WEATHER BLOG: Dangerously Cold Temperatures

Posted at 5:16 AM, Jan 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-12 10:16:00-05

Tuesday we will see some of the coldest conditions we have seen this season. Temperatures will remain in the single digits for the better part of the morning. Wind chills will remain below zero through at least the lunch hour. 

It forced numerous school closures across the area, including Tulsa Public Schools. 

As of 5 a.m. on Tuesday, air temperatures in Tulsa were at 7 degrees and wind chills were coming in at 11 degrees below zero.

There are some very important reminders when temperatures get this low.

Know hypothermia symptoms. Those include: confusion, dizziness, severe shivering. 

Know frostbite symptoms: numbness, greyish, white, blue, yellow skin. 

Avoid frozen pipes, make sure to let pipes drip and wrap outdoor pipes.

Do not use a stove or oven to heat your home.

If you have a space heater, make sure it is on a hard flat surface away from lose clothes or bedding. 

Bring your pets indoors. Pets are like children, if you wouldn't leave your kids outside, don't leave your pets out either. 

Finally, check on your neighbors and the elderly in these cold times.