Hypothermia is caused by prolonged exposure to extremely cold temperatures.

Some factors that can increase your risk for hypothermia include age, medications or existing medical conditions.

Hyperthermia can come on within minutes and, in some cases, it can be deadly.

Hypothermia can also set in in the time it takes you to walk your dog, shovel your driveway or wait at a bus stop.

The National Weather Service recommends monitoring yourself and others for the signs of hypothermia.

If you recognize these symptoms, you should get inside and try to warm up.

Be weather aware and stay warm and safe.