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Saucon Valley Schools Closed Tuesday Due to Extreme Cold

Due to the extreme cold and wind chill factors forecast for Tuesday, Saucon Valley schools will be closed, the district announced late Monday afternoon.

Due to the extreme cold and wind chill factors forecast for Tuesday, Saucon Valley schools will be closed, the district announced late Monday afternoon.

According to the announcement, all athletic events and school-related activities scheduled for Tuesday are also being postponed.

Although temperatures across the Lehigh Valley early Monday briefly soared to near 50 degrees, a wave of Arctic air is forecast to settle over the area by Tuesday morning, with temperatures predicted to bottom out at around 2 degrees.

The wind chill factor could reach -18 by Tuesday morning, and the National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for the area that will be in effect from midnight Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday.

According to the NWS, wind chills could bottom out at 15 to 20 degrees below zero throughout the period.

The wind chill is a measurement of what the outdoor temperature feels like based upon both temperature and wind speed.
g e holum January 07, 2014 at 10:56 AM
Where are all my Liberal friends that speak about global warming? Nowhere to be found but under blankets. Go figure
Pamela Maza January 08, 2014 at 10:23 AM
In reality, the difference between those who understand global warming versus those who deny its existence has nothing to do with being a Liberal or a Conservative. It has everything to do with intelligence and education. There is a difference between weather and climate. The burning of fossil fuels and deforestation have contributed to manmade global warming. Those are scientifically irrefutable facts. A cold weather episode has no bearing on the fact of global warming. As Confucius once said, "It is better to be thought to be ignorant, than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt."
Allan Bach January 09, 2014 at 01:21 PM
The quote is attributed to Maurice Switzer, though some attach it to Abraham Lincoln or Mark Twain. However, I would not call you uneducated for a simple error in attributing an author to a quote. I also don't think those who adhere to or deny global warming lack intelligence or education. Both sides of the view can be supported by some website. I do question, though, why Michael Mann and others of Penn State distorted data to make the case for global warming. cli·mate noun \ˈklī-mət\ : the usual weather conditions in a particular place or region.
LSNative January 10, 2014 at 09:49 AM
Global warming, caused by man, is a hoax. That's the bottom line. As Allan points out, the falsifying of research to support the global warming hypothesis should be all the evidence you need. Speaking of intelligence - why don't you look back in history at global weather trends as well as heating & cooling trends? Global warming (and cooling) does exist, and has existed for hundreds of millions of years. Man-made emissions have only existed for about 200 years. Furthermore, when will "intelligent" people realize that the U.S. implementing policy to restrict emissions is meaningless as long as countries like China and India continue to emit as they do (assuming global warming is accelerating due to man)?
Pamela Maza January 10, 2014 at 11:12 AM
Sorry Allan. Attributing that quote to Confucius was my inside joke to an old Charlie Chan movie. I'm afraid it was a little too obscure to be appreciated. Regardless, yes, both sides of the global warming issue can find an ample number of websites to support their convictions. The data to support these viewpoints has been distorted by BOTH sides. Thus, I stand by my original observation that intelligence and education are the necessary ingredients to make an accurate conclusion. An intelligence level beyond average (100) is necessary to be able to separate scientific fact from hysterical blather (from both sides). A higher level of education is necessary to be able to locate and assimilate TRUE factual data. It is not my intention to be derogatory, but simply to recognize that the average person does not truly understand the global warming concept. Many of them run around crying, "hoax". I'm sure the same thing occurred when the earth was first declared to be round rather than the commonly accepted "fact" that it was flat. Now, as then, time will tell.
LSNative January 10, 2014 at 11:20 AM
Pamela, I think it is quite condescending for you to infer that those with lesser intelligence levels are incapable of having an opinion on the matter, or coming to their own conclusion. I'd submit that it is the those with "an intelligence level beyond average (100)", the "elite" academics who profess to be smarter than everyone (and therefore, know better) are a large part of the problem with our current society. I do not feel that intelligence should be quantified before one is "allowed" to have an opinion or stand on a side of a given issue.
Allan Bach January 10, 2014 at 12:02 PM
Pamela, my 5 year old grandson is capable of assimilating that it is quite cold outside lately. Quite a feat for a young boy with a Kindergarten education, isn't it? But seriously, to discriminate based on education is typical of some who have letters behind their name. I believe we all have gifts to contribute to this world, many of which are not acquired in a university.
Pamela Maza January 11, 2014 at 12:44 AM
Dear LSNative, I never inferred that those with lesser intelligence levels were incapable of having an opinion and/or to come to their own conclusions. That fact is, unfortunately, rather painfully obvious. The real problem is that they do not possess the intelligence and/or an accumulated level of knowledge to render a fact based "opinion". Dear Allan Bach, Actually you illustrate my point quite well, a 5 year old is, indeed, capable of concluding (assimilating?) that it is quite cold outside. This same 5 year old would most likely also conclude that the concept of global warming is nonexistent. Thus, back to my main point, a certain level of intelligence and knowledge is required to render a fact based observation. If that somehow translates to discrimination, I am very thankful that our medical schools do so discriminate. For those who understand, I am only preaching to the choir. For those who do not, it would behoove you to try to better yourselves. Regardless, have a nice day.
Allan Bach January 11, 2014 at 05:39 AM
OK, Pamela, I'll end this, for when anyone ends their comment with "Have a nice day", I can tell they're bordering on being angry.
Pamela Maza January 11, 2014 at 09:56 AM
Interesting that you can conclude that I am bordering on being angry because I ended my "argument" with the comment, "Have a nice day". Interesting for two reasons. First, at no time have I been arguing. I have been attempting to communicate ideas based on logic. Second, and most interesting, is that I haven't felt the slightest sensation of anger. I would clarify my feelings more accurately as amused. That being said, I have reached the conclusion that our discourse has been saturated and now has become wearisome. So, you are, at the very less, totally correct in that part of your conclusion that I wish to end the banter. So, with the best of intentions and with no anger whatsoever, I say to you, have a nice day !

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