For a week now, we’ve known that the NFC Wild Card playoff game between the San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers would be cold – we just didn’t know how cold.
Weather is a fickle item and it can change on the drop of a dime, but the forecast between the Niners and Packers has remained relatively steady going into game day. Now just hours before kickoff, we have as clear a picture as we’re going to get in what will be one of the coldest games in NFL history.
First kick is tentatively scheduled for 4:40 ET and according to Weather.com, it’s projected to be hovering near 5 degrees when the teams take the field with a wind chill near -15. Keep in mind – that’s the start of the game as it’s only expected to drop as the evening goes on. The coldest game on record, the 1967 Ice Bowl had wind chill numbers in the -40 area.
Winds are expected to be whipping in the 20 MPH range and there is a relatively small chance for snow at 20 to 30 percent.
Bundle up, folks.