With the plummeting temperatures and strong winds forecasted for today, Monday and Tuesday you'll be better off staying inside.
However, if you must venture out into the cold, a press release from Wisconsin Emergency Management's ReadyWisconsin says layering your clothes, wearing a tightly woven coat, a scarf, hat and gloves will go a long way in keeping you safe from the elements. With temperatures as low as they are projected, frostbite can occur on exposed skin in less than 30 minutes.
Be sure to keep a winter survival kit in your car. ReadyWisconsin says you may need it to survive if you get stranded in your car. A complete kit should include water, snack foods like energy bars, a flashlight with extra batteries and a cell phone charger. Keeping a blanket in your car is another good idea.
These next few days are expected to be the coldest days so far this winter, with highs only in the single digits.