Tonight – The Coldest Night We Have Seen in 275 Days

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


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.