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Six Ways to Keep Warm in Arctic Cold

Cold temperatures are predicted to persist through the day.

 

The National Weather Service is calling for cold temperatures to continue throughout the day. The high for today is expected to reach 23 degrees, but with the wind chill it will feel like negative six degrees.

Here are some tips, courtesy of the National Weather Service, to keep in mind during this Arctic cold.

1. Minimize outdoor activities, especially for the elderly and very young.

2. Dress in several layers of loose-fitting clothing rather than a single layer of heavy clothing.

3. Wear a hat, mittens and waterproof boots. Cover your mouth with a scarf to protect your lungs.

4. When using heating sources such as fireplaces, wood stoves and space heaters, be sure to ventilate them correctly.

5. Test smoke alarms and keep carbon monoxide detectors handy.

6. Bring pets out of the cold. Don't assume they can handle the cold. If you are not warm, they are not either.

The rest of the weeks forcast is here:

  • Friday Night Light snow, mainly before 3am. Low around 13. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
  • Saturday Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 24. North wind 5 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
  • Saturday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 11. Northwest wind around 16 mph.
  • Sunday Sunny, with a high near 26.
  • Sunday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 11.
  • Monday Partly sunny, with a high near 34.
  • Monday Night A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
  • Tuesday Partly sunny, with a high near 43.
  • Tuesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37.
  • Wednesday A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 48. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
  • Wednesday Night A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
  • Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 37.

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