Staying warm and safe in extreme cold

Staying warm and safe in extreme cold

From South Dakota to the gulf and Kansas to New York, the country has been enveloped in frigid air, snowstorms and other woes that accompany winter, and in some parts of the country the end may not be what we consider soon.

As Punxsutawney Phil predicted six more weeks of weather, the weather in Lincoln County was pleasant. In fact, compared to what Phil has brought us in the past few days, the weather then was idyllic.

In Lincoln, it was 48 degrees on Groundhog Day and 62 degrees just two days later. But by Saturday, Feb. 8 the high was 12 degrees, the low was 3 and wind chills brought it even lower. With the high forecast in the teens, the Weather Channel predicts a high of 1 degree on Sat., Feb. 13 with a windchill of 9 below.

Six more weeks of winter would bring us toward the end of March before we can catch a break. That can feel like a long time when you’re struggling to stay warm.

 

 

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