Recess will be held indoors when the air temperature is zero degrees or colder, or the wind chill is expected to be colder than -10 degrees below zero.

South Washington County Schools uses the National Weather Service (NWS) wind chill chart to determine whether recess will be held outside. Wind chill is the temperature it feels like on your skin when the wind is blowing. The stronger the wind, the colder it feels.

As you can see in the chart below, if the temperature is 10 degrees above zero with winds of 15 miles per hour, the wind chill would be -7 degrees. This would allow recess to continue outside safely. However, if the temperature is 0 degrees with a 5 mph wind, the wind chill would be -11 degrees, requiring recess to be held indoors. 

Please dress students appropriately for all winter weather.

Wind Chill Chart

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