Schools Starting Late Or Cancel Monday Due To Wind Chill
Due to bitterly cold temperatures, several Antelope County schools will begin the second semester with a late start or no school on Monday, Jan. 6.
Elkhorn Valley has canceled school on Monday while Neligh-Oakdale, Clearwater-Orchard, Elgin Public, Pope John and St. Boniface will begin school at 10 a.m. Neligh-Oakdale will not have preschool.
Expect 30 to 40 Below Zero Wind Chills In Antelope County
The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill warning for Antelope County. The wind chill will be as low as 30- to 40-degrees below zero throughout Nebraska.
According to the National Weather Service, the warning will be in effect from noon Sunday to midnight Monday night.
The wind chill will dip to 25 degrees below zero or colder Sunday afternoon. The coldest period is expected to be Sunday night and into Monday morning. The wind chill is expected to remain colder than 20 below zero at least through Monday night.
Arctic air will move into the area Sunday with temperatures continuing to fall throughout the day and northwesterly winds increasing to around 15-25 mph. Lows Sunday will fall into the single digits and below zeros. High temperatures Monday will rise to the single digits.
According to the National Weather Service, a wind child warning means the combination of very cold air and strong winds will create dangerously low wind chill values. This will result in frostbite and lead to hypothermia or death if precautions are not taken.