Cold Snap Closes Schools For Monday, 1/6/14

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Severe Weather Updates and School Closings Brought To You By Pomp’s Tire in Marquette.

Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The National Weather Service has posted a Wind Chill Warning for the entire Upper Peninsula until 11:00 a.m. eastern time tomorrow. 

There is also a Lake Effect Snow Advisory remains in effect until 7:00 p.m. eastern time tomorrow for Alger, Luce and Schoolcraft counties.

The Weather Service says one of the coldest air masses to impact the Upper Great Lakes in many years will stay over the area through tomorrow.

Wind chills this morning are as low as 25 to 45 below zero and are expected to continue through Tuesday.

The lowest wind chills are expected this morning and tonight through early Tuesday.

As a result of the extreme cold temperatures, schools are closed this morning across the region.

All schools are closed today in Marquette, Alger, Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw, Luce, Schoolcraft, Delta, Ontonagon, Iron, Gogebic and Dickinson Counties.

Weather Service officials say you should avoid prolonged exposure outdoors during this extreme cold.

With wind chills as low as expected through Tuesday, you will suffer frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 5 to 15 minutes.

If you do need to venture out, wear layers of clothing and cover your head and hands to avoid heat loss.

If you must travel, take an emergency winter weather kit in case you become stranded.

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