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Be prepared for winter weather

Posted by on February 15, 2019

The National Weather Service in Springfield, Missouri, has issued a winter weather advisory through midnight tonight. The advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery roads and limited visibility, and use caution while driving. Missouri S&T is currently open. If a decision is made to close campus or cancel classes, students, faculty and staff will be notified via email and text. Check alert.mst.edu for winter weather tips and information on cancellations or university closings.

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Low temperatures, dangerous wind chills predicted

Posted by on January 28, 2019

The National Weather Service in Springfield, Missouri, has issued a wind chill watch from tomorrow evening (Tuesday, Jan. 29) through the morning of Thursday, Jan. 31. Dangerously cold wind chills (40 degrees below 0) are possible in Phelps County and surrounding counties. The wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes. Look to the university website, alert.mst.edu, for winter weather tips and information on cancellations or university closings.

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Winter weather: Use caution

Posted by on January 10, 2019

Rolla is under a winter storm watch from tomorrow night (Friday, Jan. 11) to Saturday night (Jan. 12) with precipitation expected through Sunday, Jan. 13. Please exercise caution and look to the university website, alert.mst.edu, for information on cancellations and winter weather safety tips.

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Be prepared for tornado season

Posted by on June 27, 2018

When the weather gets dangerous, do you know what to do? All members of the Missouri S&T community should be familiar the proper procedures for seeking shelter during severe weather activity.

During an actual tornado:

A tornado warning means that a tornado has been sighted or indicated by radar. The Rolla Police Department will activate the city’s outdoor sirens. When warning sirens sound:

  • Seek shelter, preferably in a designated area. Move to an interior hallway, under a stairwell or a room with no windows.
  • Stay away from outside walls, exterior doors and glass windows or partitions. Do not open windows.
  • Take cover under heavy furniture. Cover your head.
  • Check local radio and television stations concerning the tornado warning.
  • There is no all-clear message sounded through the siren system. However, Missouri S&T does send out all-clear messages through its mass notification system.

Here are a few resources and tips:

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Tornado drill planned March 6; evaluate your plan

Posted by on March 1, 2018

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The National Weather Service will test their severe weather alert and sirens during a statewide tornado drill at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, as part of Missouri’s Severe Weather Awareness Week. University Police recommends using this time to consider what you would do and where you would go in the case of an actual tornado warning.

During an actual tornado:

A tornado warning means that a tornado has been sighted or indicated by radar. The Rolla Police Department will activate the city’s outdoor sirens. When warning sirens sound:

  • Seek shelter, preferably in a designated area. Move to an interior hallway, under a stairwell or a room with no windows.
  • Stay away from outside walls, exterior doors and glass windows or partitions. Do not open windows.
  • Take cover under heavy furniture. Cover your head.
  • Check local radio and television stations concerning the tornado warning.
  • There is no all-clear message sounded through the siren system. However, Missouri S&T does send out all-clear messages through its mass notification system.

Here are a few resources and tips:

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