By Natalie Zarowny
When it comes to frost bite it's the wind chill and not the temperature that matters.
Doctors say with wind chills from 30 to 50 below zero it doesn't take long to land you in the E.R.
"You can get hypothermia and frostbite within minutes," said Benjamin Kolner, a physician assistant at Unity Point Care.
Frostbite signs to look out for?
Numbness in fingers, clumsiness, and skin looking whiter and waxier.
As for hypothermia?
Shivering, slurred speech, clumsiness, and a weak pulse are just some symptoms.
Another thing to watch out for is any intense physical activity during this cold weather, as sweat, can be harmful.
"Getting a layer of sweat on your body can be dangerous if you don't have the right layers on. Water held up against the skin can make your skin much colder and draw the moisture away," said Kolner.
Doctors stress the most important thing is not to leave any skin exposed.
Your face, nose, cheeks, and chin are the most common areas to get frostbite.