It doesn’t look so nice between today and Monday…down to -2 degrees and snowing. That’s the response I got from Siri just now when I asked how the next few days of weather would be. I guess the response could be subjective. If you like winter sports like sledding or skiing you might find this weekend wonderfully nice.
Whether or not you like the cold snowy weather there are a few things to keep in mind if you are out and about this weekend. Some of these things might seem elementary and you might recall your grandma or mom telling you this; If you are going to be outside for any length of time be sure to wear multiple layers of clothing. This should include water resistant boots and jacket. Being wet can cause you to be chilled fast. Also, if you are out shoveling, remember that the cold can put additional strain on your heart. If you’ve experienced any signs of heart disease or high blood pressure in the past, you might consider reaching out to someone for help or wait until it warms up.
While traveling in a vehicle during inclement weather it’s always best to make sure you have an emergency kit with you. Here’s a list of some things to consider putting in your vehicle before trekking out in your car.
· Hand Warmers – these are cheap to buy and easily stowed away
· Blanket – a blanket along with handwarmers will keep you warm
· Food and Drink – it’s rare that anyone finds themselves stranded for more than a day but with snacks and an energy drink you be more comfortable.
· Flashlight and flares – in an extreme situation you can use the flares to signal for help. A flashlight also may be needed to see in the dark if you need to change a flat or walk to safety
If you can think of any other items that would be helpful and would like to share, please message me and I’ll add them to the list. What ever you do this weekend I hope you all remain save and well.