Snow is forecast to hit Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, and several other states in New England tomorrow, according to the National Weather Service. "A developing coastal low along the Carolina coast is expected to move northeast and rapidly strengthen east of New England. As a result, a period of light snow is possible across parts of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine into the overnight hours on Wednesday."
As you can see from the maps below, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, Rhode Island, and Connecticut are forecast to receive snow:
If you're going to be spending a lot of time outdoors, wear appropriate clothing to stay warm, per the CDC. For example, a wind-resistant coat or jacket, mittens, hats, scarves, and snow boots. Also, bring a cellphone in case you need to contact emergency services for whatever reason.
"When it's colder than 40 degrees Fahrenheit, don't leave infants outdoors for long periods of time," per the City of Boston. "Dress your children in warm, bright colors, and set time limits for outdoor play." It's also a good idea to avoid getting wet during cold weather. "Moisture can be very dangerous and speed up hypothermia. If you expect to get wet, keep a dry set of clothing nearby – especially a hat, gloves, socks, and boots."
The CDC recommends building an emergency kit containing essential supplies if you're stuck at home for several days due to cold weather or hazardous driving conditions. It might include:
- Road maps
- Windshield scraper
- First aid kit with any prescription medications
- Cell phone, portable charger, and extra batteries
- Water and snack food that's easy to prepare
- Canned compressed air with sealant for emergency tire repair
- Cat litter or sand to help tires get traction, or road salt to melt ice
- Booster cables with a fully charged battery or jumper cables
- Hazard or other reflectors
- Tow chains or rope
- Bright colored flag or help signs, emergency distress flag, and/or emergency flares
- Waterproof matches and a can to melt snow for water
- Items to stay warm such as extra hats, coats, mittens, and blankets
- Battery-powered radio with extra batteries
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