The Vermont Department of Safety has issued a weather alert for the whole state. Most of us are familiar with the dos and don'ts that accompany cold weather, but it doesn't hurt to review. This is going to be a mean couple of days with deep cold and some gusty winds that could mean whiteouts on roads and dangerous wind chill temperatures. Pay attention to livestock and keep an eye on your neighbors to be sure they are safe, too. Severe cold spells often result in overheated stoves and/or chimney fires, so please be careful.
The warning is for Northern Vermont and New York. We will be getting snow along with the below-zero temperatures and winds. Best to stay inside if you can, but if you must go out, be sure all exposed skin is covered. Frost bite is not fun and can happen within minutes without your realizing it.