Drain your fountains, let your faucets drip, and put on as many layers as you can – it’s about to get cold!
Over the next 7 days, we will be seeing one of the longest and coldest fronts in over 2 years as a massive wave of arctic air sweeps across America.
From December 31st through January 7th, Charlotte’s highs will remain in the 30s and our lows will drop to the teens and below (wind chills could even hit 0).
This is one cold 10-day forecast. Stay warm folks! #cltwx #ncwx #scwx pic.twitter.com/tfXq4NqNBe
— Brad Panovich (@wxbrad) December 29, 2017
If you moved here from Ohio or New York (like myself), you may be rolling your eyes, but if you’re from Florida or California, get ready.
To prepare your car, top off all your fluids, especially your oil, power steering fluid, and antifreeze. You’ll also want to check your tires and make sure your air pressure is over 32 PSI.
To prepare your home, make sure to drain all fountains and exterior water fixtures. Always let at least one of your faucets drip to avoid freezing pipes. Consider buying a humidifier if you’re sensitive to dry air. If you have an older home with older windows, investing in some shrink film insulation will save you a ton on your heating bill.
To prepare yourself, buy some thermal gloves, a warm hat, and a winter jacket. If you’re going to spend any length of time outside, you may even want to consider buying an electric heating jacket.
If you have a pet – make sure to read our article about how to keep your furry friend warm!
Please share this article with anyone who just moved here from the South West, California, or Florida!