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Moderate Risk of Severe Storms Today (Friday)

Posted on Friday, April 19th, 2019 by Zachary R. Smith under Archived, Emergency Management, Weather Alerts.
Posted 4/19/2019 @ 8:45 AM

The severe weather threat has been upgraded significantly in North Carolina to include Greensboro for today (Friday, April 19). There will be multiple rounds of storms today with the most damaging storms later this afternoon.

Below is an excerpt from the Raleigh National Weather Service Forecaster Discussion which outlines the threat…

Confidence continues to grow with respect to the severe weather potential Friday afternoon and evening. The latest update from the Storm Prediction Center has upgraded the risk for all of central North Carolina into a Moderate Risk (4 of 5) for severe weather today, the first of it`s kind in our forecast area in over three years (Last time: February 24th, 2016). Primary threats with today`s setup are widespread damaging winds, hail, tornadoes (possibly long-track tornadoes), and localized Flash Flooding. This severe setup has the potential to be a very dangerous situation, with several severe ingredients rarely seen across the eastern seaboard coming together over portions over central North Carolina. NOW IS THE TIME TO FINALIZE EMERGENCY PLANS, REPLENISH YOUR EMERGENCY SUPPLIES IN YOUR SAFE PLACE, AND ENSURE YOU HAVE A RELIABLE WAY TO RECEIVE WATCH/WARNING INFORMATION. Once you are completely prepared, check on your nearby family members and neighbors to ensure they are also prepared and aware.

The NWS updates their briefings frequently when there is a threat of severe weather. To view the latest briefing anytime, go to https://www.weather.gov/media/rah/briefing/NWSRaleighLatestBriefing.pdf.

For real-time campus weather conditions, check out the UNCG weather station and weather camera by going to guilford.weatherstem.com/uncg.

 

 

Severe Weather Potential Friday, April 19

Posted on Thursday, April 18th, 2019 by Zachary R. Smith under Archived, Emergency Management, Weather Alerts.

The Storm Prediction Center has placed Greensboro in the Enhanced Risk for Severe Storms Friday, April 18. Some of the stronger storms could produce damaging wind gusts, flash flooding, tornadoes, and hail. Please monitor the forecast closely during this time and have a way to receive weather warnings. To learn how you can prepare for severe weather go to emg.uncg.edu/preparedness.

Attached is the latest briefing from the National Weather Service (NWS) in Raleigh which includes an impact summary and timing information.

The NWS updates their briefings frequently when there is a threat of severe weather. To view the latest briefing anytime, go to https://www.weather.gov/media/rah/briefing/NWSRaleighLatestBriefing.pdf.

For real-time campus weather conditions, check out the UNCG weather station and weather camera by going to guilford.weatherstem.com/uncg.

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Severe Weather Threat Sunday

Posted on Sunday, April 14th, 2019 by Zachary R. Smith under Archived, Emergency Management, Weather Alerts.
Posted 4/14/19 @ 12:15 PM

The severe weather threat is still exceptionally high for today into the overnight hours. This is a unique storm as there will be multiple rounds of storms that impact Guilford County between now and 2 AM. While the strongest storms may be the last ones to move through (between 11 PM and 2 AM), all storms moving through the area could include damaging winds, hail, and potential tornadoes.

Please stay weather aware and make sure you have a method of receiving weather watches and warnings as they are issued.

Severe Weather Potential Saturday and Sunday

Posted on Saturday, April 13th, 2019 by Zachary R. Smith under Archived, Emergency Management, Weather Alerts.
Posted 4/13/19 @ 9:00 AM

There is the potential for severe and damaging thunderstorms Saturday and Sunday (4/13 and 4/14).  Please monitor the forecast this weekend into Monday morning and know that the potential for damaging winds and tornadoes is present in all severe thunderstorms this weekend. At present, the highest concern for severe storms will be Sunday evening overnight into Monday.

Please stay weather aware and make sure you have a method of receiving weather watches and warnings as they are issued. To view the National Weather Service’s latest severe weather briefing, go to https://www.weather.gov/media/rah/briefing/NWSRaleighLatestBriefing.pdf.

For real-time campus weather conditions, check out the UNCG weather station and weather camera by going to guilford.weatherstem.com/uncg. To learn how you can prepare for emergencies, please go to emg.uncg.edu/preparedness.

