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6 Ways to Keep Warm in Arctic Cold

Brrr...

 

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.

Mike January 09, 2013 at 04:39 PM
Is this a joke? What Arctic cold? For the next week, we're supposed to be about 10-15 degrees above the average high and low for this time of year. Was this meant for the Fargo, ND Patch?
Andrew Sylvia (Editor) January 09, 2013 at 06:18 PM
Hi Mike, Our weather patterns here in New England are impacted by cold fronts from Canada and further north as well as weather systems coming from the west and the Gulf Stream.
Mike January 09, 2013 at 06:54 PM
Hi Andrew, I get that, having lived in the Northeast for most of my life, but with springlike temps in the 50s expected by Sunday...maybe the timing could have been better? The first graf kneecaps the rest of the blurb
Andrew Sylvia (Editor) January 09, 2013 at 07:45 PM
Mike, As you know, New England weather can change in a second! Might be in the 50s, next day might be near 0. You never know. Better safe than sorry.
Mike January 09, 2013 at 08:17 PM
OK, fair enough. So next week, I'll expect a detailed piece on how to guard against heat stroke. ;)
Andrew Sylvia (Editor) January 09, 2013 at 08:50 PM
Ha! You got it! :)
Chris Daley January 09, 2013 at 10:14 PM
The forecast January 14, 15, 16, 17 looks like Alberta Clipper plunging deep into US midsection from Plains to Maine; we're gonna be COLD, as in icy shoulders and cranking batteries. But I'm retired and dont have to run around out there with the impetuous commuters, nay nay! A neck gaitor of fleece and my camo bibs is my fashion statement.
Mike January 10, 2013 at 02:59 AM
So, with the high pressure systems that usually move through, we'll return to normal mid-January temperatures. Got it. :) I'll throw another log on the fire....

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