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Madison Offers Warming Centers to Combat Arctic Temperature Exposure

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The Borough of Madison has designated several warming centers throughout the downtown and surrounding area for residents who may need a break from extremely cold temperatures. Credits: Borough of Madison
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New Year’s Day brought freezing temperatures as low as 5 degrees to Madison, and more chilly weather is in the forecast. For Madisonians in need of some warmth on these extra cold days, the borough has designated several warming centers throughout the downtown and surrounding area. 

If the frigid weather becomes too much to bear, warm up at one of these locations:

  • Hartley Dodge Memorial Building at 50 Kings Road, open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except holidays
  • Madison Civic Center at 28 Walnut St., available Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except holidays
  • Madison Public Library at 39 Keep St., Monday-Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., except holidays; Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m.
  • The Public Safety Complex at 62 Kings Road is also open 24/7 for use in an emergency. 

Madison officials remind residents to stay in warm locations as often as possible and limit the amount of time spent outside when temperatures are extremely cold. 

If cold environments or temperatures cannot be avoided, follow these borough recommendations to protect from cold stress:

  • Wear appropriate clothing.
  • Wear several layers of loose clothing for better insulation.
  • Tight clothing reduces blood circulation. Warm blood needs to be circulated to the extremities.
  • Be aware that some clothing may restrict movement and result in a hazardous situation.
  • Always protect ears, face, hands and feet in extremely cold weather.
  • A hat will keep your whole body warmer and reduce the body heat that escapes from your head.
  • Boots should be waterproof and insulated.
     

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