28 posts categorized "Weather"

08/15/2014

OEM 7 day Forecast

This is the 7-day Forecast from the Office of Emergency Management

  • Friday: Mostly sunny. High 76F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
  • Friday Night: Some passing clouds. Low 58F. Winds light and variable.
  • Saturday: Generally sunny. High 82F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.
  • Saturday Night: Mostly clear skies. Low 62F. Winds light and variable.
  • Sunday: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of thunderstorms. High 86F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
  • Sunday Night: Scattered thunderstorms during the evening, then becoming mainly clear overnight. Low 62F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
  • Monday: Some clouds and possibly an isolated thunderstorm in the afternoon. High 83F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 30%.
  • Monday Night: Variable clouds with showers at times, and perhaps a rumble or two of thunder, especially early. Low near 65F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 40%.
  • Tuesday: Variable clouds with scattered thunderstorms. High 81F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
  • Tuesday Night: Mostly clear skies. Low 64F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.
  • Wednesday: Scattered thunderstorms in the morning. Partly cloudy skies late. High 81F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
  • Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy skies early will give way to occasional showers later during the night. Low 64F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 50%.
  • Thursday: Scattered thunderstorms. High 82F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
  • Thursday Night: Overcast with rain showers at times. Low near 65F.  Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 50%.

06/17/2014

AccuWeather Alert

URGENT - WEATHER
MESSAGE

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ

329 PM EDT TUE JUN 17 2014

...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 7 PM EDT WEDNESDAY...



THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS ISSUED A HEAT
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 7 PM EDT WEDNESDAY.



* HEAT INDEX VALUES...IN THE UPPER 90S.



* MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES...IN THE MID 90S.



* TIMING...THE WORST CONDITIONS WILL BE DURING WEDNESDAY

AFTERNOON.


* IMPACTS...THE FIRST HOT AND HUMID SPELL OF THE METEOROLOGICAL

SUMMER WILL BE STRESSFUL, ESPECIALLY FOR THE ELDERLY AND VERY
YOUNG. IT COULD ALSO HAVE EFFECTS ON ANYONE ENGAGED IN STRENUOUS

WORK OR ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.



PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...



A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS

EXPECTED. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY

WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE

POSSIBLE. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS...STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED

ROOM...STAY OUT OF THE SUN...AND CHECK UP ON THE ELDERLY, RELATIVES

AND NEIGHBORS.



TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS IF YOU WORK OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE. WHEN

POSSIBLE...RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITY TO EARLY MORNING OR

EVENING. KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT

STROKE. WEAR LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN

POSSIBLE AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER.



TO REDUCE RISK DURING OUTDOOR WORK...THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND

HEALTH ADMINISTRATION RECOMMENDS SCHEDULING FREQUENT REST BREAKS

IN SHADED OR AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENTS. ANYONE OVERCOME BY

HEAT SHOULD BE MOVED TO A COOL AND SHADED LOCATION. HEAT STROKE

IS AN EMERGENCY - CALL 9 1 1.



MAKE SURE YOUR PETS ARE ALSO ADEQUATELY PROTECTED FROM THE EFFECTS

OF THE HEAT.



02/14/2014

University Closed Due To Weather Conditions - 2/14/14

Dear Campus Community

Due to current weather conditions, on-site classes are cancelled and USciences offices will be closed today, 02/14/14. Essential operations such as Facilities and Public Safety should report. We expect to resume normal operations on Monday 2/17/14. Students, Faculty and Staff can keep up to date by checking the University's emergency website – emergency.usciences.edu

Dining
Wilson Dining - 11am-7pm
Wilson Express - 4pm-8pm
Coffee Lab - closed
Starbucks - Regular Hours
Catering – closed

Valentine's Dinner has been rescheduled.  Please check Dining Services on the Portal for more information.


ARC
The ARC will be open from 12pm until 5pm only if it is safe to walk outside and if the weather permits.

Study Space
STC and Alumni Hall will be open for students to study from 11am until 9pm; only if it is safe to walk outside .

Thank you and have a warm safe day!

Kim C. Carter
Associate Director
Department of Public Safety
University of the Sciences

02/13/2014

University Closed Due To Weather Conditions - 2/13/14

Dear Campus Community

Due to current weather conditions, on-site classes are cancelled and USciences offices will be closed today, 02/13/14. Essential operations such as Facilities and Public Safety should report. We expect to resume normal operations on tomorrow. Students, Faculty and Staff can keep up to date by checking the University's emergency website – emergency.usciences.edu

Dining
Wilson Dining - 11am-7pm
Wilson Express - 5pm-10pm
Coffee Lab - closed
Starbucks - Will open if staff available (hours to be determined)
Catering – closed

ARC
The ARC will be open from 12pm until 5pm only if it is safe to walk outside and if the weather permits.

