March 1, 2017 - 6:52 pm

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Chapel Hill and Carrboro

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Chapel Hill and Carrboro.

That means conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorms — or possibly tornadoes — in and close to the warning area. The weather service says people in these areas should be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible warnings.

Remain alert for approaching storms.

The weather service updates this information regularly, so people are advised to check http://alerts.weather.gov/cap/wwaatmget.php?x=NCC135 for the most current information.

The University will not send additional text, email or other notifications to the campus community about a severe thunderstorm warning since the status of those often change frequently during a weather event. If a new weather pattern enters the area that prompts a fresh alert after a 24-hour period, the University plans to reissue the notice as part of ongoing monitoring efforts for potential serious weather conditions.

If the weather service issues a tornado watch for Orange County, the University will issue a separate notification. If the weather service issues a tornado warning for Chapel Hill and Carrboro, the University will activate the emergency sirens.

Other information sources:

  • (919) 843-1234. Adverse Weather and Emergency Phone Line for recorded information and announcements about campus operations.
  • UNC Department of Public Safety for details including parking lot conditions.
  • Chapel Hill Transit for inclement weather updates, routes and schedules, and actual bus arrival times.