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2/10/2010: Blizzard Warning

The National Weather Services is reporting that the blizzard warning remains in effect until midnight tonight.

A coastal storm developing off the central mid Atlantic coast will intensify explosively today. A mixture of rain, sleet, freezing rain, and snow has begun to change to all snow late this morning and will continue this afternoon as the storm moves northward. This will cause winds to back to northeast and north and bring colder air into the region. With heavy snow expected to decrease visibilities, and strong winds gusting to 35 to 45 miles an hour this afternoon, blizzard conditions are expected at times mainly from about midday and through the afternoon, possibly persisting into early tonight before tapering off. However, winds will continue to be strong this evening so there will be plenty of blowing snow with reduced visibilities as well tonight.

Total snow accumulations are expected to range from 12 to 22 inches into early tonight, with the highest amounts straddling the interstate 95 corridors.

Near-blizzard or blizzard conditions are rare for our area, so it is likely that people will not realize the peril that exists in venturing out in such storms. Life-threatening conditions are possible, and driving will be hazardous at best during this winter storm today and early tonight. It is highly recommended that travel be curtailed due to the dangerous conditions, and only drive if it is truly an emergency situation.

A blizzard warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout conditions, making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle.


2/9/2010: Weather Cancellation & Closing Notice

Due to the severe weather, all classes and events (not including Women’s Basketball)  beginning after 5:00 p.m. are cancelled for Tuesday, February 9, 2010 and all classes and events for Wednesday, February 10, 2010, are cancelled.


All non-essential administrative offices will be closed on Wednesday, February 10, 2010.


Wilson Dining Center – Operating on a Normal Schedule

Wilson Computer Lab – Operating on a Normal Schedule

Women’s Basketball – Time Change – Starts at 6:00 p.m.

ARC – Open until 10:00 p.m., Tuesday February 9, 2010

SHAC – Closed, Wednesday February 10, 2010

Library - Closed, Wednesday February 10, 2010

ARC - Closed, Wednesday February 10, 2010



2/6/2010: Weather Advisory – Library Closed

Due to the severe weather conditions the Library will be closed on Saturday, February 6, 2010.

2/6/2010: Winter Storm Warning

The National Weather Service is reporting that the Winter Storm Warning will remain in effect until 7PM on Saturday, February 6, 2010. Below is a copy of the Winter Storm Warning published at 5:58 AM this morning.

Snow has overspread most of the area early this morning and will continue much of today. Storm total snow accumulations of 12 to as much as 24 inches are expected. The snow will fall heavily at times through early this afternoon with rates of 1 or 2 inches an hour. The highest snowfall rates should be across the southern portions of the region. 

An increasing northeast to north wind with gusts up to 35 mph overnight and Saturday will create blowing and drifting snow. This combined with the falling snow will create very hazardous conditions including greatly reduced visibilities at times.

2/6/2010: Weather Advisory - Athletic Recreation Center

Due to the severe weather conditions the ARC will be closed on Saturday, February 6, 2010.


2/05/2010: Weather Advisory Class & Events Update

Due to the severe weather, all classes and events beginning after 5:00 p.m. or later are cancelled for Friday, February 05, 2010. All classes and events scheduled for Saturday, February 6, 2010, are cancelled.


Dining Services in Wilson Hall - operating on a normal schedule.

Bookstore – operating on a normal schedule.

Administrative Offices - operating on a normal schedule.

Library – operating on a normal schedule.

ARC - operating on a normal schedule.

2/5/2010: Campus Weather Advisory

The University is operating on a normal schedule for Friday, February 5, 2010. Additional information will be posted when it become available.


Office & Classroom Holiday Security Tips

During the holiday season, the Department of Public Safety encourages everyone to take extra precautions to avoid becoming a victim of a crime.  Help Us, Help You to enjoy the holiday season.

    • Secure Doors And Windows When Leaving The Office
    • Keep Valuables And Personal Items Under Lock And Key
    • Never Leave Money In Your Desk
    • Maintain Key Control Procedures
    • Never Give Out Confidential Numbers, Information Or Passwords
    • Know Your Coworkers And Question Any Strangers/Delivery Persons/Repair Persons
    • Adhere To All Access Control Procedures And Carry Your ID Card
    • Report Suspicious Activity And Incidents To The DPS
    • Report Broken Locks, Doors, And Windows
    • Keep Your Personal Life Personal
    • Be Cautious When Working Late - When Possible Travel With Others Or Use the Escort Services Provided By DPS

If you do become a victim of crime, you should report it immediately to the local police authorities and the Department of Public Safety at 215.596.7000, or e-mail DPS@usp.edu if the incident occurred on or near campus. The information you provide will assist us in providing a safe environment for the University community.