Severe Cold Weather on the Way

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm advisory for Wednesday afternoon through the night and a wind chill watch from Wednesday evening through Friday morning.

Extreme cold weather can pose a danger to your health and safety. Wind chills could reach 55 below zero, which can cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as five minutes.

City of Greeley officials recommend people stay home if possible. If you need to go outside, remember to limit your time outdoors, take breaks to warm up and dress warmly in several layers of clothing, including a hat and mittens.

Cold Weather Shelter for Dec. 21-23
Adults 18 and older can stay warm and safe from extreme weather at United Way’s cold weather shelter, located at 870 28th St., Greeley. Call 970-515-6281 for more information. The Salvation Army will also operate a cold weather shelter, located at 1119 6th St, Greeley.

Individual women and families can seek overnight shelter at the Guadalupe Community Center, 1442 N 11th Ave., Greeley. Call 970-353-3720 for more information.

Free Bus Rides
The Greeley Evans Transit bus system will be free all day on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Find bus routes and times at or call 970-350-9287.

Volunteers Needed
United Way’s Housing Navigation Center needs volunteers on Thursday, December 22, and Friday, December 23, to accommodate additional daytime guests during the extreme cold weather. Register for a 3-hour block of time to help United Way staff clean, serve meals, be available to guests, and to do other volunteer activities. Email Crystal Mendoza ( with questions or register.

Salvation Army in downtown Greeley needs volunteers for a storm-response cold weather overnight shelter on Wednesday and Thursday, December 21 and 22, from 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. Call 970-346-1661 ext 202 to sign up.

For this storm-related cold weather shelter resources visit this City of Greeley webpage.

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