Tonight – The Coldest Night We Have Seen in 275 Days

Low temperatures overnight will bottom out in the teens and 20s

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Today, December 1st, 2020 was the coldest high temperature in 284 days! The last time the Queen City has seen a high temperature this low was February 21st, 2020 where we had a high of 44°. Overnight tonight into Tuesday morning we will experience an area-wide freeze as low temperatures bottom out in the teens and 20s. Tonight will be the coldest night since March 1st, 2020. Dma Low Temps Pop Out

Remember the 5 Ps of Winter Preparedness: 

PROTECT PEOPLE – Pay careful attention to children and the elderly. Dress in multiple layers when you are outdoors, especially at night when temperatures are below freezing.

PROTECT PETS – Bring your animals inside! If is too cold for you, it is too cold for them — especially with the cold, wet, and windy conditions. If your pet MUST absolutely be left outside, they should have shelter in a dry, warm place with their shelter facing AWAY from the wind.

PROTECT PLANTS – Cover them with blankets or bring them inside if you haven’t already.

PROTECT PIPES – Open cabinet doors to allow the warmth of your home to reach pipes under sinks and appliances near exterior walls. Open your faucets and allow a small stream of water to run at half the diameter of a pencil when temperatures drop into the 20s and teens.

PRACTICE FIRE SAFETY – Inspect all heating equipment before using. Check on your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.