Winter Weather Advisory for Saturday (3/12)
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for New York City and its surrounding areas, in effect beginning Saturday, March 12 at 9:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m.
The NWS is currently forecasting snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches, refreezing of wet surfaces, and winds gusting as high as 50 mph in New York City and its surrounding areas. According to the NWS, temperatures will fall quickly during the day Saturday resulting in a quick freezing of any standing water that will result in difficult travel. Plan on slippery road conditions, slow down and use caution while traveling.
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 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.
For the latest information on weather and transit, please visit:
The New York City Severe Weather website: www1.nyc.gov/site/severeweather/index.page