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Western is operating on a regular schedule.

Rainfall Warning in effect

Rain, heavy at times is expected. The frozen ground has a reduced ability to absorb this rainfall. Rain is forecast to spread into the regions this evening. The rainfall will be heavy at times, mainly through the overnight hours, and may be accompanied by a thunderstorm or two. Total rainfall amounts up to 30 mm are likely by the time the rain tapers off on Wednesday morning. Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible. Rainfall warnings are issued when significant rainfall is expected. Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to storm.ontario@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #ONStorm.

In monitoring severe weather the following terminology may be a useful guide.

  1. ADVISORY - Actual or expected weather conditions may cause inconvenience or concern but do not pose a serious threat.
  2. WATCH - Conditions are favourable for the development of severe weather.
  3. WARNING – Severe weather is occurring or is highly probable.  Weather warnings may be issued from six to twelve hours in advance.  Severe thunderstorm or tornado warnings are sometimes issued as little as one hour or less in advance.  Weather warnings may be issued for thunderstorms, tornados, freezing rain, frost, wind, dust-storm, blizzards, heavy snowfall, winter storms, wind chill.

Weather Siren

Western has a weather siren on campus, to warn community members of tornado warnings or imminent weather emergencies. When the siren sounds, everyone should seek shelter immediately.

What to do when you hear Western's Weather Siren