Extreme Temperatures - Guidelines & Monitoring for YSD Students
The information below outlines when it is safe for children to spend time outside.
STEP 1: Determine the wind chill factor
Use the National Weather Service link below to determine the current wind chill factor in Fahrenheit.
Note: The office for the National Weather Service is in Pendleton, OR which is why you will see Pendleton, OR in the upper left corner, however, the data displayed in the link is for Yakima.
STEP 2: Apply wind chill factor to Child Care Watch Chart
Apply the wind chill factor determined in Step 1 to this chart:
English: Weather Watch Chart
STEP 3: Make a decision on holding recess and other outdoor activities
If the wind chill factor is 20 degrees or below, conditions such as wind chill, precipitation, and playground conditions are considered when making decisions about holding recess or other outdoor activities.