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Subzero wind chills causing school cancellations — here’s what you need to know

Published: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 @ 10:55 AM
Updated: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 @ 12:46 PM

Chief Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs explains what the term Polar Vortex means.

A Wind Chill Warning will in effect for much of the area beginning Tuesday at 4 p.m. and continuing until 1 p.m. Thursday.

The warning is prompting numerous schools to delay or cancel classes for the middle of the week.

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School officials have told this news organization that it’s a difficult decision to cancel school or dismiss early because of a winter storm. Administrators often want to avoid the complications of early dismissal, when some children are left without immediate transportation.