Wind Chill Chart
Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) uses the National Weather Service (NWS) wind chill chart to determine whether to close the district or make adjustments to outdoor recess. Wind chill is the temperature it feels like on your skin when the wind is blowing. The stronger the wind, the colder it feels. SPPS may close if the wind chill is expected to be -35 degrees Fahrenheit at 6.a.m. the following morning.
As you can see in the chart below, if the temperature is negative 5 degrees with winds of 40 miles per hour, the wind chill would be -36 degrees which could result in a school closure.