It's a frigid day, but it sounds like the weather is not quite as epically awful as many anticipated. It could still drop below 0 during the game, but the wind chill that was estimated as high as -40 or -50 is looking more like -20 at the worst. It will be incredibly cold, but hopefully the difference in what it is and what it could have been is enough to make it at least bearable.
How cold is it today? Packers fans are apparently not entirely prepared to tailgate.
Tailgating update at 11:40 CT... pic.twitter.com/oSr1sw400x— Kevin Seifert (@SeifertESPN) January 5, 2014
That's still pretty early, but usually tailgates are out fairly early in the day.
Jewel Hampton walked outside and got smacked in the face by the cold:
I walked outside and my face fell completely off!!! #hewasntready #-17wc— Jewel Hampton (@JewelHamp) January 5, 2014
Hand warmers are ready!
Along with some hot cider!
The 49ers have arrived at the facility at Lambeau. The @49ers Twitter account tweeted out this Vine of them coming off the bus.
Here's Patrick Willis getting off the bus:
And some Colin Kaepernick:
We've got an early picture of Lambeau before fans are allowed in. There's some snow left under the seats, but not too bad.
Cold and lonely Lambeau Field. pic.twitter.com/UNsuFFiRZq— Bill Williamson (@BWilliamsonESPN) January 5, 2014
And the 49ers locker room is ready to go: