Doctors fear a cold New Year’s Eve can create big problems for party goers. Dr. Ryan Fey from the Hennepin County Medical Center says frostbite can strike within minutes. “In extreme cold, you could be looking at frostbite in two to five minutes,” Fey said. People trying to ring in the new year with a few libations can get in to big trouble if they mix it with the extreme cold.
Medical experts say you should stay inside instead of braving the bitterly cold weather on Sunday. Dr. Gary Mayeux, an emergency physician at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, says you need to dress appropriately if you’re going to be outside, even for just a few minutes. “Anytime you’re talking negative-degree temperatures, it can be a matter of only a few minutes before you developed signs of frostbite,” Mayeux said. “You see it in the news recently, it can sometimes even develop into amputations of the area that are involved, so it can be very serious and life threatening.”
Doctors have upgraded the condition of a University of Minnesota Duluth student found unconscious in subzero cold earlier this month from critical to serious, hospital officials said Tuesday.
The Duluth Police Department has reportedly closed the case of a 19-year-old college freshman found unconscious on a neighbor’s porch. That student, Alyssa Jo Lommel, is being treated at Regions Hospital in St. Paul this morning for severe hypothermia. She is in critical condition.
A college student is in the hospital Tuesday night after experiencing just how cruel a Minnesota’s winter can be. Nineteen-year-old Alyssa Jo Lommel’s family says she may lose limbs after she spent all night Friday outside in subzero temperatures.
Dangerously cold temperatures have settled into western and central Minnesota. Subzero readings and brisk winds are expected to create wind chill readings that could drop to between 25 and 35 degrees below zero. The National Weather Service issued a wind chill advisory for central and western Wisconsin Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning.
The Twin Cities was pounded by several inches of snow on Wednesday, and now cold temperatures and freezing wind chills are arriving behind it to mark an early arrival for winter. With that comes the increased danger for frostbite. It’s brutal, and even dangerous. We hear a lot about frostbite in the winter, and we wondered what exactly is it?
A University of North Dakota hockey player who suffered frostbite to toes on his right foot Jan. 31 says he was woefully unprepared for the minus-33 degree wind chill temperatures that evening.
Hospital officials say a star University of North Dakota hockey player who suffered frostbite to toes on his right foot has full use of all of his extremities.
The University of North Dakota says sophomore hockey forward Danny Kristo is now listed in fair condition at a St. Paul, Minn., hospital.
Even before Friday’s cold snap, doctors said it has been one of the worst winters they’ve seen for frostbite.