There are bitterly cold temperatures across Mid-Missouri with temperatures in the low 20s and wind chills 0 to -15 degrees.
Residents heading out the door this morning will want to make sure to bundle up to avoid dangerous conditions in these temperatures.
It only takes a few minutes for your skin to be susceptible to frostbite.
Dehydration, numbness, and hypothermia are issues in this cold weather as well.
Plan extra time to scrape the ice off your windshield.
The city also has several spots where anyone can go during the day to get out of the freezing temperatures. Those include:
ARC (Activity and Recreation Center) at 1707 West Ash Street – (573) 874-7700
Armory Sports and Community Center at 701 East Ash Street – (573) 874-7466
Boone County Government Center at 801 East Walnut – (573) 886-4305
Columbia/Boone County Health Department at 1005 West Worley – (573) 874-7488
Columbia Public Library at 100 West Broadway – (573)443-3161
Salvation Army at 1108 West Ash Street – (573) 442-3229
Salvation Army Harbor House at 602 North Ann – (573) 442-1984
St. Francis House at 901 Rangeline – (573) 875-4913