Warming Stations

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory  with extreme cold temperatures warning for St Clair County which remains in effect until Thursday, January 31, 2019.   Occasional lake effect snow squalls could develop tonight. The most intense squalls will cause extremely dangerous travel conditions.  Light to moderate snow accumulation is possible tonight mainly between the I-96 and I-69 corridors.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Wednesday through Monday – A wind chill warning is in effect. See the forecast for detail. Light snow accumulation will be possible Wednesday morning between between the M-59 and I-69 corridor as any lake effect snow tapers off.

The St. Clair County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is reminding residents to be cautious in these conditions.   There are some warming stations available for the public as follows:

Kimball Twp Fire Station # 1

1970 Allen Rd

Kimball, Mi 48074

Hours of Operation: 8 am until Midnight (all week)


Fort Gratiot Twp Hall

3720 Keewahdin

Fort Gratiot, MI 48059

Hours of Operation: Monday 8:00 am until 4:30 pm

Tuesday  – Friday 8 am to 9 pm

Marysville Library  – County offices are now closed due to winter storm

1175 Delaware Ave

Marysville MI 48040

Hours of Operation:  Monday to Thursday 9:00 am to 8 pm

Friday –  9 am to 5 pm


Capac Library  -. County offices are now closed due to winter storm

111 North Main

Capac, MI 48014

Hours of Operations: Monday and Thursday noon to 8 pm

Tuesday and Wednesday 9 am to 5 pm

Conrad Community Center

585 N Main St

Capac, MI 48014

Hours of Operations: TBD


The Center of Port Huron

723 Court St.

Port Huron, MI 48060

Hours of Operations: 24 hours until 9 am Thursday morning

Palmer Park

2829 Armour St

Port Huron, MI 48060

Hours of Operations: TBD

Gratiot Village Community Center

1509 Riverview St

Port Huron, Mi 48060

Hours of Operations: TBD


Huron Village Community Center

2614 Nern St

Port Huron, MI 48060

Hours of Operations: TBD

During these times you can go to the Birchwood mall to stay warm.  This is a good warming center.  If you detect symptoms of frostbite, which is the freezing of the skin and body tissue beneath the skin, in either yourself or another person, seek medical care IMMEDIATELY. Additionally, hypothermia occurs when one’s body temperature drops to dangerously low levels, so, before addressing symptoms of frostbite, first determine whether you or someone else is showing signs of hypothermia.

UNDERSTANDING WIND CHILL As the wind increases, your body is cooled at a faster rate, causing the skin temperature to drop. This is why it sometimes “feels” colder than the actual temperature. Wind chill is the temperature it “feels like” when you are outside. The NWS provides a Wind Chill Chart to show the difference between air temperature, and the perceived temperature, and the amount of time until frostbite occurs.


  • Uncontrollable shivering
  • Memory loss, disorientation
  • Incoherence, slurred speech
  • Drowsiness
  • Apparent exhaustion

Loss of feeling and white or pale appearance in extremities, such as fingers, toes, earlobes, face , and the tip of the nose.

WHAT TO DO If you detect symptoms of frostbite: Cover exposed skin, but do not rub the affected area in an attempt to warm it up. Frostbite results in the formation of ice crystals in the tissue, and rubbing could damage the tissue. Seek medical help immediately. For more information, visit the CDC’s page on frostbite and hypothermia. If you detect symptoms of hypothermia:

  • Get the victim to a warm location.
  • Remove wet clothing.
  • Warm the center of the body first by wrapping the person in blankets or putting on dry clothing.
  • Give warm, non-alcoholic beverages if the person is conscious.
  • Take the person’s temperature. If it is below 95°, seek medical attention immediately.


  • If you must go outside, wear several layers of loose-fitting, lightweight, warm clothing rather than one layer of heavy clothing. The outer garments should be tightly woven and water-repellent.
  • Wear mittens, which are warmer than gloves
  • Cover all of your body. Wear a hat and a scarf, covering your mouth to protect your face and to help prevent loss of body heat.

Be sure to check on the elderly, your neighbors and pets.  If you are having an emergency and need immediate help please call 9-1-1.  For non-emergencies, please call 810.985.8115 or 2-1-1 for additional information.  Local Officials will continue to monitor the situation.