saturday, it’s going to be brutally cold.
Temperatures are expected to dip to -16 degrees tonight and that doesn’t even account for the wind.
Wind chills could touch -27 on Saturday night, which has also prompted a wind chill advisory in the area while the Winter Classic is underway.
At the time of writing, it doesn’t appear that snow or ice will be an issue, however, that could certainly change when weather conditions are this drastic and unpredictable.