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Published September 08, 2020
With low temperatures forecast for today (Tuesday) and tomorrow in Laramie, University of Wyoming Operations has issued recommendations to ensure safety and security in all buildings during lengthy closures or anticipated periods of extremely cold weather.
According to the National Weather Service in Cheyenne:
-- Temperatures will drop 50-70 degrees behind an anomalously strong cold front through this evening.
-- Widespread snowfall is expected above 4,000 feet in elevation.
-- Heavy snow accumulations of 6-12 inches above 8,000 feet elevation possible and travel impacts through today likely.
-- Accumulations of 4-8 inches of snow for lower elevations in the Laramie area.
-- Wind gusts of up to 35 miles per hour expected today.
-- Wind chills below zero are possible, combined with bitter overnight lows today into tomorrow morning.
UW Operations encourages building occupants to assist with the following measures:
-- Make sure all windows and doors are completely closed, with windows latched.
-- Check sinks and lavatories on exterior walls, and open cabinet doors under sinks.
-- Report any unusually cold areas.
-- Report any wet ceiling tiles.
-- Report any doors or windows that you are unable to close and secure.
-- Watch for icy spots, and use extreme caution when walking and driving.
The Risk Management office encourages everyone to read these property loss reduction tips at www.uwyo.edu/risk/_files/docs/propertylossreduction.pdf.
Call the UW Operations Service Desk at 766-6225 to report any situations or concerns.