A strong arctic high-pressure system is expected to bring freezing conditions across the country. The cold air will allow for a winter storm to develop, bringing significant impacts to the central and eastern US states, which could affect travel. Power outages are also a concern, as winds could gust as high as 60 mph in some regions.
Additional information can be found through the National Weather Service at www.weather.gov, (upper left of page to see your area forecast by zip code), The Weather Channel at www.weather.com, or AccuWeather at www.accuweather.com.
** If you are a patient, and believe this event will negatively impact access to care, please contact your local dialysis facility to understand treatment availability.**
Winter Weather/Extreme Cold Resources
- Snowstorm Health – Tips for People on Dialysis: Handout
- Ready.gov Disasters and Emergencies: Snowstorms
- CDC – Be Prepared to Stay Safe and Healthy in Winter: English|Spanish
- CDC – Extreme Cold: A Prevention Guide to Promote Your Personal Health and Safety: Website