Area schools closed Tuesday because of dangerously low temperaturesCloquet public schools are closed tomorrow due to severe wind chill. A wind chill warning is in effect until noon Tuesday.
By: Forum Communications, Pine Journal
Cloquet public schools are closed tomorrow due to severe wind chill. As well, all public, private and charter schools in Duluth and Superior will be closed Tuesday due to extreme cold temperatures and wind chills, district officials told the News Tribune this afternoon.
Temperatures are predicted to be 20 degrees below zero near Lake Superior and colder away from the lake, with windchill making it feel as cold as minus 35-50 degrees.
Fond du Lac early Headstart and Headstart and the Ojibwe school have announced at two-hour delay.
Here's the latest warning from the National Weather Service in Duluth:
...WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TUESDAY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DULUTH HAS ISSUED A WIND CHILL
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TUESDAY.
* LOCATION...NORTHEASTERN MINNESOTA INCLUDING THE LOCATIONS OF
DULUTH...TWO HARBORS...GRAND MARAIS...VIRGINIA...HIBBING...
ELY...INTERNATIONAL FALLS...GRAND RAPIDS...BRAINERD...AITKIN...
CLOQUET AND MOOSE LAKE.
* WIND CHILL VALUES...35 TO 45 BELOW ZERO ARE EXPECTED. DANGEROUS
WIND CHILLS CLOSE TO 50 BELOW ARE POSSIBLE FROM THE IRON RANGE
* IMPACTS...FROSTBITE CAN OCCUR ON EXPOSED SKIN WITHIN 5 TO 10
MINUTES IN THESE CONDITIONS.
A WIND CHILL WARNING MEANS THE COMBINATION OF VERY COLD AIR AND
STRONG WINDS WILL CREATE DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILL VALUES. THIS
WILL RESULT IN FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA OR DEATH IF
PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.