Arctic temperatures are blanketing 2/3 of the U.S. this week. In fact, some cities are seeing colder temperatures than those in actual arctic areas, and freeze warnings have reached as far south as Florida.
Despite the frigid temperatures, many drivers are still forced to endure the cold.
According to the Weather Channel, frostbite and hypothermia can set in quickly. In 10 degree temperatures with wind gusts at 30 mph, you could hypothermia and/or frostbite in just 30 minutes of exposure!
There are many ways to protect yourself from the affects of cold weather.
Wait at least 60 minutes to go outside after you’ve showered.
Don’t go outside with wet hair.
Cover as much of your skin as possible.
Dress in layers:
Layer 1 or Base Layer: Should be moisture-wicking.
Layer 2: Moisture resistent clothing.
Layer 3: Coat
Recognize the symptoms of:
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Baklavas are a great alternative to a ski mask. They protect your head, ears and neck without obscuring your view. Many are adjustable, as well. Try a Buff. They can be worn several different ways.