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South Washington County Schools Closed Tuesday Due to Weather

Wind chills could reach 45 below zero on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

Credit: National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen
Credit: National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen
Students attending South Washington County Schools will have another day off on Tuesday, Jan. 7.

Gov. Mark Dayton closed all public schools on Monday, Jan. 6, due to the extremely low temperatures. The district decided to remain closed on Tuesday, according to a Facebook post at about 2:30 p.m.

"As a result, the district will not have school for early childhood and PreK through grade 12 students," the Facebook post said. "Details regarding high school activities, events and Community Education programming will be posted on the district’s website later this afternoon."

The current temperature in Woodbury is 12 degrees below zero, but it feels like 35 degrees below zero. The wind is blowing at approximately 16 mph. The high temperature on Tuesday is expected to be 2 degrees below zero, with a possible wind chill of approximately 45 below zero.

wind chill warning remains in effect through noon Tuesday.

The following is the message Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius shared with school districts:

Dear Superintendents and Charter School Directors,

Tomorrow morning’s temperatures are forecasted to be in the double digits below zero again, with continued windchill advisories for the entire state until afternoon.

Governor Dayton is leaving the decision about school cancellations for Tuesday to individual school districts. We believe school superintendents are monitoring the temperatures closely and are prepared to communicate with families so they can plan accordingly.
 
We encourage you, as always, to be mindful about the dangers of even brief exposure to these dangerously low temperatures as you make your decisions.

I am grateful for your efforts on behalf of Minnesota children, not only during this challenging week, but every day.

Brenda Cassellius 

If your children are home and a bit bored Monday and Tuesday, you and they can try some of these cold-weather experiments.

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