In a weather event, the University may issue advisories or suspend normal operations and activities based on the significance of the threat.  The primary severe weather threats/natural hazards for Tuscaloosa include:

Severe Thunderstorms and Lightning

Winter Weather

Hurricanes/Tropical Storms

Earthquake

All have the potential to cause harm or damage and should be taken seriously.  Please be familiar with UA’s Severe Weather Guidelines and be prepared to move to safety if severe weather occurs.  The University has a number of protocols in place to receive severe weather information and to warn the campus community.

The University constantly monitors the weather and has direct communication with the National Weather Service in Birmingham, Tuscaloosa EMA, and access to on-site meteorologists.  Should a hazard develop, Public Safety will initiate the notification process through Strategic Communications.

The University has been certified by the National Weather Service (NWS) as a StormReady University.  See weather related links below.

NWS Birmingham – Local Forecasts and Severe Weather Information
Alabama All Hazards Awareness
Tuscaloosa Forecast
WVUA-TV Weather Blog
National Weather Service Glossary

Valuable information for the University community is the Safer Living Guide.