This announcement was emailed to students, faculty and staff on Oct. 23 by Wake Forest Communications and External Relations:
Due to unstable weather conditions, the University recommends that students, faculty and staff stay informed about weather forecasts for the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County area and nearby areas this afternoon and tonight.
Weather forecasters have announced that the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County area and other nearby areas could experience severe storms today and tonight capable of producing tornadoes. The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Forsyth, Guilford and dozens of other counties. A watch lets people know that weather conditions are favorable for a tornado to occur. It is not a warning. A warning requires immediate action.
Information is available on local TV and radio stations and on news media web sites focused on this area. Examples include TV stations WXII, WGHP, WFMY and Spectrum News.. The Winston-Salem Journal is another resource.
Frequently updated information on weather conditions at Wake Forest is available through WeatherSTEM. The information is available through Facebook and Twitter (@WakeForestWxSTEM). WeatherSTEM also offers apps for iOS and Android.
If emergency conditions were to occur at Wake Forest, the University’s Wake Alert Emergency Notification System will be activated. In an emergency, alerts and updates would be posted on the Wake Alert web site and distributed through other methods.
Wake Forest Communications and External Relations