Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Javelina Weather Watch

KINGSVILLE - February 01, 2011


Wednesday, Feb 2 , 2011  4:30 pm

Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students,

Due to predicted severe weather for late Thursday and Friday, President Steven Tallant authorized the closure of Texas A&M University-Kingsville beginning at 5 p.m. on Thursday, February 3, through Friday, February 4, 2011.  No classes, events, or activities will be held after 5 p.m. on Thursday or at any time on Friday.  The campus will operate during normal business hours on Thursday and resume operations on Saturday as usual.

Students living on campus will be allowed to stay in the residence halls and will receive food service in limited locations during limited hours which will be posted in residence halls tomorrow.

 Essential personnel such as those in the University Police Department or University Facilities may be expected to report to work.

Based on the forecast for Kleberg County, we do not have reason to believe that driving will be unsafe during the day on Thursday.  As always, you are responsible for making your own weather-related decisions to ensure your safety and may choose to stay at home if you are commuting to campus.  Please contact your faculty members or supervisor to notify us if weather requires you to remain at home. Please contact me if you have questions or concerns.

 Terisa Remelius, Chair of the Emergency Management Team

Wednesday, Feb 2 , 2011  10:15am

The University’s Emergency Management Team (EMT) continues to closely monitor weather conditions in the Coastal Bend.  As of now, the campus is scheduled to remain open the rest of the week; however, in the event of a campus closure we will notify students, faculty, and staff through campus email and Connect-Ed.

As you may have seen in a previous email from EMT member Shane Creel, the university expects to experience rotating power outages today and tomorrow. Due to the high consumption of electricity across the state of Texas in wake of the extreme weather conditions, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has ordered rotating power outages to compensate for increased power usage. According to ERCOT, rotating outages are controlled, temporary interruptions of electric service, typically lasting 10-45 minutes per neighborhood. The locations and durations are determined by the local utilities.

A&M-Kingsville is expecting the outage to last less than an hour. However, we do not know when the outage will begin. As a result, we encourage students, faculty and staff using computers to back-up their information throughout the day.

Tuesday, Feb 1, 2011  1:15pm

The National Weather Service has indicated that the Coastal Bend Region, including Kleberg County, has several hazardous conditions predicted for Tuesday through Friday.  An Arctic Airmass will be anchored over south Texas beginning today through Friday.  Wind gusts between 20-40 mph, temperatures in the 20s at night, and predicted precipitation will result in freezing, hazardous conditions.  (For daily forecast updates, please see www.weather.gov.)    

In the event that the campus experiences the need to close due to hazardous conditions, Texas A&M University-Kingsville will alert our campus community through email, text messages, and phone calls using our Connect-Ed System.  To make sure your information is up-to-date in that system, please log in as directed below:

(Please note that you are required to login to the UMS using your University assigned user ID and your banner ID. If you do not know your Banner or User ID please click here to look it up.)

Click Here To Update Your Information (Requires Login)

We will also update our website with weather related closures and contact local media for assistance in disseminating the information.

As always, you should take any precautions necessary to be safe.  If the university remains open but you determine that is unsafe for you to travel to the campus, you should contact your immediate supervisor or professors to explain your absence.

Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or concerns.

Terisa Remelius, Chair of the Emergency Management Team

Vice President for Student Affairs

Texas A&M University-Kingsville

700 University Blvd, MSC 103

Kingsville, TX  78363



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