(Toledo News Now) –
Sure, northwest Ohio is known for having pretty significant winter weather. We’re used to snow. People bundle up, build a few snowmen, go sledding, and mostly enjoy the wintry conditions.
What we’re not used to is the kind of cold we’re expecting to see for the week of January 15th. We’re looking at double digit negative temperatures at times. We’re expecting a 48 hour stretch where air temperature doesn’t rise before zero Monday – Wednesday. The wind chill could drop to as low as -40 at times. These are conditions not seen here, so many residents may not be aware of the inherent danger that comes with this kind of cold.
The biggest concern is frostbite. Frostbite can develop in as little as 5 minutes in temperatures like that. But there are several types of cold stress – all of them serious – and we want you to familiarize yourself with them as this weather approaches. You want to make sure you’re taking the proper precautions and most importantly – staying inside.
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