Get ready for some bitterly cold weather! Temperatures will dip to around -5°F by early Tuesday morning with wind chill values near -20°F. That’s dangerous cold…and colder than we were at any point last winter. On January 22, 2013 we dipped to -3°F. And on February 1, 2013 we dipped to -4°F.
If you’re planning to be outside for any amount of time, make sure you have a hat, scarf, and gloves. Frostbite can occur in about 30 minutes with this type of cold. So just take a minute to look at these simple cold weather rules.
- Check on the elderly to make sure they’re comfortable.
- Make sure outdoor animals/pets have a place to get warm. Don’t forget some fresh water!
- If you’re headed out late tonight, make sure you let someone know where you’re going and your ETA.
- Kids must be dressed appropriately at the bus stop in the morning!These are just a few common-sense things to follow. Be smart when it comes to the cold because there’s more where this came from. It looks like we could be just as cold come Wednesday night!
This post was written by Eric Sorensen on December 9, 2013