Friday, January 3, 2014

UW-Eau Claire extreme cold weather advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill warning for the Eau Claire region starting late this weekend and extending into early next week. The forecast is for low temperatures of nearly 30 below zero and wind chill readings of 40-60 below zero, with the coldest readings expected Sunday night and Monday morning.

The Weather Service notes that exposure to such extreme cold can cause frostbite in five to 10 minutes, and taking appropriate precautionary measures is appropriate. The following links provide information on how to prepare for extreme cold: 
It is anticipated all UW-Eau Claire operations and classes will take place as scheduled Monday, Jan. 6. Individuals should always use their best judgment about the safety of traveling to and from campus. Students should contact their instructor if they cannot make it to class, and employees should contact their supervisor if they cannot report to work. For additional information, please review the UW-Eau Claire inclement weather policy.

In the unlikely event classes are canceled or delayed on Jan. 6, the university will provide information through e2Campus, UW-Eau Claire's emergency notification system, which sends notifications via email, the university home page, pop-up messages on all university-owned computers, social media and, for those who have signed up, text messages. If you have not signed up for text message notifications, you may do so at Every effort will be made to provide such notification before 6 a.m.