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Wind chill warning forces schools to delay or cancel classes today

WILLMAR – A wind chill of 35 below zero this morning has resulted in many west central Minnesota schools delaying the start of classes.

Several districts, including Willmar and New London-Spicer, have cancelled classes.

The decision comes as the entire region is under a wind chill warning until noon today.

According to the National Weather Service, a combination of very cold air and strong winds will create dangerously low wind chill values of near 40 below zero.

Exposed skin can freeze in as little as 5-10 minutes in those conditions.

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