Tornado watch extended to 8 p.m. April 19 for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County area

The National Weather Service tornado watch for the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County area has been extended until 8 p.m. Friday, April 19. A tornado watch means tornadoes are possible in and near the watch area.

Please monitor local weather reports for the latest information.

Resources include:

TV Stations: WXII, WFMY,  WGHP  or Spectrum News Triad

National Weather Service

The University recommends keeping cell phones charged and set to receive calls and text messages.

In the event of a tornado warning, Wake Forest will use the Wake Alert emergency notification system to communicate with students, faculty, and staff.  An announcement would be posted on the Wake Alert web site and the University’s home page at wfu.edu; sent by text, email and voice mail; and posted on the Wake Alert Twitter and Facebook accounts.

 

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Tornado watch issued today, April 19, for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County area

Wake Forest University activated the Wake Alert system today, April 19, to inform students, faculty and staff of a tornado watch. Information was distributed in many ways to the campus community.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a tornado watch for the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County area today, April 19. The current NWS watch is in effect until 5 p.m.

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to stay informed on weather conditions throughout Friday and into the evening.  Unstable weather is forecast for the Winston-Salem area. Storms are possible today, including in the afternoon and evening.  Some storms could be severe, according to weather forecasts.

Information about today’s weather, including current forecasts, is widely available on local TV stations, such as WXIIWGHPWFMY and Spectrum’s News 14.  Information is also easily accessed from other news organizations, such as The Weather Channel.

At Wake Forest, detailed weather information is always available thanks to WeatherSTEM stations on top of the Miller Center and the scoreboard at BB&T Field.

The WeatherSTEM stations use a combination of weather instruments and sensors to take environmental measurements and offer frequently updated details on temperature, humidity, the heat index, barometric pressure and more.  Forecasts for several days ahead is available, too. Each station includes a sky camera, with one directed toward Kentner Stadium, Reynolds Gym, Farrell Hall and Wait Chapel, while the other camera is directed across BB&T Field.

The stations also offer information through Facebook and Twitter accounts, which are updated through automation.  On Facebook, the accounts are identified as Wake Forest Weatherstem and Wake Forest Football Weatherstem. On Twitter, the stations can be followed @WakeForestWxSTEM and @WFUFootballWx.

WeatherSTEM also offers apps for ios and Android.

In the event of a weather emergency, Wake Forest would use the Wake Alert emergency notification system to communicate with students, faculty and staff. Additional information is available here.

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Severe storms possible Friday, April 19; stay informed about weather

This announcement was emailed to students, faculty and staff on the morning of April 19 to students, faculty and staff:

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged today, April 19, to stay informed on weather conditions.  Unstable weather is forecast for the Winston-Salem area.  Storms are possible today, including in the afternoon and evening.  Some storms could be severe, according to weather forecasts.

Information about today’s weather, including current forecasts, is widely available on local TV stations, such as WXIIWGHPWFMY and Spectrum’s News 14.  Information is also easily accessed from other news organizations, such as The Weather Channel.

At Wake Forest, detailed weather information is always available thanks to WeatherSTEM stations on top of the Miller Center and the scoreboard at BB&T Field.

The WeatherSTEM stations use a combination of weather instruments and sensors to take environmental measurements and offer frequently updated details on temperature, humidity, the heat index, barometric pressure and more.  Forecasts for several days ahead is available, too. Each station includes a sky camera, with one directed toward Kentner Stadium, Reynolds Gym, Farrell Hall and Wait Chapel, while the other camera is directed across BB&T Field.

The stations also offer information through Facebook and Twitter accounts, which are updated through automation.  On Facebook, the accounts are identified as Wake Forest Weatherstem and Wake Forest Football Weatherstem.  On Twitter, the stations can be followed @WakeForestWxSTEM and @WFUFootballWx.

WeatherSTEM also offers apps for ios and Android.

In the event of a weather emergency, Wake Forest would use the Wake Alert emergency notification system to communicate with students, faculty and staff.  Additional information is available here.

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Faculty books: March 2019

The following is the faculty books report for March 2019:

Arthur, Shawn. (Study of Religions). Contemporary Religions in China. Routledge. 2019.

Morone, James A., & Rogan Kersh. (Politics & International Affairs). By the People: Debating American Government, 4th ed. Oxford University Press. 2018.

Winn, Colett H., Stephen Murphy, & François Rouget, Eds. (French Studies) Album de Poesies Des Villeroy: Manuscrit Francais 1663 de la BNF. Classiques Garnier. 2019.

 Yarfitz, Mir. (History). Impure Migration: Jews and Sex Work in Golden Age Argentina (Jewish Cultures of the World series). Rutgers University Press. 2019.

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Tornado watch update: Watch extended until 5 a.m. Monday, April 15

An updated announcement on the weather, including an extended tornado watch, was announced to students, faculty and staff by the Wake Alert notification system on the evening of April 14:

A tornado watch for the Winston-Salem area, including Wake Forest University, is in effect until 5 a.m. Monday, April 15.

A tornado watch means that tornadoes are possible in and near the watch area.

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to stay informed on weather conditions.

Severe storms remain possible Sunday night.

Information about the weather, including current forecasts, is widely available on local TV stations, such as WXIIWGHPWFMY and Spectrum’s News 14.  Information is also easily accessed from other news organizations, such as The Weather Channel.

At Wake Forest, detailed weather information is always available thanks to WeatherSTEM stations on top of the Miller Center and the scoreboard at BB&T Field.

The WeatherSTEM stations use a combination of weather instruments and sensors to take environmental measurements and offer frequently updated details on temperature, humidity, the heat index, barometric pressure and more.  Forecasts for several days ahead is available, too. Each station includes a sky camera, with one directed toward Kentner Stadium, Reynolds Gym, Farrell Hall and Wait Chapel, while the other camera is directed across BB&T Field.

The stations also offer information through Facebook and Twitter accounts, which are updated through automation.  On Facebook, the accounts are identified as Wake Forest Weatherstem and Wake Forest Football Weatherstem.  On Twitter, the stations can be followed @WakeForestWxSTEM and @WFUFootballWx.

WeatherSTEM also offers apps for ios and Android.

In the event of a weather emergency, Wake Forest would use the Wake Alert emergency notification system to communicate with students, faculty and staff.  Additional information is available here.

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