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Monday low temperatures make this the 7th-coldest March morning on record, NWS says

Posted at 8:09 AM, Mar 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-04 09:21:22-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The National Weather Service issued a wind chill advisory for the Kansas City area for Monday morning.

NWS said wind chills dropped to between 15 and 25 degrees below zero.

The 41 Action News weather team said a normal high temperature for early March would be around 50 degrees.

The advisory was scheduled to remain in effect until noon for portions of northeast Kansas and north-central, northeast and northwest Missouri.

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NWS said wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.

Many schools in the Kansas City metro canceled or delayed classes Monday in light of the advisory.

Some districts, such as Olathe, Shawnee Mission, Kansas City, Kansas, and Blue Valley, held class as scheduled.

This comes as students in many metro districts have not had a full week of class since the beginning of 2019.

With high temperatures Monday not expected to get out of the teens, RideKC said it would offer warming buses at the following locations:

  • 10th and Main Transit Center, 5 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Mission Transit Center, 6:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
  • Midtown KCK Transit Center, 47th and State, 5:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
  • Independence Transit Center, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

NWS said that with a recorded low of 2 degrees below zero, this is the seventh-coldest March morning on record in Kansas City. The agency also said Kansas City only sees March days this cold about once every 16 years.