Winter Weather Advisory Issued for NYC on Jan. 6 and Jan. 7

January 6, 2022

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for New York City and its surrounding areas, in effect beginning midnight tonight through noon tomorrow (January 7).

The NWS is currently forecasting snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches in the city and surrounding areas. Expect hazardous and slippery travel conditions, with impacts to tomorrow’s morning commute. According to the NWS, snowfall rates could range between one half inch and one inch per hour in any heavy snowbands. 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 campus.

Anyone who may be on campus should 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 by calling 212-305-HELP (4357) option 3. To report an emergency on campus 24/7, call Public Safety at 212-305-7979.

The Emergency Management Operations Team is actively monitoring the situation and will keep the Columbia community informed should conditions change.

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