On Tuesday, January 29, 2013 after 5:30 p.m., all evening classes on campus including the GHEC (Greenville Higher Education Center), have been cancelled due to notification from the National Weather Service of a wind advisory alert and severe weather in surrounding areas.
Updates about weather conditions or potential changes in the University’s operational schedule will be communicated via the MVSU website - FastCommand, e-mail through MVSU News or local media outlets.
Please remember to take every precaution necessary towards ensuring your safety and security while traveling.
IF YOU LIVE IN THE IMMEDIATE AREAS OF THE UNIVERSITY, HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO BE AWARE OF…
WIND ADVISORY ALERT
...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT...
A WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT.
* TIMING: NOON TO MIDNIGHT ON TUESDAY
* WINDS: SOUTHERLY SUSTAINED WINDS OF 25 TO 30 MPH ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP BY 1 PM WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THE WINDS SHOULD SHIFT TO THE SOUTHWEST AND WEST TOWARD THE MIDNIGHT HOUR AND DIMINISH TO LESS THAN 25 MPH EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING.
* IMPACTS: ANY UNSECURED OUTDOOR ITEMS SUCH AS GARBAGE CANS WILL BE BLOWN AROUND OR TOPPLED. IT WILL BE HAZARDOUS FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES DRIVING ON WEST TO EAST ORIENTED ROADWAYS...
AND LARGE LOOSE BRANCHES OR WEAK AND ROTTEN TREES COULD FALL AND CAUSE PROPERTY DAMAGE.
A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...KEEP A FIRM GRIP ON YOUR STEERING WHEEL AND CONSIDER AVOIDING PROXIMITY TO HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.
Target Areas: Bolivar, Carroll, Grenada, Holmes, Humphreys, Issaquena, Leflore, Sharkey, Sunflower, Warren, Washington, and Yazoo