In case you live in Ross and haven’t had to go outside today, it is booger-in-your-nostril-freezing cold outside and it’s only going to get colder: The Weather Channel predicts a low of 23 degrees below zero by early tomorrow morning, and it might not get back above zero until Tuesday.
According to the Burlington Free Press, temperatures tomorrow morning could be the coldest the area has had in a decade. Temperatures in the Northeast Kingdom region of Vermont could get as cold as 40 below.
For those of you who are not used to freakishly cold weather like this, here are some tips I found from a Free Press blog on how to deal with the cold:
- Stay inside as much as possible! Early risers, take the day off from your morning jog tomorrow. Extended exposure to air this cold could lead to frostbite (which will result in loss of feeling and paleness in the areas affected) or, if you get into real trouble, hypothermia.
- If you do go outside, several loose, lightweight layers is better than one really heavy layer of clothing. Make sure to wear a hat and gloves too, to protect all of your extremities from exposure to the air.
- Cover your mouth with a scarf or a neckwarmer to protect your lungs.
- If you have a car, make sure the gas tank is at least half-full.
- Be very careful about ice, it will get you when you least expect it.
For more information, this website has a lot of information.
Keep warm everybody. It could be worse, it is 56 below zero in Bettles, Alaska.