 

Severe Weather Possible this Afternoon and Evening

Posted on Monday, April 8th, 2019 by Zachary R. Smith under Archived, Emergency Management, Weather Alerts.
Updated 4/8/2019 @ 3:20 PM

There is an enhanced risk for severe thunderstorms this afternoon and this evening, mainly between 3 PM and 11 PM. The main severe weather hazards will be locally damaging wind gusts and hail. Additionally, heavy downpours will lead to extensive ponding of water on area roadways. Please monitor the forecast throughout the day and be prepared for severe weather.

https://www.weather.gov/media/rah/briefing/NWSRaleighLatestBriefing.pdf

Ice Potential Wednesday Morning

Posted on Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 by Kenny Stewart under Archived, Emergency Management, Weather Alerts.

Posted 2/19/2019 @ 9:00 AM

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from 7 PM tonight until noon Wednesday. A wintry mix of snow, sleet, and rain is expected for our area. The wintry mix is projected to change to freezing rain after midnight with light ice accumulations of less than 1/10 of an inch in our area. Hazardous travel conditions may be seen especially on elevated surfaces such as bridges and overpasses.

 

Ice Potential Wednesday Morning

Posted on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 by Zachary R. Smith under Archived, Emergency Management, Weather Alerts.
Posted 1/22/19 @ 8:00 AM

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued starting at midnight tonight (Tuesday, 1/22) through 10 AM Wednesday morning. There is the potential for patchy light freezing rain and a light glaze of ice may form impacting the morning commute. Elevated surfaces (bridges, sidewalks, etc.) will be the most impacted. Please allow plenty of commute time in the morning and watch your step. By 9 AM Wednesday temperatures will get above freezing and begin to melt any ice that formed overnight.

Winter Weather Update

Posted on Sunday, January 13th, 2019 by Zachary R. Smith under Archived, Emergency Management, Weather Alerts.
Posted 1/13/2019 @ 3:36 PM

Dear UNCG Community,

After experiencing some freezing rain across the UNCG region this morning, conditions have generally improved as temperatures have risen, and impacts to our campus and community have been relatively limited. However, freezing temperatures overnight could still create difficult travel conditions, especially early in the morning. Black ice and slick areas can be a hazard. Please pay close attention to all relevant local weather and road condition information when making any travel plans.

Based on current conditions, this is our last communication concerning this weather event. UNCG will operate as normal and classes will begin tomorrow (Monday). We recognize your local conditions may vary, so we ask employees to be in contact with their supervisors and students with their faculty if there are any specific issues.

Thank you.

Winter Weather Update

Posted on Sunday, January 13th, 2019 by Kenny Stewart under Archived, Emergency Management, Weather Alerts.
Posted 1/13/2019 @ 6:40 AM

Dear UNCG Community,

As anticipated, some winter weather is currently moving through the UNCG area. In Greensboro, we anticipate freezing rain may continue through the morning. Temperatures are expected to rise above freezing later today as the rain moves through.
This sort of weather can create challenging travel conditions, power outages, and other issues. Please be careful when traveling on the roads and across campus. Black ice and slick areas can be a hazard. Please also pay close attention to all relevant local weather and road condition information when making any travel plans.

Based on conditions on campus at this time, we are not canceling or postponing any events or activities, and all services will operate as normal. We recognize your local conditions may vary, so we ask employees to be in contact with their supervisors if there are any specific issues. We will communicate again by  5:00 p.m. today (Sunday) with any updates related to Monday classes and operations. Please continue to check your email and monitor our social channels and Spartan Alerts for all the latest updates.

Thank you.

Winter Weather Update

Posted on Saturday, January 12th, 2019 by Zachary R. Smith under Archived, Emergency Management, Weather Alerts.
Posted 1/12/2019 @ 4:00 PM

Dear UNCG Community,

We continue to receive updates on a winter weather event that is likely to have some impact on the Triad and other areas of North Carolina this weekend.  The UNCG area is currently under a winter storm warning.  The latest forecasts indicate that snow and freezing rain may begin impacting our area at around 10:00 p.m. on Saturday and that precipitation could continue through Sunday.  We do not expect significant snowfall, but ice is the primary concern.  This sort of weather can create hazardous travel conditions, power outages, and other issues.

We urge everyone in the UNCG community — students, faculty, and staff — to exercise extreme caution when traveling and make any necessary plans and preparations now in advance of adverse weather hitting our area.  Please be careful when moving around campus and watch for slick spots and ice as weather changes.  Please also pay close attention to all relevant local weather and road condition information when making your plans.

At this time, we are not canceling or postponing any events or activities, but we will make additional decisions Sunday morning based on conditions.  We will provide another update by around 7:00 a.m. on Sunday.  Please continue to check your email and monitor our social channels and Spartan Alerts for all the latest updates.

Thank you.