Strong northerly winds will be around with sustained winds of 15 to 20 mph expected with gusts to 30 and 35 mph. This will make it feel like the teens and 20s throughout the day.
Heading out the door early Thursday, you will want to allow yourself extra time to warm up your car and scrape any ice off your windshield that could develop. You will also want to make sure you bundle up with a heavy coat, scarf and gloves!
Dangers of cold temperatures
There are many dangers when it comes to cold weather that could impact both humans and pets. Hypothermia occurs when the body loses heat faster than it can produce it. Extreme cold can also cause damage to body tissue, this is known as frostbite. Frostbite and hypothermia can occur in just 30 minutes or less when wind chill values are at or below -10 degrees.
If you notice someone is beginning to show signs of hypothermia or frostbite, it is important to seek medical attention. If someone is showing signs of hypothermia, warm the person slowly starting at the core of the body. When it comes to frostbite, get indoors as quickly as possible and get in a warm, but not hot, bath. You should also stay clear of stoves, heaters, and do not use hairdryers as you could burn yourself without realizing it.
Some simple things you can do to protect yourself from the bitter cold is bundling up when you head out the door. Wear multiple loose layers and a heavy coat along with gloves, hats and scarves. We can’t forget about our furry friends wither. It is always important to bring them indoors when we begin to see the extreme cold.