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: https://www.weather.gov/bou/.
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.
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.
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.
4600 Humboldt St.
Denver, CO 80216
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