Yuma and the region enjoyed three straight days of sunshine and highs in the 60s, last Friday through Sunday.

That springlike weather quickly gave way winter weather.

Monday dawned extremely cold and with a freezing fog that greatly reduced visibility. It continued to stay cold and gray through Tuesday, and finally gave way to a snow storm on Wednesday.

Thursday dawned sunny, but with several inches of snow on the ground, and extremely chilly as the temperature dropped to below zero by 8 a.m.

Yuma School District-1 initially had announced Wednesday night that school would be on a two-hour delay on today, February 7, with classes beginning at 10 a.m.

However, it then sent out word at about 8 a.m. that school would be canceled for today because the buses would not start in the extreme cold. Staff still was required to report to work, and the YHS basketball games against Caliche will go on as planned today in The Pit. YHS AD Michael Dischner explained that Caliche still had school, staff members were at work, and the only reason there was not school was because of the transportation issue. Therefore, the games will go on as scheduled. The regular season concludes next week, leaving little time to reschedule the Caliche games if they had been postponed.