Study Space
STC and Alumni Hall will be open for students to study from 11am until 9pm; only if it is safe to walk outside .

Thank you and have a warm safe day!

Kim C. Carter
Associate Director
Department of Public Safety
University of the Sciences

10/30/2012

Hurricane Sandy Update

USciences will resume classes and normal operations, Wednesday, October 31, 2012. If any faculty or staff experience local conditions that prevent them from coming to work, please notify your immediate supervisor. If you are a faculty member, please notify students via Blackboard and/or Angel and contact your department chair, if you anticipate cancelling a class. Students who commute and are unable to make it to campus due to local conditions please notify your instructors.

10/28/2012

CLASSES CANCELLED MONDAY & TUESDAY

Due to severe weather that is predicted to accompany the arrival of Hurricane Sandy, all classes at USciences have been cancelled for Monday, October 29 and Tuesday, October 30. Only those personnel providing essential services should report to work on Monday and Tuesday.  

 

  • The Residence Halls will remain open and fully staffed.
  • Students remaining on campus will continue to have access to the Wilson Hall Dining Facility.
  • The Library and ARC will close as of 5:00pm today, however Alumni Hall will remain open until 8:00pm today.  
  • The Department of Public Safety will remain fully staffed and may be reached at:
    • 215-596-7000 - Emergency
    • 215-895-1117 – Non Emergency

The USciences Emergency Response Team continues to monitor the situation, and extensive preparations have been taken to ensure the safety of students and others who will be on campus during the storm.

Updates concerning the storm will be posted on the USciences homepage (http://www.usciences.edu/) and the USciences Emergency web site.  (http://emergency.usciences.edu/).  Faculty, staff and students can also call USciences Weather Emergency Line (215-596-8747) to hear a recorded message regarding the status of classes.  Additional information may also be posted at:

  • KYW News Radio
  • USciences email & phone voice messaging system
  • USciences televisions & monitor systems

 

The Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management has released the following information regarding the storms possible impact in the Philadelphia area:

 

Rain / Freshwater Flooding:  Showery rain will begin on Sunday. The core of the rain will be early Monday through Monday night.  Showers will linger into Wednesday.  Up to 4-8 inches of rain is possible in Philadelphia.   River and stream flooding is likely with this amount of rain, which would be similar to what we had with Hurricane Irene last year.  Clogged drains due to leaves could cause additional problems.

 

Winds:  Winds are forecast to be 30-50 mph sustained with higher gusts upwards of 65pmh.  This will be a long duration wind event and winds at this level could last for 24 hours or more, likely from early Monday into early Tuesday.  Downed trees and power outages are likely with this level of wind.

 

Tidal Flooding:   The level of storm surge driven by southeast winds could produce record levels of flooding along the tidal Delaware River and the lower Schuylkill River and could last for several tide cycles.  High tides of particular concern are 1:30am and 2pm Monday. Coastal Flooding has the potential for 4-8ft of surge along the Delaware which could reach record levels around 10.5ft during high tide Monday at 2pm.   

 

Temperatures:  Temperatures will primarily be in the 40s and low 50s during and after the event.

This is a major storm that will bring high winds and significant rain to the area. Localized flooding and some power outages are expected during the storm. We urge everyone to exercise extreme caution during this time. Information regarding hurricane preparedness can be found at the following link from FEMA: www.ready.gov/hurricanes

09/18/2012

Tornado Watch/Severe Weather Notice

The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for Philadelphia and surrounding counties until 7pm today. A Tornado Watch means that conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms with possible tornadoes. Persons in the watch area should be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible warnings.

In addition, the Office of Emergency Management is monitoring thunderstorms and winds moving our way this afternoon. Even if a tornado does not develop, thunderstorms can bring in destructive straight line winds. Although unlikely, depending on how rainfall develops, small stream and/or river flooding may also be possible. A Wind Advisory is currently in effect until 12am this evening. Gusts could reach upwards of 50 mph with sustained winds between 20 and 25 mph.

Finally, a Coastal flood advisory is in effect until 6pm this evening. Minor flooding is possible along the Delaware River with high tide expected at 4pm. For current weather information, please visit the National Weather Service at http://www.weather.gov/phi

If traveling in the area, please exercise caution and seek shelter as needed.

10/28/2011

10/28/11: Weekend Weather Advisory

The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has released the following information:

The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is monitoring an early season Nor'easter storm that will bring heavy rain, wind, and possible snow to the City of Philadelphia.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the City of Philadelphia, in effect from noon Saturday through 2 am Sunday.

