Hypothermia Alert (7 PM)

Unfortunately it seems winter is trying to rear its ugly head. Remember to check on your elderly and disabled neighbors.

This is an important message from the District of Columbia AlertDC system.

The Hypothermia Alert will be activated tonight at 7:00pm EST. According to the NWS, the current temperature is 47 degrees. Tonight’s weather forecast will be mostly clear, with a low around 28 degrees, breezy, with a northwest wind 11 to 14 mph, and gusts as high as 21 mph. The wind tonight will be in the 20s.

Hypothermia season has begun. When the actual or forecast temperature, including wind chill, is 32 degrees or below, the District issues a Hypothermia Alert. To request shelter transport for DC residents who are homeless and on the street now, contact the Shelter Hotline at uposh@upo.org, (202) 399-7093, 211, or 1-800-535-7252.

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