2/10/17 – REMINDER: TEST of the UCCSAlerts System Today at Noon

As a REMINDER, a scheduled test of our campus emergency notification system, UCCSAlerts, will take place TODAY, Friday, February 10, 2017 at 12:00pm.  The intent of this semester test is two-fold:

  • To test and evaluate the system during a non-emergency event to ensure all aspects and methods of delivery are functioning as expected
  • To provide an opportunity for our campus community to review and/or update their registration information, and to ensure your anticipated methods of receiving the alerts are functioning properly (ie – cell phone, email, etc)

The test message will be sent using all methods of delivery, to include:

  • Text message
  • Email
  • Voice
  • Designated social media channels
  • Website banners

Designated classroom, assembly area, and customer service desks WILL receive a call to test their functionality of using voice alerts.  The caller ID should read “UCCS Police”.  While this may cause a very brief interruption, particularly in the classroom settings, we want to emphasize the importance of testing these capabilities during non-emergent times.

We want to encourage everyone to review and update their registration information in the UCCSAlerts system ahead of Friday’s test.  To access your registration:

  • Visit uccs.edu
  • Scroll down to the bottom-center of the page, click on “Emergency Information”, and once taken to the UCCS Alerts page you will find a tab labeled “Alert Sign Up”
  • You will find instructions for accessing your registration information

If there is a “real” emergency, or other potential need to send an alert on Friday, the test will be postponed to the following Friday.  If you have questions or concerns regarding today’s test, your registration information, or the emergency notification system in general, contact Tim Stoecklein, Program Director of Emergency Management, via email at tstoeckl@uccs.edu, or via phone at 719.255.3106.

2/7/17 – TEST of the UCCSAlerts System This Friday at Noon

A scheduled test of our campus emergency notification system, UCCSAlerts, will take place this Friday, February 10, 2017 at 12:00pm.  The intent of this semester test is two-fold:

  • To test and evaluate the system during a non-emergency event to ensure all aspects and methods of delivery are functioning as expected
  • To provide an opportunity for our campus community to review and/or update their registration information, and to ensure your anticipated methods of receiving the alerts are functioning properly (ie – cell phone, email, etc)

The test message will be sent using all methods of delivery, to include:

  • Text message
  • Email
  • Voice
  • Designated social media channels
  • Website banners

Designated classroom, assembly area, and customer service desks WILL receive a call to test their functionality of using voice alerts.  The caller ID should read “UCCS Police”.  While this may cause a very brief interruption, particularly in the classroom settings, we want to emphasize the importance of testing these capabilities during non-emergent times.

We want to encourage everyone to review and update their registration information in the UCCSAlerts system ahead of Friday’s test.  To access your registration:

  • Visit uccs.edu
  • Scroll down to the bottom-center of the page, click on “Emergency Information”, and once taken to the UCCS Alerts page you will find a tab labeled “Alert Sign Up”
  • You will find instructions for accessing your registration information

If there is a “real” emergency, or other potential need to send an alert on Friday, the test will be postponed to the following Friday.  If you have questions or concerns regarding Friday’s test, your registration information, or the emergency notification system in general, contact Tim Stoecklein, Program Director of Emergency Management, via email at tstoeckl@uccs.edu, or via phone at 719.255.3106.

2/8/17 – Red Flag Warning Issued

A Red Flag Warning has been issued 9:00am-6:00pm on Wednesday for increased fire danger due to forecast gusty winds and low humidity. Use extreme caution with potential ignition sources tomorrow, and report any fire starts immediately by calling 911.

2/1/17 – Winter Weather Advisory Issued

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued from 10:00pm tonight tp 10:00am Thursday. Light snow and freezing drizzle may cause surfaces to become slick, including roadways.

Preparedness actions:

  • Allow extra time for travel tonight and tomorrow morning
  • Reduce your speed, increase following distance, and turn your headlights on for better visibility in areas of dense fog during daylight hours

 

1/10/17 – High Wind Warning Issued

The National Weather Service in Pueblo has issued a High Wind Warning from 9:00pm tonight through 12:00pm on Wednesday.

Precautionary actions:

  • Secure loose items outdoors, including patio furniture and decorative items
  • Be prepared for hazardous travel conditions, particularly along north/south thoroughfares, if you have travel plans during the period
  • Prepare for potential power outages

UPDATE: 1/9/17 – High Wind Warning Issued

UPDATE: The High Wind Warning has been EXTENDED until 8:00pm tonight.  Wind gusts to around 60mph are possible through this evening.

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The National Weather Service in Pueblo has issued a High Wind Warning from 5:00am to 5:00pm on Monday, January 9, 2017.  Winds are forecast to reach 35-40mph, with gusts up to 60mph.  Stronger winds are likely west of I-25 during the period.

Precautionary actions:

  • Secure loose items outdoors, including patio furniture and decorative items
  • Be prepared for hazardous travel conditions, particularly along north/south thoroughfares, if you have travel plans during the period

UPDATE: 1/8/17 – High Wind Watch Issued

Updated for time frame of the watch…

National Weather Services Pueblo has issued a High Wind Watch, in effect from 8:00am Monday through 5:00am Tuesday.  A High Wind Watch means there is potential for a hazardous wind event in our area.

Precautionary actions:

  • Secure loose items outdoors, including patio furniture and decorative items
  • Be prepared for hazardous travel conditions, particularly along north/south thoroughfares, if you have travel plans during the period

UPDATE: 1/4/2017 – Weather Advisory Issued

UPDATE:  The National Weather Service Pueblo has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for our area from 11:00pm this evening through 11:00pm Thursday, a reduced time frame from the original advisory which ran until 5:00am Friday.  Snow, cold temperatures, and wind chill values near or below zero will be our greatest impacts.  Stay tuned to local forecast information for the latest details.