The Anoka-Hennepin, Minneapolis, Osseo and Bloomington school districts have all announced they'll remain closed Tuesday as dangerously low temperatures linger in the forecast.
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The additional closures almost certainly ensure that thousands of Minnesota students will see their school schedule change as districts look for make-up days. In Minneapolis, students will report on Valentine's Day and on March 28, but any remaining make-up instruction days have yet to be determined.
For schools in the state's largest district -- Anoka-Hennepin, Tuesday will mark the fifth cold-weather day so far this year. To give an idea of scale, that means the parents of at least 38,000 students will need to find something else for their children to do.
The Twin Cities German Immersion School will also be closed Tuesday.
A Wind Chill Warning will remain in effect until Tuesday at noon as Minnesota grapples with wind chill values in the -30 to -45 range.
Frost bite times are around 5 to 10 minutes. We'll see plenty of sunshine both today and tomorrow, but we'll stay subzero until Wednesday.
For Monday, expect a high of -9 (chill -30), tonight a low of -20 (chill -40) and Tuesday a high of -1 (chill of -15). After a brief visit to the more seasonable 20s on Wednesday, we're back in the chilly teens this weekend.
In light of the cold, many schools and colleges announced Sunday that classes and activities previously set for Monday would be canceled. Additionally, residential garbage and recycling collection will be suspended until Tuesday in the following cities:
- Columbia Heights
- White Bear Lake
Officials with Advanced Disposal say collections will take place one day later than normal this week only.
CAREFUL WITH YOUR PHONE
Many of us are unaware of the big impact the cold has on your smartphone -- they can be very sensitive even at "seasonably mild" temperatures for Minnesota winters.
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