Winter weather advisory across the Commonwealth

March 19, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Another winter storm — hopefully the last for this season — is predicted to hit the Commonwealth, bringing with it snow accumulations that will vary across the state, according to National Weather Service. Snow is expected to start late tonight (March 19) and continue through Friday (March 20). Snow on roads may cause hazardous travel conditions. Some locations in eastern Pennsylvania and northern New Jersey could see accumulations of 3-6 inches, according to the forecast.

With the potential for delays or cancellations on campuses, students, faculty and staff can stay informed by using Penn State's PSUAlert emergency messaging system.

For information on inclement weather, the University Park community should check WPSU-FM and Penn State News -- the official sources for weather-related delay or cancellation advisories at that campus. In addition, advisories for all campuses will be sent directly to cellphones, email and Twitter via PSUAlert, based on what an individual student, faculty member or staff member has signed up for on that platform.

WPSU, which airs 24-hour programming, can be heard at 91.5 FM in State College, Bellefonte, Lock Haven and surrounding areas, and at 90.1 FM in northern Pennsylvania counties. The station also is streamed live at http://wpsu.org and a complete list of station frequencies can be found at http://wpsu.org/about/coverage. Closings are listed at http://wpsu.org/closings.

All employees and students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own safety. Faculty, staff and students should use their own best judgment when considering traveling to campus or the need to leave early during times of inclement weather. Faculty and staff should review Handling Weather Day Absences (Human Resources Guideline 10) at http://guru.psu.edu/policies/OHR/hrg10.html for specific information on how time missed for weather situations is handled.

Answers to frequently asked questions about University Park weather events are available here.

Last Updated March 19, 2015