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Adam Hodgins was shoveling snow in front of his Front Street house on Thursday while also holding bundled-up daughter Ren, five months. Older children Almira and River play in the yard’s snow accumulation. (Calvin Bratt/Lynden Tribune)

WHATCOM ­— The January freeze continued into a fifth day and schools were cancelled again on Friday, although the driving northeast wind had stopped.
  
The temperature was under 20 for a fifth straight night in Lynden. Conditions varied throughout the county, sometimes by as much as 10 degrees, and even forecasts proved unreliable — temperatures were projected to be in the 30s by Thursday in north Whatcom.
  
High school basketball games continued to be cancelled or rescheduled. Only three games had been played in the county through Thursday.
John Gargett of the Whatcom County Division of Emergency Management said on Wednesday the strong winds had knocked tree branches down and put power out in places, as well as blocking some roads. But Puget Sound Energy power did not show any outages in western Whatcom County on Friday.
  
More snow fell on Thursday, after at least four inches fell on Tuesday evening.
  
Temps were predicted again to get into the 30s on Friday.