Created: 01/06/2014 10:23 PM WDIO.com
By: Alan Hoglund
Cold temperatures what the Northland has been seeing recently are no joke. To say it's cold is an understatement. It's really cold, dangerously cold.
A thermometer in downtown Duluth Monday displayed a frigid -22 degrees. That's not including wind chill.
Head outside with hands exposed, nose, ears or any skin for that matter, you can get frostbite in a matter of minutes. But staying warm doesn't have to be that hard. In fact, it's a science.
Paul Moores, with Trailfitters in Duluth, said "the best way to stay warm would be to layer. Put on a base layer, a mid-layer and maybe a heavier outer layer."
Moores said the base layer can be long underwear, the mid-layer can be a sweater or sweatshirt, and the outer layer is a jacket. "Layering works because you're trapping air between the layers. Air is what is keeping you warm. you're trying to insulate yourself from the cold," he said.
If you've got the money, a down jacket is the way to go. Moore's said the puffier it is, the better.
"It traps air really well," he said. "It is very light...so it keeps you really warm."
To keep those feet warm, stay away from cotton socks. Moores said wool is best. "Wool is better than cotton or synthetic because of the fiber that it's made of. It draws moisture away from your foot."
According to the Centers for Disease Control, moisture causes your body to cool down rapidly.
If you work outside, or just have to shovel the sidewalk, make sure you're paying attention to whether you're shivering. If it's persistent, the CDC said you should get inside fast.
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