Dixon Public Schools close from Tuesday to Thursday due to weather

Saul Bowman
January 31, 2019

- Several school districts across the Twin Cities metro have announced they will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday due to the record-setting, risky cold that is expected to settle in Minnesota over the next few days.

Temperatures might not recover to zero until around 3 p.m. Thursday - a possible 45-hour stretch of below-zero temperatures that could rank among the longest.

Lorain City School District announced they will be closed Wednesday.

Class is still on Wednesday for students in the Kenton County School District, but officials are monitoring the weather closely.

Lincoln County Schools in Tennessee will be closed Tuesday. MSCR, athletics and other evening activities will also be canceled.

On its website Monday afternoon, Minneapolis Public Schools wrote, "While the temperature at the start of school tomorrow does not fall within our standard guideline for closing of -35 degrees, it quickly drops and is well past that by the end of the school day".

Some of you have asked how we decide whether or not to close school due to cold temperatures. The closure also affects before and after school programs, including night school. Eric Knost says classes will most likely be canceled if a wind chill warning is issued. Paul, Augsburg University, Bethel University, Normandale Community College, Anoka-Ramsey Community College are closed both days. Wind chills will range from -15 to -30 through the majority of the day including that critical time when students are outside waiting for the bus.

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