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Posted on: December 20, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Extreme cold resources and tips

Extreme cold

An arctic cold front will blast across Colorado sometime Wednesday, and snowfall is likely. Thursday's high temperature forecast is brutally cold, with temperatures dropping below zero through the night and into Friday morning.  Please follow these cold weather safety tips to stay safe and warm. Warming centers can be found below. Temperatures are expected to gradually increase over the weekend.

Extreme cold safety tips

  • Minimize travel
  • Stay indoors during the worst part of the extreme cold
  • Keep a winter survival kit in your vehicle if you must travel
  • Check tire pressure, antifreeze levels, heater/defroster, etc. 
  • Learn how to shut off water valves for potential pipe bursts
  • Check on the elderly and neighbors
  • Bring pets inside 

What to wear

  • Wear several layers of loose-fitting, lightweight, warm clothing, and a hat
  • Mittens or gloves for your hands
  • Cover your mouth to protect your lungs
  • Try to stay dry and out of the wind 

For additional information, visit:

Warming centers

1. Boulder: Boulder Shelter will be open Wednesday night, increasing capacity from 160 to 180. It will have a day shelter Thursday from 9:30am-4:30pm and late morning on Friday. The shelter will provide a grace day, but folks will still be required to sign up for coordinated entry.

Boulder Shelter 
4869 N. Broadway
Boulder, CO 80304

2. Longmont: Journey Church will be open Wednesday night, Thursday day and night, and Sunday night.  A Friday day and night shelter will be at Messiah Lutheran Church.

   Journey Church
   2000 Pike Rd. Unit A
   Longmont, CO 80501

  Messiah Lutheran Church
  1335 Francis St. 
  Longmont, CO 80501

Additional information on Longmont severe weather shelters. 

3. Denver: Denver Coliseum will serve as a 24-hour warming center beginning on Wednesday.

     Denver Coliseum
     4600 Humboldt St.
    Denver, CO 80216

Additional information

December 2022 Community Guide: English I Spanish
Resources for people experiencing homelessness: EnglishSpanish 

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