UNCW Emergency Communication

UNCW Monitoring Possible Tropical System in the Atlantic

Posted 3:30 pm May 26, 2016

UNCW, in collaboration with the National Weather Service, New Hanover County and other campus and community partners, is monitoring a developing weather system in the Atlantic that has the potential to become a tropical storm. Updates will be provided as conditions warrant. At this time, no changes are planned to the university’s operating schedule.

Dangerous rip currents, heavy rain and flooding in low-lying and coastal areas are possible over the next few days as the storm approaches. Be advised that rip currents are likely to affect the Cape Fear coast whether or not the storm makes landfall nearby.

The current forecast calls for conditions to become more conducive for a subtropical or tropical storm to form on Friday, May 27 or Saturday, May 28. The system, which is located between Bermuda and the Bahamas, is expected to drift toward the southeastern U.S. coast over the Memorial Day weekend.

Please continue to monitor the UNCW homepage, the UNCW Alert website,Facebook and Twitter, the Emergency Information Hotline at 910.962.3991 or 888.657.5751 and local media for additional information.