Faculty and staff are reminded to consult the Winter Storm Policy and to monitor their own local driving conditions with respect to Thursday’s predicted snowstorm. Campus closings are rare, but University policy recognizes that driving conditions can vary across the region; employees should use their own judgment about whether they can safely travel to campus or whether they should leave early. (The state of Wisconsin requires employees to use vacation, personal holiday or unpaid time for hours lost to inclement weather.) The UW-Green Bay Winter Storm Policy is online at www.uwgb.edu/provost/policies/storm.asp.
… even with snow/wind in abundance, cancellations will be few
National Weather Service forecasts as of 11 a.m. today call for only a few inches of snow and relatively moderate winds into the morning-commute hours on Thursday (Dec. 20). Conditions are expected to deteriorate as the afternoon and evening progress, however, with winds increasing to the 25 mph range or higher, and a foot of snow possible. The good news at UW-Green Bay? It’s that the storm didn’t arrive a few days earlier, with the potential to disrupt last Saturday’s Commencement or final exams earlier this week. (The University calendar reveals no major public events, programs or seminars scheduled for Dec. 20. Final exams have already concluded.)