Winter Weather Advisory: 2/27 at 6 p.m. to 2/28 at 1 p.m.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for New York City and its surrounding areas, in effect beginning 6 p.m. the evening of February 27 through 1 p.m. February 28.
The NWS is currently forecasting a wintry mix of snow, sleet, and rain, with total snow and sleet accumulations of 3 to 5 inches in the city, with higher accumulations expected north of the city. Expect high wind gusts and hazardous and slippery travel conditions, with impacts to the morning commute on February 28. Use mass transit when possible, and exercise extreme caution when traveling during the storm.
While normal operations are expected on campus, 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 campuses.
Take time to secure your spaces in advance of the inclement weather to help preserve buildings, materials, equipment and data. Make sure all windows are closed securely. This single step may be the most important way that you can protect your spaces—and those of others—from potential damage. If possible, please turn off computers, lights and other equipment when leaving your space. Additionally, electrical or valuable items should be moved off the floor and away from windows.
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].
- 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.
For the latest information on weather and transit, please visit:
- The New York City Severe Weather website: www1.nyc.gov/site/severeweather/index.page
- The MTA website: www.mta.info
- The National Weather Service www.weather.gov/nyc or on Twitter @NWSNewYorkNY