According to the National Weather Service, it's going drop to just below zero in Albuquerque tonight, and with windchill, it's going to feel like a brisk -21.
Thought this would be an opportunity to review some some cold safety tips for your home, courtesy of your neighbor and mine, State Farm. (I'm sure Farmers has some too, I just came across State Farm's first). Here are some highlights:
Disconnect garden hoses and, if practical, use an indoor valve to shut off and drain water from pipes leading to outside faucets. This reduces the chance of freezing in the short span of pipe just inside the house.
A trickle of hot and cold water might be all it takes to keep your pipes from freezing. Let warm water drip overnight, preferably from a faucet on an outside wall.
Open cabinet doors to allow heat to get to uninsulated pipes under sinks and appliances near exterior walls.
And thought it probably goes without saying that you and your pets should stay warm and safe and inside tonight, please stay warm and safe inside tonight - both you and your furry friends.