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Wind Chill Advisory Closes Farmington Schools Friday

The National Weather Service warns wind chills could dip well below zero Thursday night and into Friday morning.

A wind chill advisory closes Farmington Public Schools Jan. 3. Photo credit: National Weather Service
A wind chill advisory closes Farmington Public Schools Jan. 3. Photo credit: National Weather Service
Farmington Public Schools students who wanted a snow day Thursday are getting their wish on Friday.

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." 

Our Lady of Sorrows School and Oakland Community College Orchard Ridge campus have also announced closings. 

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. 

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