Finding things to do outside during the cold, snowy season can be fun, good exercise, and keep cabin fever at bay. However, the cold and snow can be dangerous for even the most healthy among us. The National Weather Service has provided some helpful tips to stay safe, from your driveway to your favorite fishing hole:
Avoid or limit outdoor activities during times of extreme cold.
What to Wear:
Many victims are unaware that frostbite has set in since the skin has become numb. However, here are some warning signs:
If you or someone in your party has frost bite follow these steps:
THE SCOOP ABOUT SNOW SHOVELING
While shoveling snow can be good exercise, it can also be deadly for optimistic shovelers who take on more than they can handle. The Minnesota Safety Council offers the following shoveling tips to help you get a handle on safe shoveling.
ICE FISHING SAFETY......
Remember the dangers of snow cover and ice when you venture out onto Minnesota and Dakota rivers and lakes this winter.
OTHER WINTER WEATHER TIPS