The Green Bay Packers and Mills Fleet Farm will distribute 70,000 hand warmed to fans with tickets in outdoor seating for Sunday's playoff game at Lambeau Field.
The game against the San Francisco 49ers is scheduled to begin at 3:40 p.m. StormTeam 8 Meteorologist Bill Graul said some forecast models show frigid air in earlier Sunday. Packers game temps could be in single digits below zero, wind chills -15F to -30F.
One package, containing two individual hand warmers will be distributed at stadium entrances to fans entering the game. Each ticket holder gets one pack.
Bellin Health has the following tips for fans battling the cold weather this weekend:
Dress appropriately: Hypothermia and frostbite can occur even without subzero temperatures. Wear loose, dry layers, but don't overdress. Give yourself the opportunity to shed layers to adjust to weather changes. Try a mix of cotton or wool underneath, with something waterproof on top.
Put a hat on: Most body heat, about 40 percent, is lost through the head, so wear a hat.
Try mittens instead of gloves: Mittens will offer more warmth for your hands than gloves.
Wear comfortable, waterproof, insulated boots: This will help prevent hypothermia or frostbite by keeping feet dry and warm.
Drink warm beverages: Drink something warm, not hot.
Alcohol: Alcoholic beverages prevent the body from generating heat and can cause dehydration, which leaves one more susceptible to cold weather. As always, drink in moderation.
Watch for warning signs: Learn the signs of hypothermia, including severe shivering, dizziness, drowsiness and confusion. Watch for signs of frostbite, such as grayish, white or yellowed skin, pain or numbness or waxy skin. Get medical attention immediately if you notice any of these symptoms.
Get out of wet clothes immediately: Once the game is over and you have the chance, get out of your wet clothing and warm up using a blanket. Drink warm fluids but don't immediately jump into a steaming hot shower or bath.