Published August 22, 2017 at 1:41 PM
The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather condition alert for Western New York for Tuesday, August 22. This includes a wind advisory in effect until 8 p.m. and a tornado watch until 9 p.m. The advisory also includes possible isolated hail.
As described by the National Weather Service, a tornado watch indicates that tornadoes are possible in or near a large watch area covering numerous counties. A tornado warning indicates that a tornado has been sighted by weather radar and encompasses a much smaller area.
If you are traveling to, from or on campus, be cautious and prepare for possible damage and downed power lines.
The National Weather Service offers this guidance on what to do during a tornado:
Do not call 911 or University Police for general information during an emergency, as this will delay response to the emergency. This site will provide new details as quickly as possible.