Stories tagged with: Cold Weather

April 10, 2012 - 10:38am
3 years 16 weeks ago

Farmer's markets in the area could sport empty shelves when it comes to produce this spring.

Due to the warm weather allowing fruit to develop early and the snaps of cold freezing temperatures one expert said we could see a lack of locally grown fruit.

"The more developed that fruit is the less of the cold temperature they can take and I think as a result of the last few freezes we probably won't see any plums, probably won't see any local peaches, pears, all those and it's...

February 9, 2012 - 7:31pm
3 years 25 weeks ago

A blast of winter weather is heading our way as temperatures dip below the freezing mark.

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross is advising residents to take precautions when it comes to alternative heating sources.

"One of the things is with alternative heat sources, especially wood burners, have your chimney cleaned and inspected to make sure that you're not going to have a chimney fire," said Executive Director Marlene Henderson.  "Keep all combustibles at...

February 10, 2010 - 5:50pm
5 years 25 weeks ago

We've been dealing with the snow out of this winter system, and now the winds are beginning to pick up.

If you aren't covered properly, it can cause your ears, nose, and fingers to develop frostnip or frostbite. There's a misconception though. You don't have to be out in the cold for a long period of time for these cold-weather injuries to develop.

"Sometimes people look at the temperature gauge, and they see it's only 10 degrees or 15 degrees. Then they're like 'hey, that's...

February 8, 2010 - 6:22pm
5 years 25 weeks ago

Car dealerships are trying to warm up their cars and to keep them in good condition.

A mixture of a significant snowfall and low's falling below zero last night caused a lot of car engines to run around town throughout the day.

"First off, we make sure they have plenty of gas in them-plenty of fuel. We try to start them very periodically to make sure the batteries are up and running. Then basically it's starting them, letting them warm up, and getting the windshield...

January 8, 2010 - 6:07pm
5 years 29 weeks ago


People often worry about dehydration in the hot summer months, but cold weather can actually increase your risk of dehydration.

David Davis the Director of Emergency Services for Genesis-Good Samaritan Hospital says when the air you breathe is very dry, it takes more moisture from your body to process it.  Also, in cold weather people do not think to drink water as often as they would in the hot summer.

"Your outside your working, your hot, but you may not realize...

January 5, 2010 - 5:49pm
5 years 30 weeks ago

Weather experts are calling it the coldest winter the US will experience in about 25 years, And an advancing system could bring some of the coldest temperatures we've seen this season by the end of the week.

That could pose a problem to some farmers down south, who are worried this extended cold snap could damage the citrus crop and the strawberry plant.

So, they are implementing techniques to help protect their crops.

"As I understand, the strawberry farmers are...

January 4, 2010 - 6:17pm
5 years 30 weeks ago

People are adapting to the cold weather we've been experiencing since the start of the new year.

Community Ambulance says it's hardly had any cold-weather runs because everyone's bundling up and staying inside to keep warm, but Executive Director, Phil Koster, wants to remind everyone of a big factor that goes along with those cold temperatures.

"Don't underestimate wind chill. I know we talk a lot about temperature and how cold it is, especially when it's below freezing,...

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