90-Minute Delay For Madison; Lots Of Snow To Clear, Bitterly Cold Weather On Tap For Wednesday

Please be sure to dress warmly, wind chill values could dip to 12 below. And there will be blowing snow and flurries until at least 10 am.

Madison schools will be open Wednesday, but with a 90-minute delay, says school Superintendent Thomas Scarice. 

Not only did we wake to mounds of snow here in Madison, we can also expect bitterly cold weather.

The National Weather Service says that the snow is likely to continue with widespread blowing before 10 a.m. on Wednesday. It will be cloudy through mid-morning then snow likely with widespread blowing snow before 10am, then widespread blowing snow after 10 a.m., with a high near 16 degrees.

But wind chill values will be as low as -12 ... that's 12 below. 

The Country School is Madison also is on a 90-minute delay for Wednesday. The Madison School for Young Children will be open at 9 a.m. The Montessori School in Madison will be on a 90-minute delay. Temple Beth Tikvah Nursery School will be open at 10:30 a.m. and Strong House Adult Day Center will be open, but will not be providing transportation. In other closings, the Williams School in New London is closed, as is Xavier High School, according to WFSB.com. 

School Hours

Daniel Hand 
High School

Delayed opening: 8:55 AM 

Middle School

Delayed opening: 9:00 AM

Middle School

Delayed opening: 9:35 AM 

Island Avenue/Jeffrey/Ryerson
Elementary Schools

Delayed opening: 10:20 AM


Delayed opening: No AM Pre-K


Delayed opening: 12:30 PM

Pem McNerney January 23, 2014 at 10:35 AM
I think, really, all Tammy said is that the combination of really cold weather and buses running late because of the falling and blowing snow was a bad combination and she did not agree with the school's decision to remain open. Fifteen to 20 extra minutes standing in the cold is a lot for a kid and will tend to make worried moms upset. I don't object to the school's decision to remain open, but I didn't have a kid out there standing in the cold and I can understand why Tammy was upset on behalf of her kids who, I'm guessing, were dressed for the weather. Parents who weren't worried about the cold? Those are the kids I worry about.
Pem McNerney January 23, 2014 at 10:35 AM
Thanks for the story idea JD
Jay D January 23, 2014 at 11:15 AM
So what do the kids do in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine? Do they not have school during the winter months?
Jay D January 28, 2014 at 07:31 PM
It was very cold this morning...why did the kids have school?


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