The Capital Region will be experiencing frigid cold temperatures until Tuesday, Jan. 25 2011. Some towns will reach temperatures at 40 below and frost bite may occur on bare skin in as little as 1-5 minutes.
What should be done during this time:
- Stay inside and wear layers of clothing and have plenty of extra blankets available
- Leave all pets indoors
- Warm up your car and make sure your gas tank is full to prevent ice from filling up in the tank
- Turn up the heat in your home to reduce the chances of pipes freezing
Tips to keep your home safe from the cold:
- Leave the work to the professionals
- Keep the heat at a decent temperature
- Keep the water running
- Leave your cabinet doors open
- Check insulation around windows that are exposed to the cold air
- Just in case a problem does occur, have a phone number handy
Tips that were sent in from our viewing audience:
Alison Meinhart Michalek- SNUGGLE!! (Some may get heated watching these football games this afternoon!!)
Christine Marcotte- Keep your blinds down, and tuck your curtains behind the blinds and it does work, cause I do all the time.
Andi Bryant- We have an extra gallon of fresh water in the fridge should a water main break near us tonight. There have been breaks already in town today. There is NO way I'm going without my morning coffee.
Michele L Kuhne- Dress in layers, even in the house. If your pipes tend to freeze leave water dripping at night so it keeps flowing. Try to eliminate any drafty areas around your foundation or cellar windows so the cold air doesn't get in. With all the snow we have had it does act as insulation.
Chris Luft- Drink lots of hot chocolate ;)
Jeannie Smith- Dress warm in layers and stay in if you can and make homemade soups
Cherie Cassidy- A good hot dinner and a glass of wine
Connie Gosselin- Bake some cookies everybody hang out in the kitchen
Joyce Consadine Nichols- Stay in and curl up under lots of blankets!
Jennie VanWormer- HOT BATHS...good book
Gali Conklin- family snuggle time
Janet Mae Singler- Wrap yourself in an electric blanket and about 200 yards of extention cord. and don't unwrap till May!
Vikki Schifano DePietro- It's grab the one you love and snuggle on the couch under a blanket DAY !!
Soap Rookie- Jump up and down...often...while watching the Jets vs Steelers game.
Linda Neal- Pot of Chili, glass of wine and a dog on your lap!!
Dale Kelley- exercise!
Melissa Maslanka- Cover windows with old sheets if they are drafty, helps keep the heat in and the COLD out. keep a ceiling fan going to push the hot air down and moving.
Sherry Smith- Just stay inside and let the weather pass - go out when it is over. Make pets do their business quick as possible and warm their feet when you get back inside. Wrap them up in a blanket and rub them to get them back up to temperture. Warm your cars up for a minimum of 20 minutes before you try to drive them or you might find yourself stranded on the side of the road. Keep blankets, gloves, extra socks, boots and other provisions in your car incase of emergency in the winter to stay warm until help can get to you
Lisa Marie Berry- We bake and cook lots of things on cold days. With the stove going the furnace doesnt have to work so hard to keep the house warm. :)