Schools closed due to cold

January 5, 2014

superior electric 250Students in Mason County will get at least an extra day of Christmas break. All Mason County schools are closed on Monday due to extreme cold temperatures. Mason County Central Superintendent Jeff Mount said extreme cold wind, blowing snow and deteriorating conditions were the reasons he cancelled classes at MCC.

West Shore Community College’s winter semester is not scheduled to begin until next week.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill warning from 7 a.m. Monday until 7 p.m. Tuesday. Extreme wind chills are expected to drop to between 20 and 30 below zero on Monday and continue into Tuesday. Northerly wind gusts of 25 to 35 mph are expected Sunday night and will become westerly on Monday, creating blowing and drifting snow.

Snow showers will re-develop tonight and continue through the day on Monday with 1 to 3 inches of snow expected both tonight and Monday.

Weather alerts are sponsored by Superior Electric of Ludington: 231-845-0126; www.supelectric.com.

 

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