CDC offers tips on keeping extreme cold at bay.
The National Weather Service predicts Tiverton and Little Compton will feel some of the coldest temperatures of the season during the next 72 hours. An arctic blast of frigid air will cause evening temperatures to drop into the single digits and daytime highs will struggle to get out of the teens. "This will definitely be the coldest weather so far this season, and perhaps even colder than anything observed last winter," according to the NWS. The US Center’s for Disease Control & Prevention’s brochure, entitled “EXTREME COLD: A Prevention Guide to Promote Your Personal Health & Safety,” provides a number of tips people can use to help combat the cold and its effects on homes, cars and people this week.
Temperatures could drop into the single digits tonight – here are some tips.
Baby, it’s cold outside, and it’s going to get a lot colder. On the roads, that can lead to icy conditions, as road salt doesn’t work as well in temperatures below 20 degrees, according to a Rhode Island public works director. It's something to keep in mind on walkways around your home, too. You might want to try calcium chloride on your walkways, which works at lower temperatures. You can pick some up at Humphrey's. Frozen pipes are another problem, especially for those of us in older houses. If you have pipes that are near exposed areas, follow the tips below. The information on freezing pipes below comes from the Red Cross: Water has a unique property in that it expands as it freezes. This expansion puts tremendous pressure on whatever…