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Weather-related Alerts Archive

2012


Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2013; 9:55 p.m.
The National Weather Service is forecasting 3 to 6 inches of snowfall across the greater Denver Metro area beginning overnight into Wednesday.
The University is operating on normal schedules. Should conditions change, information about any schedule adjustments will be available on this website and on our toll-free emergency phoneline 1-877-463-6070.
While our operations are as scheduled, weather conditions may make travel slow requiring extra time and caution.
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Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012
National Weather Service forecast for snow across Metro Denver
The National Weather Service is forecasting additional snowfall and cold temperatures again this evening and into Friday.
 
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012
National Weather Service forecast for snow across Metro Denver   
The National Weather Service is forecasting snowfall overnight and into tomorrow.
University safety and facilities personnel monitor the forecasts and conditions as they develop. They then provide the latest information to University leadership when conditions pose a safety threat to students, faculty, staff or visitors at any of our locations. University leadership will determine if conditions require campus closure(s) or modified schedules.​
How you can get information during bad weather:
When the University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus experiences conditions that pose a threat to the safety or security of students, faculty, staff or visitors, the Emergency Notification System (ENS) offers information and updates about our operational status via various channels during regular business hours as well as during nights and weekends.
When inclement weather develops overnight, University leaders assess conditions and announce any schedule adjustments by 5 a.m.
Here are our information sources:
--Notices sent to university-issued email accounts
--Individuals can call the toll-free phoneline: 877-463-6070
--Information posted here on this site: www.ucdenver.edu/alert
--Students, faculty and staff can self-register for text and voice messages on your cell phone via Rave (www.getrave.com).
--Monitor local television and radio stations
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Monday, Oct. 8, 2012
University initiates 'opt-out' service for the Emergency Notification Service
Messaging services provided via Rave Mobile Safety, will be transitioning to an OPT-OUT service for all enrolled students, faculty and staff at both the University of Colorado Denver and Anschutz Medical Campuses.
Historically, this service has been an opt-in process, in which registrants manually sign up for the service through the Rave Mobile Safety website. Moving forward, Chancellor Don Elliman has determined that this service automatically be provided to all students upon enrollment at the University.
This transition to the opt-out ENS will occur on Nov. 1, 2012. As of that date, all students, faculty and staff automatically will receive emergency alerts and campus closure notifications via university-issued email addresses.
Please go to the university employee or student portal to update your own phone contact information, so that you can receive important emergency alerts.
Please note: If you have a pay-per-text cell phone plan, you may be charged a text fee for any alerts sent to your cell phone through the ENS. The University sends one test message through the ENS each semester. You will not receive any other alerts/notifications unless there is an imminent threat to the campus(es) or its constituents or for campus closures (due to weather closures or other incidents). or additional help updating your portal information, please go to http://www.ucdenver.edu/about/departments/UniversityPolice/EmergencyPreparedness/EmergencyNotificationSystem/Pages/Rave-Student-Info-Update.aspx to obtain screen-shot, step-by-step instructions.
How you your can get information during bad weather
When the University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus experiences conditions that pose a threat to the safety or security of students, faculty, staff or visitors, the Emergency Notification System (ENS) offers information and updates about our operational status via various channels during regular business hours as well as during nights and weekends.
When inclement weather develops overnight, University leaders assess conditions and announce any schedule adjustments by 5 a.m.
Here are our information sources:
--Notices sent to university-issued email accounts
--Individuals can call in on the toll-free phoneline: 877-463-6070
--Information posted here on this site: www.ucdenver.edu/alert
--Students, faculty and staff can self-register for text and voice messages on your cell phone via Rave (see info above).
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Friday, Oct. 5, 2012
Winter-like weather arrived in the metro area overnight, and residents woke up to find small amounts of snow blanketing grass, trees and rooftops. While temperatures dipped near freezing, the conditions did not prompt any schedule adjustments at any University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus locations.
Today's weather serves as a timely reminder of how you'll know about schedule adjustments when we do experience more extreme weather conditions.
When the University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus experiences conditions that pose a threat to the safety or security of students, faculty, staff or visitors, the Emergency Notification System (ENS) offers information and updates about our operational status via various channels during regular business hours as well as during nights and weekends.
When inclement weather develops overnight, University leaders assess conditions and announce any schedule adjustments by 5 a.m.
Here are our information sources:
--Notices sent to university-issued email accounts
--Individuals can call in on the toll-free phoneline: 877-463-6070
--Information posted here on this site: www.ucdenver.edu/alert
--Students, faculty and staff can self-register for text and voice messages on your cell phone via Rave. Here's more information about an update to this service:
University initiates 'opt-out' service for the Emergency Notification Service
