Kenai Fjords' rainy, cold, and windy weather make hypothermia (or lower than normal body temperature) one of the greatest potential dangers to park visitors. Extreme hypothermia can be life threatening. Hypothermia can result from cold ambient temperatures between 30 and 60 degrees F, especially when accompanied by wind or rain. Should you get wet, you must be aware that hypothermia will likely follow. Many people don't realize that once they are shivering or have numb fingers and/or toes, they are in the early stages of hypothermia.
The Best Way to Deal with Hypothermia...is to Avoid It!
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Last updated: December 27, 2017