Green Bay forecast for Saturday’s Packers-49ers playoff game calls for zero wind chill, possible snow

Dangerous wind showers are expected later in the week which could affect celebrations for Saturday’s playoff game at Lambeau Field.

GREEN BAY — Packers fans pulling out their cheesehead hats for the team’s playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday should also dress in their warmest green and gold if they plan to attend.

According to Scott Berschback, a weather forecaster with the National Weather Service in Green Bay, temperatures are expected to drop into the teenage range at Lambeau Field well before the 7:15 p.m.

Daily temperatures, with highs in the low 20’s, will be accompanied by westerly winds between 10 and 20 miles per hour throughout the day. In the evening, temperatures drop into the low teens, with winds from the northwest at about the same speed and occasional gusts of 20mph.

There is also a 30% chance of snow, according to the National Weather Service, which can affect road conditions during the day and evening.

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It might not rival the famous 1967 Ice Bowl when the temperature dropped to minus 13 with wind chills of minus 48 – but Saturday’s cold could still be dangerous for those not fully prepared and fully covered.

“If you’re out for a couple of hours in weather like this, people have to take precautions by wearing lots of layers, hats, gloves … covering exposed skin if you can,” Berschback said.

Saturday’s 30 percent chance of snow can bring six hours of snow flurries, according to the National Weather Service, which is based on a fast-moving storm sweeping across the Great Lakes during the NFL playoff period.

While Berschback said neither the snow nor temperatures will bring significant storms, the National Weather Service continues to monitor the weather system. It could, he said, create dangerous road conditions throughout the day.

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By the end of the game, air temperatures are expected to drop into the single digits and approach zero. If the winds persist at 10 mph, that could mean wind chills of around minus 16 degrees as Green Bay Packers fans hope to celebrate a win.

Natalie Eilbert is a state watchdog reporter for the Green Bay Press-Gazette. You can reach her at [email protected] or check out her Twitter profile at @natalie_eilbert.

This article originally appeared in the Green Bay Press-Gazette: Green Bay Packers-49ers Playoff Weather Forecast: Wind chill, snow

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