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 WXII, WGHP, WFMY and Spectrum’s News 14. Information is also easily accessed from other news organizations, such as The Weather Channel.
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.
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