Oneida County Emergency Management

It only takes a step out the door before you know it's much colder than average for mid-to-late February. Cold can be a killer if you're not properly protected.

Oneida County Emergency Management spokesperson Dawn Robinson says there is one easy way to stay safe...

 "....if you do not need to travel, don't during this cold, bitter time. Not only do we need to limit our amount of time that we're outdoors, along with the time outside for our pets, it's hard on our cars as well...."

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A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the Northwoods for Thursday and Friday until 7 p.m. The National Weather Service says there could be a mix of rain, freezing rain, sleet and later inches of heavy wet snow, especially in the Lake Superior snowbelt and portions of Vilas, Iron and Price counties.

Dawn Robinson from Oneida County Emergency Management says this storm should put you back into a "winter" mindset...

" is winter so lets be a little prepared so we reduce the amount of damage or effects it may have on us...."