TRENTON — A frigid night with dangerous temperatures far below normal will cause a delay in the start of classes on Thursday.

Temperatures will dip Wednesday night to -4 and 6 but when you combine the temperatures with the gusty wind the wind chill will drop to the negative teens (-10 to -20 degrees).

"This is near-record cold, a full 20+ degrees below normal for late January. The combination of arctic cold and a fierce wind will pose a significant hazard to human health, if you don't protect yourself,"

Such arctic conditions can cause frostbite on exposed skin in just 30 minutes, and hypothermia will be a significant concern as well.

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