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Cold weather forecast to last the week

Jan 23, 2013 6:18 am
Kyle Adams writes in The Daily Mail the current cold spell is expected to last the week. The National Weather Service is forecasting the night-time single-digit lows and daylight temps between 15 and 20 will be made worse by blustery weather, putting windchill factors close to 10 below. The cold spell is not expected to break until early next week. Some tips for surviving the cold:

  • Limit your exposure outdoors and wear appropriate clothing -- several layers of loose-fitting, lightweight, warm clothing with a tightly woven and water repellent outer layer is best.

  • Do not leave your animals outside overnight.

  • Avoid excessive consumption of alcohol and caffeine, which cause the body to lose heat more rapidly.

  • Avoid exertion while outdoors. If you must work, work slowly, and avoid perspiring.

  • Keep a full tank of gas in your vehicle to prevent fuel lines from freezing. Check antifreeze levels, as well.

  • Wear mittens, which are warmer than gloves; a hat; and cover your mouth with a scarf to protect your lungs.

More cold weather survival tips are available at the Federal Emergency Management Agency Web site (ready.gov/winter-weather) 
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