Saturday 4 January 2014

MAPS Closes Tuesday

Posted at 6:42 AM

All classes and activities at Merrill Area Public Schools are canceled for Tuesday

The weather forecast for Tuesday, January 7th is for wind chills to reach 55 to 65 degrees below zero.

The entire state remains under a wind chill warning until Tuesday. The National Weather Service in Sullivan says the “life-threatening” arctic blast is bringing wind chills of minus-35 to minus-55 degrees, dropping the mercury below zero. Temperatures for kickoff at this afternoon’s Green Bay Packers game is predicted to be minus-two degrees. The weather service says if you plan on being outside today to, dress warm and wear layered clothing. Experts say frost bite in these conditions can occur in as little as ten minutes.

Merrill and Tomahawk Lincoln Industries workshops are closed, no busses running.

All Wausau public and private schools will be closed on Tuesday. Also, all extra-curricular and evening activities will be canceled.

Edgar Public and Private schools closed

Marathon City Public & Private is closed

St Francis School is closed

Tuesday...Cold. partly cloudy. highs around 5 below zero. west
wind 10 to 15 mph. wind chills to 50 below zero.

Tuesday night...Very cold. partly cloudy. lows 15 below to
20 below zero. west wind 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday...mostly sunny. Highs around 5 above zero. West wind
around 5 mph in the morning becoming light and variable.



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