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Tips for staying healthy in frigid temperatures1m53s

Tips for staying healthy in frigid temperatures

With temperatures reaching below zero, it's time to consider how frigid temperatures impact your health. Dr. Matt Nelson, emergency medicine physician at HSHS St. Vincent Hospital, says his biggest concern in the winter is hypothermia. Dr. Nelson says it mostly affects those who are very old or young. Other common conditions dr. Nelson has seen during the winter include frostbite and dehydration. He recommends everyone to avoid being outside for long periods of time. But if you must be outside, here’s what you need to know: - Dress warm by adequately layering up. - Use hand and feet warmers to avoid frostbite. - Stay hydrated because the air is dry. - Avoid alcohol if you're spending time outside. - If you're traveling make sure you have emergency kit and equipment like a warm blanket. "I’d say every hour you need to warm up for at least fifteen minutes,” says Dr. Nelson. “Get yourself warm. Drink some warm liquids to warm your insides. Eat something too. That's important too.” Dr. Nelson also mentioned local warming shelters for those who need it: St. John's Homeless Shelter and New Community Shelter.

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Published: January 21, 2019
NBC26 Storm Shield weather forecast4m52s

NBC26 Storm Shield weather forecast

The biggest snowstorm of the winter arrives Tuesday. Winter storm watches have been issued for Marquette, Green Lake, Fond Du Lac, and Sheboygan Counties.....with a Winter Advisory farther north. You will be needing the shovels and the snow blowers perhaps by Tuesday evening. Right now it appears that a band of snow will quickly sweep through early Tuesday morning north of Highway 29, then a lull until lunch hour followed by widespread snowfall overspreads the entire area from the southwest. This will continue into Wednesday morning and should make an exit out of the area by lunchtime. Snowfall totals at this time will range from 5 to 9 inches area-wide with some locally higher totally between 9 to 11 inches possible. A weak clipper on Thursday may bring a light dusting of snowfall following by some very chilly air on Friday with highs possibly staying below zero for many spots. the weekend doesn't look too much better, afternoon highs will stay in the negative single digits. Record low temps are possible Saturday morning if we have clear skies & light winds. More snow arrives on Monday.

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Published: January 21, 2019