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Severe winter weather has shut down schools and traffic. Low temperatures and wind chill make travel hazardous. (Photo by Matt Minde)

Severe winter weather has shut down schools and traffic. Low temperatures and wind chill make travel hazardous. (Photo by Matt Minde)

Schools closed; winter storm warning for Greene County continues

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The NOAA has issued a winter storm warning through Friday morning, Feb. 4.

As of Thursday, Feb. 3, Yellow Springs schools stated they will remain closed through Friday, and all scheduled events are canceled. Please check with the schools for information regarding rescheduling.

The Village of Yellow Springs has made the Bryan Center gym a place to seek shelter in the event of power outages. However, no bedding is provided.

The NOAA warns that Greene County can expect continued heavy mixed precipitation Thursday evening and Friday morning, as well as snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches. Temperatures will dip into the teens with wind gusts up to 35 mph, with wind chills likely falling to near or below 0ºF Friday through Saturday morning, when daytime temperature highs are expected to be around 21ºF.

Travel should be undertaken only if necessary, and could be complicated by patchy blowing snow, reduced visibility and slick surfaces. It is advised that if you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

Below is a windchill chart, which can assist in calculating the perceived temperature. Note the National Weather Service points out that wind chill alone can NOT bring the temperature to below freezing for humans and animals when the thermometer is above 32ºF, and will not lead to frostbite; however, it is possible to suffer hypothermia from exposure to cold.

From the National Weather Service

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