"Frozen" and "Snowy." It's in the forecast. And not just for a certain movie kids will be clamoring for this winter.
The Farmers' Almanac has rolled out its predictions for 2019-2020, and for those people who cringe at the cold, let's just say, "We're sorry." Indiana, Illinois and the Great Lakes are solidly in that "Frozen, Snowy" category predicted.
The good news? You've got some time to be prepared.
Here are our top stories to help you get ready for the Polar Coaster of 2019-2020.
Dangerous Winter Temperatures And Your Health
Bundling up isn't just key for kids standing at the school bus. Preparing yourself against hypothermia and frostbite is a concern for all ages, particularly the very young and older adults.
Health conditions like high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and asthma can all be negatively impacted by extreme cold. If your conditions aren't in good control, talk with your doctor now about strategies to improve your health.
Here's what you need to know about dangerously cold temperatures and your health.
Bundle Up Baby
Puffy coats and snow suits look adorable, but they're not safe in case of an accident. Here are tips for keeping your youngest children safe when traveling on the roads, not to mention what kind of clothing you should be buying for winter weather.
Stock Up On These Travel Essentials
Sure, you might now where that ice scraper is. But whether you're a commuter or headed on the roads for holiday travel, decide now that you'll prepare with these 10 winter essentials for your car.
Winter Sports For The Family
We're taking it on faith that a Polar Coaster means the temperatures will warm up eventually so it's safe to spend time outside. Exercising outdoors in the cold, crisp air is exhilarating. Perhaps even more important, it offers a host of physical benefits anyone can enjoy.
Check out these ideas for getting outside as a family and what cold-weather gear you might want to plan ahead for on that holiday shopping list.
Cold Weather Clothing For Winter Workouts
Preparation can go a long way when you exercise in frigid temperatures. Check out these tips for those days when it's safe to spend extended time outdoors.
Whatever the weather - or what we call it: Polar Coaster, Polar Roller Coaster, or just plain cold - heed these smart choices for your health.
By Robbie Schneider
Social Media Manager