A Coastal Flood Warning has been issued for the tidal Delaware River on Saturday afternoon from noon to 5 pm.  Moderate flooding is possible on the Delaware River.  No flooding is expected on the Schuylkill River or the smaller creeks in Philadelphia from this event.

According to the Winter Weather Advisory:  

* Accumulations... 1 to 2 inches. The greatest accumulations should be on non-paved surfaces.

* Timing... Rain will overspread the region after midnight tonight, then mix with wet snow around midday before changing to wet snow during the afternoon.

* Impacts... Areas of slippery travel developing, and the heavy wet snow will weigh down tree limbs which still have leaves on them.  This will potentially lead to some downed tree limbs and power outages. There could be a burst of heavy wet snow during the height of the storm, locally increasing the accumulation rate for a time Saturday evening.

* Winds... North 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Temperatures... Around 40, but then falling into the lower 30s Saturday night.

* Visibilities... Reduced to well under a mile at times.

Winter Storm Warnings have been issued for Bucks, Chester, and Montgomery Counties, with forecasts of 2 to 6 inches of snow.

This is a challenging forecast. It is unlikely that there will be much clarity on the timing of a transition to snow until during the day on Saturday.  A worst case scenario would see an earlier transition to snow in Philadelphia and several hours of heavy, accumulating snow during the afternoon and evening, with total amounts reaching 6-8"  Power outages and downed tree limbs could be a significant issue if snow totals approach the worst case scenario.  

However, it is also possible that the rain doesn't transition to snow until late in the day and that no accumulations occur in Philadelphia.  

Refer to the National Weather Service website at www.weather.gov/phi for updated forecast information.

For an updated snowfall forecast from NWS, refer to http://www.erh.noaa.gov/phi/StormTotalSnow/index.php

Low temperatures on Sunday morning are expected to be in the low 30s, and the high temperature Sunday is 50, so any snow that falls should melt quickly.

09/08/2011

09/08/11: Weather Update

Dear faculty, staff, and students,

 

The University is monitoring the current weather conditions as the rain/flooding are impacting local transportation systems.  The campus is currently unaffected and operating on a normal schedule. 

 

If any faculty or staff experience local conditions that prevent them from coming to work, please notify your immediate supervisor if you are a staff member. If you are a faculty member, please notify students via Blackboard and/or Angel and contact your department chair, if you anticipate cancelling a class. 

 

Students who commute and are unable to make it to campus due to local conditions please notify your instructors.

 

Below is the latest weather information from the Office of Emergency Management:

 

Recent weather events have been extremely unpredictable. As of now water levels on creeks, streams, and rivers are slowly receding and forecasts predict light rain over the next 24 hours. However, there still remains uncertainty on the amount of rain that will continue to fall, and the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) advises all agencies / organizations to maintain situational awareness by going to the NWS website at: http://weather.gov/phi  , as well as monitor river conditions by clicking the AHPS link on the left hand menu.

As of now:

  • Flood Warning remains in effect until further notice for the Schuylkill River which currently is at 12.48 feet and is forecast to slowly recede to 10.5 feet by 8pm on Saturday. The U.S. Corps of Army Engineers have begun to manually release water at the Blue Marsh Dam in Berks County to control the lake levels. Although this has not been done since 2006, National Weather Service does not anticipate more than a few inches of increase to the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia.
  • Costal Flood Advisory is in effect until 1pm today and a Costal Flood Watch in effect for this evening for the Delaware River.
  • Flood Warning is in effect for urban areas and small streams until 4:30pm.
  • Flood Watch is in effect through this evening.

The attached map highlights road closures in Philadelphia as of 11am. (Please keep in mind this data is not real time and is subject to change. Stay tuned to media for real time updates)
Some important updates to note that conflict with the attached map:

  • I-76 is now open in both directions.
  • MLK Blvd is closed but crews are working to open by the evening rush.


SEPTA Alerts:
Service has been suspended on the following lines due to flooding; Chestnut Hill West, Lansdale/Doylestown, Norristown, Warminster, West Trenton, Cynwyd.
Trenton line may experience delays of up to 25 minutes.
Bus Detours can be found at www.setpa.org

08/28/2011

University open and classes resume on Mon, Aug.29

Dear University community:

The University sustained minimal impact from the hurricane and no injuries reported. There were no power outages, no major flooding, and minimal property damage. The University has resumed normal operations, and will be open and classes will be held on August 29th.

All area mass transportation systems are resuming normal operations and expect to be fully functional tomorrow.

If any faculty or staff experience local conditions that prevent them from coming to work, please notify your immediate supervisor if you are a staff member. If you are a faculty member, please notify students via Blackboard and/or Angel and contact your department chair, if you anticipate cancelling a class.

Students who have not yet checked in should report to the front desk in Wilson Hall, on Monday, August 29th beginning at 8:00am.