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Cold weather leads to school shutdowns

Local cold expected to continue through Friday, large chunk of U.S. to be hit this week

 

Last updated 12/21/2022 at 11:18am

Havre Daily News/Katelyn Maloughney

Headlights shine from a car driving through snow on Third Avenue Tuesday. Temperatures plummetted Tuesday, with the high at minus 13, and temps dropped through the afternoon and night, with Weather Service reporting the temperature hitting minus 34.6 at 6:35 a.m. in Havre and the wind chill at 9 a.m. listed at minus 60.

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Winter started today in a second month of bitter cold, with subzero temperatures expected for highs through Friday and lows approaching minus 40, as much of the rest of the country also prepares for bitter cold.

The cold has led to some schools canceling classes, stopping buses or going to online learning, impacted sporting events and other activities and led Havre's Montana Veterans Affairs Division office to cancel outreach.

The temperatures started cold Tuesday and just got colder as the first official day of winter approached, with the high in Havre Tuesday minu...



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