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Extreme heat continues with scattered storms throughout the weekend

News 12 offers tips on staying safe in the cold

News 12 meteorologists say the frigid conditions won't be improving any time soon, which could be potentially dangerous. Experts advise to stay indoors, but if venturing out in the cold, it's important

News 12 Staff

Jan 8, 2015, 8:48 AM

Updated 3,453 days ago

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News 12 meteorologists say the frigid conditions won't be improving any time soon, which could be potentially dangerous.
Experts advise to stay indoors, but if venturing out in the cold, it's important to dress in layers to lessen the chances of frostbite.
Dr. Eric Nazziola, medical director at St. John's Riverside Hospital in Yonkers, says there are warning signs to avoid frostbite and hypothermia during the deep freeze.
"If you start to feel pain and numbness in your fingers and toes, that's a signal that your body is doing things to try and keep itself warm," he says.
It's also important not to dress in too many layers, as moisture from perspiration can draw away body heat.
 


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