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Cold causes closures

NWS warns of life threatening wind chills as frigid arctic air moves into Hamilton County

January 6, 2014
Jim Krajewski ( , The Daily Freeman Journal

Hamilton County schools are closed today due to expected extreme temperatures.

A wind chill warning from the National Weather Service is expected to remain in effect until noon on Tuesday. Strong winds combined with low temperatures are expected to create a wind chill of between 40 and 50 below zero today. The warning said these temperatures can be life threatening. Frostbite can occur in minutes and lead to hypothermia or death if precautions are not taken.

Closures include Webster City District Schools, St. Thomas Aquinas, Stratford, South Hamilton and Northeast Hamilton as of late Sunday.

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Webster City High School is one of many schools closed today due to extreme wind chill temperatures expected to be between 40 and 50 below zero.

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