Severe Weather Alert: Wednesday, March 29

The National Weather Service has notified the public of an enhanced threat of severe weather in Arkansas on Wednesday, March 29.

Strong to severe thunderstorms may impact the Arkansas Tech University campuses in Ozark and Russellville. Primary threats include large hail (greater than one inch in diameter) and potentially damaging wind gusts in excess of 60 miles per hour. Tornadoes are also possible.

In an advisory issued on Wednesday, the National Weather Service office in Little Rock indicated that western Arkansas is likely to experience the severe storms between 3 and 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Arkansas Tech students, faculty and staff are encouraged to review the severe weather procedures outlined on the Department of Public Safety website.

In addition, each building at Arkansas Tech has designated shelter zones for use during severe weather events. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the designated shelter zones in the campus facilities they visit on a regular basis. Maps showing the shelter zones are prominently displayed in campus buildings.

Students, faculty and staff may register with the Campus Emergency and Outreach Notification (CEON) system to receive alerts when tornado warnings are issued for areas that include the Arkansas Tech campuses.

Learn more about CEON.