Boston schools close as extreme cold grips US Northeast

Boston schools close as extreme cold grips US Northeast

BOSTON — The Northeast girded Tuesday for extreme cold that was expected to reach a wind chill value of minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit in some northern areas and closed some schools elsewhere.

Boston’s public school system, the largest in Massachusetts, announced Monday that schools will not open on Tuesday because of expected extremely cold temperatures. The high in the city Tuesday is expected to be 12 degrees Fahrenheit, with wind chills making it feel as low as minus 8 Fahrenheit, according to National Weather Service forecasters.

New York City, too, was in for subzero temperatures with wind chill factored in, the weather service warned.

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It could feel as low as minus 15 Fahrenheit in some areas of Massachusetts, according to the weather service.

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