COLUMBUS, Ohio – Another day of bitingly cold temperatures forced schools to delay the start of classes, though calm winds kept the cold slightly more sufferable than yesterday.
A wind chill advisory remained in effect north and east of Columbus through this morning with single-digit temperatures and some subzero wind chills reported
The National Weather Service says temperatures will start warming up tomorrow, but only into the mid-20s.
Public health officials are telling people across a broad stretch of the northern U.S. to stay inside because of bitterly and dangerously cold temperatures from the Dakotas to New England.
Wind chill warnings and advisories are in effect from North Dakota to West Virginia and up into New England.
The cold comes as Ohio conducts its annual “Point in Time” count of homeless people, required by the federal government.
The county is scheduled for tomorrow in Columbus.
Cleveland’s annual Homeless Stand Down is scheduled for Saturday at Public Auditorium.
That’s when the city’s homeless can receive winter clothing, medical screenings and other services at the event.
In southwest Ohio warming shelters were open in Wilmington for hundreds of residents affected by a power outage.
City officials say the lights went out last night for 1,500 customers, leaving them in the dark and cold.