Feb 2, 2022 - Things to Do

Tips to stay warm ahead of Denver's latest cold front

Illustration of a snow globe with the Denver skyline inside it.

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

If the snow looks enticing Wednesday, keep in mind it's frigid outside.

By the numbers: The wind chill temperatures are expected to dip below 0° and the low is forecast to hit -1°.

  • Thursday will be sunny but a face-freezing 22° and lows hovering near 0°.

What to know: We turned to our Axios colleague Monica Eng in Chicago for advice on how to stay warm.

  • She reports she uses a heating pad on her office chair and wears microwavable slippers filled with rice to keep her toes toasty.
  • Her bathroom is warm, so she sometimes works from her tub with her dog on her lap. Seriously, here's a photo.

Other tips she received from fellow midwesterners:

  • Work in a room you can close and get a portable heater.
  • Exercise. Pushups and jumping jacks get your blood pumping.
  • Make a "simmer pot" that smells good and adds humidity.

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