Severe Thunderstorm Watch – Monday, May 16

May 16, 2022

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for New York City and its surrounding areas, in effect until 8:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, May 16.

The NWS is currently forecasting damaging wind with wind gusts in excess of 58 miles per hour, large hail, heavy rainfall bringing localized flooding, and the possibility of isolated tornadoes. Expect hazardous conditions when traveling during these times and use caution.

Visit the Columbia University Commencement website for any announcements related to weather impacts to scheduled ceremonies.

In addition, be sure to check the Columbia Transportation website for changes or delays to University shuttles, and refer to the Columbia Preparedness website and the Medical Center Operations site should new information become available that impacts you or our campus.

If you see an unsafe condition on campus including leaks, opened windows and doors, or other issues, please immediately contact Facilities at Morningside/Manhattanville (call or text 212-854-2222 or email [email protected]), and at the Medical Center call 212-305-HELP (4357) option 3. For students living in the Morningside residence halls, the Hartley Hospitality Desk can be reached 24/7 at 212-854-2779. To report an emergency on campus 24/7, call Public Safety at 212-854-5555 at Morningside, 212-853-3333 at Manhattanville, and 212-305-7979 at the Medical Center. 

The Emergency Management Operations Team is actively monitoring the situation and will keep the Columbia community informed should conditions change. 

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