Yellow Springs schools on 2-hour delay Tuesday, Jan. 19
- Published: January 18, 2016
The Yellow Springs Board of Education decided at 10 p.m. Monday evening to delay village schools by two hours Tuesday, Jan. 19, due to extreme cold.
The National Weather Service notes scattered flurries between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. with a low around 2°F and a wind chill as low as -11°F. Tuesday will be sunny, with a high near 16°F and wind chill values as low as -12°F, with West winds 6 to 8 mph.
Please check with your school or organizing individuals for cancellations or delays of after-school activities.
As of 10 p.m. Monday evening the Antioch School and the Children’s Center have not yet indicated a change in schedule.
Wind chill warning:
Extreme temperatures in combination with wind produce perceived temperatures that can damage exposed skin. A windchill of -10°F can cause frostbite in about 30 minutes, although direct sunlight and shielding from wind can mitigate heat loss. Please see the windchill chart at the bottom of this post or visit http://www.calculator.net/wind-chill-calculator.html for more information.
Roadways and walkways are icy; Village police and Miami Township Fire Rescue will make rounds to check on people with known care issues. If you are concerned about someone’s welfare, please call the police so that they may check on them.
If you have no heat or are suffering from exposure-related issues, call 911. Please note that it is illegal for electric and gas providers to turn off services if the temperature falls below freezing.