Feb 16, 2021

After extreme cold this morning, temperatures begin to rise

Posted Feb 16, 2021 12:23 PM


St. Joseph Post

After extreme cold temperatures this morning, we will begin to emerge from the deep freeze.

Still, the high today will likely only reach 7 with dangerous wind chills of minus-14 to minus-24.

There is a chance of snow overnight with a low of 2-above.

That chance of snow continues into tomorrow morning. Otherwise, mostly cloudy with a high of 22.

There are widespread school closings throughout the region due to the extreme cold.

St. Joseph public schools are closed today, completely. The St. Joseph School District says there will be no remote learning today and district employees will not be required to report to work due to the bitter cold weather and the possibility of rolling power outages.

St. Joseph Catholic Schools are closed today. Principals and teachers will communicate with families regarding expectations today.

Savannah R3 is closed today with no remote learning.

Missouri Western State University has closed its St. Joseph campus today.

Northwest Missouri State University has also decided to extend the closure of its Maryville campus through today. The Northwest-Kansas City campus also is closed today. All classes will be online or remote.

Missouri officials also have closed all state offices today due to the bitter cold and dangerous wind chill conditions. State offices plan to reopen tomorrow.

Click here for a full list of closings.

The weather forecast begins to improve today with temperatures expected to rise above freezing this weekend with a high of 37 on Saturday and 41 on Sunday.