Here’s How Long Your Body Can Handle Extreme Cold Before Packing In


So it seems some parts of Northeast America are under about a mile of snow right now thanks to Winter Storm Jonas. Luckily, these chart will tell you how long you can last out in the cold without turning into a human popsicle.

Old Jonas is supposed to be dicking about with temperatures a bit too, with expected temps hitting mid-20s F in Washington, DC, and hovering in the upper 20s to low 30s in New York. Chilly.

If you’re thinking of popping to the shops to panic buy everything, you might also want to take this handy chart out with you to make sure your not going to end up like Boris in Goldeneye. Remember, windchill is just as important as the temperature on the old thermometer.

Hypothermia can also come into play any time the body temperature dips below normal. You can expect to be ailed with uncontrollable shivering, memory loss, disorientation, incoherence, slurred speech, drowsiness, and obvious exhaustion. Happy days.

If you take a tumble into a body of open water while you’re out trekking, then things go from bad to worse quickly.

Take care of yourselves out there and stay away from open bodies of water, no matter how tempting it might be to cannonball through the ice.