Cold temps, wind chills close area schools

ESCANABA – Frigid temperatures and dangerous wind chill levels prompted area schools to close today.

A wind chill warning is in place for the area through Wednesday morning. According to the National Weather Service, wind chills will fall to 25 to 35 below zero today and to 30 to 40 below late tonight through Tuesday morning. Wind chills will fall to as low as 20 to 30 below Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. Exposed skin can freeze within 10 to 20 minutes at wind chills as low as expected.