I don’t pretend to be an expert at anything except ditching chores on college football Saturday afternoons. With that said, I do have some experience in cold, snowy, winter weather. My climbing hobby has taken me to Mount Washington N.H. which is one of the colder, and certainly windiest places in America. Many bad things have happened to experienced and non-experienced climbers that have taken to the Mount Washington’s slopes without the proper cold weather gear. None of the victims of the mountain’s deadly storms planned to fail. They simply failed to plan. This week the region has been hit with severe weather. The cold weather is expected to continue through Thursday in with lows expected in the single digits to below zero. the wind chills may be 10-20 degrees below zero! When you travel outside please dress for the conditions. In fact, you should dress like you may expect to be stranded for awhile. Limit your travel and try to stay indoors if you can. In these conditions a car breakdown, or vehicle crash could turn into a life threatening event.
Stay warm and Happy Holidays!
Chief Brian Miller