PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The entire Philadelphia region is shivering Tuesday thanks to a bitter blast of arctic cold. It marks the region’s coldest day in three years, with wind chills in the single digits.
Before leaving home, you want to make sure you are bundled up.READ MORE: Phillies' Bryce Harper Out Indefinitely With Broken Thumb After Being Hit By Pitch In 4-2 Win Over Padres
Folks got the message Monday night. Eyewitness News was driving around and of course, there was no shortage of scarves, hats, and gloves, except if you were a runner.
One group of runners taking in the conditions at the Art Museum wasn’t dressed for the weather, but they took the cold in stride.
“I got my thermals underneath, so I’m fairly warm,” Elder Thompson said.
The group of runners, like many, usually kick off their mornings exercising at the iconic Rocky Steps.Philadelphia Weather: Tracking Possible Showers And Storms For The Fourth Of July Weekend
Elder Wayment, who wasn’t wearing gloves or a hat, said he wasn’t too cold.
Luckily in the Philly area, most of the snow has moved out making it pretty clear, but it’s still very cold and in some cases even dangerous. Officials are warning people to be on the lookout for symptoms of hypothermia like shivering, disorientation drowsiness, and frostbite.
If you are leaving home for a while, keep your heat on at least 55 degrees.
Officials say if you don’t have to leave your home, then don’t, and if you are going to be out just don’t be out for extended periods of time.
The group at the Art Museum was only out for about 15 minutes.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Police Find Man's Body Burned, Possibly Shot In East Mount Airy
“It’s cold but that run warmed me up,” Thompson said.