Winter Weather Update

 March 12, 2018

TO:  Vice Presidents, Vice Provosts, Deans, Directors, Department Heads, and Managers
FROM:  Kyle Cavanaugh, Vice President of Administration
RE:  Winter Weather Update

At this time, Duke is not expecting to activate the Severe Weather policy, but officials will continue monitoring forecasts and conditions related to the winter weather system.

The latest forecast projects snow and sleet accumulations of between 1-2 inches for Durham with less than an inch for most of Wake County.

Rain is expected to change to snow in the Durham area between 3 – 4 p.m. Temperatures will remain mild into the evening, so most of the snow that falls will melt until temperatures drop around 9-10 p.m. Most accumulation is expected in grassy or shaded areas.

Crews are on standby to begin clearing roads and walkways in the event of any significant accumulation.

Temperatures will hover around freezing early Tuesday morning but should rise quickly once the sun comes up. The high on Tuesday is expected to be about 47 degrees. During the early morning hours, those traveling to or around campus should use caution in the event of icy patches, especially on overpasses and elevated surfaces.

Additional information will be posted on Duke Today as conditions warrant.