In a statement released Thursday afternoon, the district cancelled classes Jan. 3, due to a National Weather Service wind chill advisory:
"This afternoon the District consulted with an area meteorologist regarding the cold temperatures being reported for Friday, January 3. During the phone conversation, the National Weather Service (NWS) issued a Wind Chill Advisory for Friday, January 3 with predictions of -17 to -23 wind chill temperatures."
The NWS advisory, issued at 2:10 p.m., remains in effect from 6 p.m. Thursday through noon on Friday. Temperatures are expected to fall tonight into the 5 to 10 below range, coupled with 10 to 15 mile per hour winds.
According to the NWS, low wind chills can result in frostbite and hypothermia if people do not take precautions. Anyone who ventures outdoors should wear protective clothing, including hats and gloves.