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ESF Weather Alert: ESF Monitoring Wind Chill

ESF is monitoring weather conditions for today, Feb. 3, through tomorrow morning by reviewing the most up-to-date National Weather Service data and forecasting, and in consultation with Syracuse University officials, SU's independent meteorologist, ESF University Police, and the ESF Grounds/Snow Removal crews.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill alert starting today and into this weekend across Upstate New York. Many areas will experience below-zero temperatures and wind gusts that could generate extreme wind chills.

The College expects to remain open and operational on Friday, Feb. 3.

Please use extreme caution as you are on campus. We encourage you to limit your time outdoors and follow these guidelines in order to remain safe:

  • Know the symptoms of cold stress (such as reddening skin, tingling, pain, swelling, leg cramps, numbness, and blisters)
  • Dress properly by wearing at least three layers of loose-fitting clothing, insulated gloves and boots, and a hat
  • Monitor your physical condition
  • Stay as dry as possible and bring extra clothes
  • Take frequent breaks in warm, dry areas
  • Drink warm liquids

If you are on campus and need assistance or medical attention, call University Police at 315-470-6667. Call 911 for emergencies off campus.

Any change in ESF's operating status will be announced with the notice ESF WEATHER ALERT through the following channels:

  • Email: Sent from ESF News with the subject line ESF WEATHER ALERT
  • Delays or cancellations will be posted on the homepage and in the newsroom
  • Local media: CNY Central, LocalSyr, Spectrum News,
  • Campus phone system message
  • Social media: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram story