Thursday, January 24, 2013
The MSPCA offers some common sense rules to help avoid tragedy with your pets.
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Thursday, January 24
With temperatures below zero overnight and the cold expected to continue early this week, the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) offers these tips to make sure your pets are kept safe during extreme winter conditions. Editor's note: This information was provided by the MSPCA. Have any other tips for keeping your pet safe and comfy in the cold weather? Let us know in the comments.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Temperatures could drop into the single digits tonight – here are some tips.
Baby, it’s cold outside, and it’s going to get colder. Today's high is expected to be 17 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. A northwest wind of 14 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph will mean a wind chill value as low as -3. If you thought last night was cold, wait til tonight with a low of 4 degrees and a wind chill value of -3 with a west wind between 11 and 13 mph. Thursday will be sunny with a high near 20, and a wind chill value as low as -4, and gusty winds up to 28 mph. Thursday night will be mostly clear with a low of 5 and a gusty northwest wind as high as 29 mph. Friday will finally have a warm up, but there's also a 50 percent chance of snow. The cold weather can lead to icy conditions, as road salt doesn’…
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Cold temperatures are predicted for the area.
The National Weather Service is calling for cold temperatures this week. Here are some tips, courtesy of the National Weather Service, to keep in mind during this Arctic cold. 1. Minimize outdoor activities, especially for the elderly and very young. 2. Dress in several layers of loose-fitting clothing rather than a single layer of heavy clothing. 3. Wear a hat, mittens and waterproof boots. Cover your mouth with a scarf to protect your lungs. 4. When using heating sources such as fireplaces, wood stoves and space heaters, be sure to ventilate them correctly. 5. Test smoke alarms and keep carbon monoxide detectors handy. 6. Bring pets out of the cold. Don't assume they can handle the cold. If you are not warm, they are not either.