Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News)- Rochester and the surrounding communities are in a Winter Weather Advisory until noon Friday.

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The Rochester Airport is reported just under an inch of snow had fallen as of 6 a.m. Travel conditions are expected to be difficult due to snow and possibly a thin glaze of ice on the roads.

Here are the school closings, delays, and other weather-related cancellations and announcements across the Rochester and Southern Minnesota area for Friday, December 9, 2022:


Rochester Public Schools will be closed today, 12/9/22, due to inclement weather.

School Age Child Care (SACC) will be open 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Northrop Education Center (201 8th St. NW).

All PAIIR, Preschool Age Child Care (PACC), Preschool, and Community Education daytime and evening classes, for early childhood, youth, adults, and adults with exceptional abilities are canceled.
Hawthorne Education Center is closed.

All community building reservations are canceled.

All Professional Growth Academy classes are canceled.

All after school activities and athletics are canceled.
No supper meals will be provided.

Rochester Catholic Schools: 

Rochester Catholic Schools will be closed today, December 9, 2022 due to inclement weather conditions.

  • Preschool Closed
  • Extended Care Closed
  • All afternoon practices and rehearsals are canceled. The decision regarding tonight's boys basketball game will be communicated by noon today.

Albert Lea Schools: Closed. E-learning Day

Alden-Conger Public School: Closed, e-learning day

Aldrich School, Rochester: Closed

Austin Public Schools: Closed today

Austin YMCA Preschool: Closed

Blooming Prairie Schools: CLOSED

Caledonia Area Public Schools: Closed, CAPS care and SAC open

Charles City Community Schools: 2 hour delay

Chatfield Public Schools: Closed today

Childrens Place Nursery School: Closed

Decorah Community Schools: 2 hour delay, no AM preschool

Dover-Eyota Public Schools: Closed

Fillmore Central Public Schools: Closed today. No Pre-K. SAC and Daycare Open

Fillmore County DAC: Closed

First Steps Academy: Closed

Forest City Community Schools: Closed

Garner-Hayfield-Ventura Community Schools: Closed

Grand Meadow Schools: Closed today. E-learning Day

Glenville-Emmons Public Schools: Closed

Grand Meadow Public Schools: Closed

Hayfield Schools: 2 hour late start. School age child care regular hours

Hiawatha Valley Education District, Winona: Closed today, HVED ALC in Winona, PAES Labs in Kellogg and Caledonia, SAIL in Kellogg, and SPECTRUM in Hokah

Houston Public Schools: Closed today. Evening activities cancelled.

Howard-Winneshiek Community Schools: CLOSED

Kids Come 1st, Rochester: Open at 8am to 4pm

Kingdom Kids Pre-School, Rochester: Closed

Kingsland Public Schools: Closed, flex learning day, SACC open

Lake Mills Community Schools: Closed

Lanesboro Public Schools: Closed today.

LeRoy-Ostrander Public Schools: Closed today.

Lyle Public Schools: Closed today. 

Mable-Canton Schools: Closed today.

Mason City Community Schools: Closed

Northeast Iowa Community College Calmar Campus: Opening at 10am

NRHEG Public Schools: 2 hour delay, No AM Preschool

Rainbow School Rochester: Closed

Rochester Beacon Academy: Closed

Rochester Catholic Schools: Closed

Rochester Center for Autism: Closed; Rochester center for children closed

Rochester Math and Science Academy: Closed

Rochester Montessori School: Closed

Rochester Public & Private Schools: Closed, see district website for SACC info

Rosa Parks Charter High School: Closed

Rushford-Peterson Schools: Closed today. Kid's club also closed.

Schaeffer Academy: Closed today. Decision on Christmas concert to be made by 1 p.m.

Southland Public Schools: Closed today.

Spring Grove Schools: Closed today.

St. Ansgar Community Schools: Closed today, no AM Preschool

St. Charles Schools: 2 Hours late.

St. John's Lutheran School, Wykoff: Closed, no eagle care

Stewartville Schools: Closed today, Tiger Time open - bring a lunch. Teachers report at 1pm

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BRRRR: The 15 Coldest Cities in America

You live here. You know how cold it gets, and by now you're probably used to it, but you should probably brace yourself because the National Weather Service issued a La Niña advisory last month and said, "La Niña winters in the southern tier of the US tend to be warmer and drier, while the northern tier and Canada tend to be even colder.

The list below is from Niche. They put together their list of the coldest cities in the county by looking at which ones had "the coldest average low temperatures during the winter months." Keep scrolling to see the 15 coldest cities in the United States.

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