Frigid Temperatures In Des Moines Metro Area
Most metro-area public school districts will be closed, Thursday, January 15, due to dangerously cold weather.
This decision is being made jointly by area superintendents who have collaborated with their district staff, meteorologists and the national weather service.
Weather information confirmed a forecast of 15 - 20 degrees below zero air temperature, with a predicted wind-chill of 35 - 40 degrees below zero. At 35 degrees below (wind chill) skin can freeze in a matter of minutes. Because of this, it is important that children be kept inside during this unprecedented severe weather.
In addition, extremely low temperatures of this nature affect the ability to start and keep buses running reliably.