The process of determining a weather-related threat to campus can be complex. There is often a process of estimation and best practices that applies when determining weather patterns and their potential impact.
In this area, common weather-related threats include, but are not limited to, severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, flooding, hurricane-related impacts and snowfall.
Once a threat or potential threat of severe or unusual weather is imminent, the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) will closely monitor and track the storm’s progression and projected path. If the campus is in danger, or could be severely impacted, a question of altering the campus’ modified operating condition may ensue.
Information regarding the decision-making process regarding campus operation changes can be found here.
Once the storm, or threat of the storm, is over, OEM personnel will evaluate the aftermath, as necessary, and suggest any further changes to the campus’ operating condition. After an “all clear,” the campus will return to regular operations.
If the National Weather Service issues a severe weather warning, a NinerAlert is automatically sent to the campus community.
Know the difference between a weather-related watch and warning.