Winter Weather Advisory - Jan. 15 and 16

January 15, 2024

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for New York City and its surrounding areas, in effect the evening of January 15 through 1 p.m. January 16.

The NWS is currently forecasting light snow beginning the evening of January 15, continuing overnight before potentially tapering as freezing drizzle or light rain mid to late morning of January 16, with snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze. Expect hazardous and icy travel conditions during the morning and evening commutes on January 16. Use mass transit when possible, allow extra travel time, and exercise extreme caution when traveling.


Normal operations are anticipated on campus. Transportation shuttle service and the Public Safety Evening Shuttle, operated by Via, are anticipated to operate with delays anticipated due to road conditions. Be sure to check the Columbia Transportation website for changes or delays to University shuttles. The Safety Escort Program will remain operational Monday night/early Tuesday morning for as long as weather conditions permit.

If you see an unsafe condition on campus including leaks, opened windows and doors, or other issues, please immediately contact Facilities. Our Service Centers are prepared to handle increased volume.

  • At Morningside/Manhattanville, call or text 212-854-2222 or email [email protected].
  • At the Medical Center, call 212-305-HELP (4357), option 3 or email [email protected].
  • 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 monitoring the situation and will keep you updated by email and/or text as well as via the Columbia Preparedness site and the Medical Center Operations site should new information become available that impacts you or our campus. 

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