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Packers Practice in Unseasonably Warm Temps, Prepare for Lows

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Packers Practice in Unseasonably Warm Temps, Prepare for Lows

The Packers practiced outside at their practice facility, Ray Nitschke Field, in unseasonably warm temperatures Wednesday in Green Bay.

It reached a downright balmy 50 degrees Fahrenheit in northeast Wisconsin on Wednesday continuing a stretch of four consecutive days that the high temperature reached above forty degrees and seven straight above freezing.

It was so nice, head coach Mike McCarthy couldn't help but joke with a couple of the players about the warm weather they were enjoying.

"Today, I was telling a couple of the rookies, particularly ones from the South, this is the best day you'll see in the next six months, so you better suck it all in," said McCarthy during his press conference. "I tried to turn my head around and tried to get some sun out there today."

The pleasant weather isn't expected to last, however.

Though the low temps aren't expected to reach Ice Bowl proportions or even the -23 degree wind chills the last time the Giants faced the Packers in the playoffs, the high temperatures won't get above freezing through the weekend, including game day.

An accumulating snow of up to four to six inches is expected to enter the area as soon as tomorrow, which––when combined with cold weather––could have an impact on the game, according to McCarthy.

"Any time you have inclement weather, the ability to handle the football (is important)," said McCarthy. "And it's something that really we've been fortunate to get outside so much the last month."



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Let's stay hydrated this time against the Giants in a playoff game.....

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