Johnson C. Smith University is prepared in the event that we encounter weather emergencies. Students, faculty and staff will be notified as outlined in the University’s emergency plan. The Crisis Management Team monitors all weather-related situations and begins preparations to implement the emergency plan as soon as we know inclement weather is headed in the direction of Charlotte, N.C.
There are no weather updates at this time. The university is operating on its usual schedule.
Hurricane Sandy and JCSU Update
JCSU administrators are carefully monitoring Hurricane Sandy as it moves up the coast of the Northeast. According to the National Weather Service, Hurricane Sandy is heading toward southern New Jersey and is expected to make landfall by early evening Monday, October 29.
According to the Charlotte Observer:
Charlotte will be at the southern end of Sandy’s impact area. The Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory through Wednesday morning, although the strongest winds are predicted from Monday afternoon into Tuesday morning. Sustained winds of 25 to 30 mph, with gusts to 45 mph, are expected.
The Weather Service’s Bryan McAvoy said computer models don’t indicate winds will be strong enough to cause damage, but he added, “With such a powerful low to our north, we will have to keep an eye on wind trends.”
Rain showers are possible late Monday and early Tuesday, and meteorologists say temperatures could be chilly enough for snowflakes to mix with the rain. But temperatures will not drop below the upper 30s Tuesday morning, so accumulations are very unlikely.
Much colder air has funneled into the Charlotte area. High temperatures Monday are not expected to climb above the middle 50s, and Tuesday’s highs might not exceed 50 degrees. Morning lows Tuesday and Wednesday are predicted to fall into the middle 30s.
Frost is possible Wednesday morning.