Students stayed home from school Thursday and several businesses were closed in parts of the upper Midwest as arctic air pushed wind chill readings to dangerously low temperatures. A wind chill warning was in effect for northeastern North Dakota and northern Minnesota, with wind chill readings plunging to more than 40 below zero in some areas.
...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN ALABAMA... FLORIDA...GEORGIA... CHATTAHOOCHEE RIVER AT COLUMBIA L&D AFFECTING HOUSTON...JACKSON... EARLY AND SEMINOLE COUNTIES PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... ALL PERSONS WITH INTEREST ALONG THE RIVER SHOULD MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS, AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY. DO NOT DRIVE CARS THROUGH FLOODED AREAS. IF YOU SEE FLOOD WATERS: TURN AROUND. DON'T DROWN. FOR GRAPHICAL HYDROLOGIC INFORMATION, PLEASE GO TO WEATHER.GOV AND CLICK ON YOUR STATE. SELECT RIVERS AND LAKES AHPS UNDER CURRENT CONDITIONS AND CLICK ON YOUR RIVER POINT. && ...FLOOD WARNING EXTENDED UNTIL LATE SATURDAY NIGHT... THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE CHATTAHOOCHEE RIVER AT COLUMBIA L&D. * UNTIL LATE SATURDAY NIGHT. * AT 1:00 PM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 103.9 FEET. * MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST. * FLOOD STAGE IS 106.0 FEET. * FORECAST: THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING TO A 108 FEET BY LATE THIS EVENING. * IMPACT: AT 108.0 FEET: LOW LYING AREAS BEGIN TO FLOOD ALONG OMUSSEE CREEK IN HOUSTON COUNTY FROM LIZARD LANDING CAMP TO THE CHATTAHOOCHEE RIVER. &&