It's been a crazy couple of weeks weather-wise in Oklahoma. We've gone from mildly warm to bitterly cold in just a few short days. In case you haven't checked the forecast lately, we'll be seeing temperatures around 35 degrees today (12-22-22) and that's the high temp by the way. Mother Nature is being really, really moody!

Make sure you keep at least a half a tank of gas or more in your vehicle when it's cold


Tomorrow (12-23-22) isn't looking much better with overnight temps in the single digits around 7-8 degrees. The only good news is that we'll be warming up slightly by Sunday (12-25-22) afternoon sometime.


To help battle this crazy Oklahoma Winter weather we've found some really useful tips and tricks to help keep you warm and safe until Mother Nature gives us a reprieve. You can find all kinds of tips and tricks online, YouTube has tons of great videos on the subject and is a great resource for winter weather life hacks.

Hit play on the video below for some winter weather tips & home hacks to battle the cold

One of the biggest cold weather "things to do" is bring your pets indoors where it's warm. As the old saying goes "If you're cold, they are too." I hate to see pets stuck outside when it's really cold, it's just cruel.

Another great tip is to make sure all your hoses are disconnected from the outside water spigots to avoid bursting pipes. You'll also want to open your cabinet doors in bathrooms and kitchens to get some heat to the pipes and leave a small trickle of water running to avoid freezing pipes. That's never a good time.

If you're cold, they're cold. Don't forget about your pets, bring them in where it's warm

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William Smith/ Townsquare Media of the Hudson Valley

Keep at least a half tank or more of gas in your vehicle during the winter and top off frequently. It has several benefits including the additional weight it creates that will help with traction, especially in rear-wheel vehicles. Plus you typically use more gas in the winter due to warming the vehicle up and road conditions.

One of the biggest safety issues with cold weather is space heaters. Be very, very careful with those, and make sure you turn them off when not in use, and make sure they're clear of anything flammable. Stay safe and warm, preferably indoors over the next couple of days until things warm up some and improve.

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