Be Weather Ready This Spring
As the seasons change, the campus community’s weather risks change, too. You can stay safe this spring by being informed, prepared, and weather ready.
The National Weather Service (NWS) will observe Severe Weather Awareness Week on March 27-31, 2023. Throughout the week, the NWS and EH&S will share safety tips for the following weather topics on social media:
- Severe Thunderstorms – These are dangerous storms that can include lightning, hail, powerful winds, flash flooding and/or tornadoes.
- Weather Warnings – Timely and reliable emergency alerts are critical to your emergency response plan.
- Tornadoes – A tornado is violently rotating column of air, shaped like a funnel, that extends from a thunderstorm and contacts the ground. Tornadoes can produce winds exceeding 200 mph.
- Preparedness – Severe weather can happen anytime and anywhere. Know how to respond.
- Flash Floods – Floods are the most common natural disaster in the United States. Melting snow, heavy rain, and overflows of dams or other water systems can quickly flood low-lying areas.