Messaging services provided via Rave Mobile Safety, will be transitioning to an OPT-OUT service for all enrolled students, faculty and staff at both the University of Colorado Denver and Anschutz Medical Campuses.
Historically, this service has been an opt-in process, in which registrants manually sign up for the service through the Rave Mobile Safety website. Moving forward, Chancellor Don Elliman has determined that this service automatically be provided to all students upon enrollment at the University.
This transition to the opt-out ENS will occur on Nov. 1, 2012. As of that date, all students, faculty and staff automatically will receive emergency alerts and campus closure notifications via university-issued email addresses.
Please go to the university employee or student portal to update your own phone contact information, so that you can receive important emergency alerts.
Please note: If you have a pay-per-text cell phone plan, you may be charged a text fee for any alerts sent to your cell phone through the ENS. The University sends one test message through the ENS each semester. You will not receive any other alerts/notifications unless there is an imminent threat to the campus(es) or its constituents or for campus closures (due to weather closures or other incidents).
For additional help updating your portal information, please go to http://www.ucdenver.edu/about/departments/UniversityPolice/EmergencyPreparedness/EmergencyNotificationSystem/Pages/Rave-Student-Info-Update.aspx to obtain screen-shot, step-by-step instructions.
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When the University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus experiences conditions that pose a threat to the safety or security of students, faculty, staff or visitors -- at any of our locations -- information will be available, on this website and on the Emergency Notification System phoneline, as quickly as information is available.
For future reference, you may want to bookmark this website -- www.ucdenver.edu/alert and make a note of, or program your phone to dial, the university's toll-free phoneline at 877-463-6070.
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DURING INCLEMENT WEATHER -- INFORMATION AVAILABLE
In addition to our toll-free call-in line (877-463-6070) and this website, we're NOW offering weather-related notifications through our Rave service.
If you have not signed up in Rave to receive emergency-related updates --including voice, text and email -- on personal phone(s) or other home and mobile communication devices, please enroll NOW.
IMPORTANT NOTE:
To take advantage of this service, log into Rave at https://www.getrave.com/login/DenverAlerts using your University of Colorado Denver-issued email address. There is no charge for this service other than charges that may be incurred from your communications provider.
If you already are enrolled in Rave, you need not do anything. Weather-related delays or closure updates will be sent to the contact information you provided when you enrolled.
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Tornado Warning
Friday, June 15, 2012 3:08 p.m.
The National Weather Service in Denver issued a tornado warning for: south central Adams County in northeast Colorado until 3:30 p.m mdt. At 3:02 p.m. MDT, the National Weather Service doppler radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado 2 miles north of Manila Village, or 23 miles east of Denver. This storm was moving northeast at 15 mph.
Locations in the warning include but are not limited to Manila Village, Bennett and Northeastern Aurora.
Take cover now. Move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows.
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Severe Thunderstorm Watch                
Friday, June 15, 2012 2:15 p.m.
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch in effect until 9 p.m. for the following Colorado counties in areas along the Front Range:
Adams, Arapahoe, Denver, Douglas, Elbert, Lincoln, Logan, Morgan, Washington, Weld.
The area under the watch does include both campuses of the University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus.
Please monitor updates from the National Weather Service online or on local broadcast radio and television.
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Thursday, June 7, 2012; 6:50 p.m.
Be prepared to take shelter if conditions develop in your immediate area or if you hear emergency sirens activated by local emergency responders.
We will provide updates here as available. But please remember that because such storm conditions often develop very quickly, you should monitor the National Weather Service and local radio or television broadcast stations for 'breaking' information.
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Thursday, June 7, 2012; 11:50 a.m.
The National Weather Service issued a severe weather watch today for 13 counties on the Front Range, including areas near the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. This severe weather may include thunderstorms, hail and conditions that could produce funnel clouds(tornados).
Be prepared to take shelter if conditions develop in your immediate area or if you hear emergency sirens activated by local emergency responders.
We will provide updates here as available. But please remember that because such storm conditions often develop very quickly, you should monitor the National Weather Service and local radio or television broadcast stations for 'breaking' information.
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Wednesday, June 6, 2012;  7:05 p.m.
The National Weather Service issued severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings and watches for areas near the Anschutz Medical Campus -- take shelter if in the area involved. Emergency sirens have been activated.
Updates as available.
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Friday, May 25, 2012; 6:50 a.m.
Commencement to proceed as scheduled today for Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora beginning at 8:30 a.m. on the Boettcher Commons.
Temperatures are cool, and it is windy, please dress accordingly.
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Wednesday, May 23, 2012; 10:20 a.m.
Commencement events for 2012 Anschutz Medical Campus
Commencement is set for Friday, May 25 beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Boettcher Commons, Anschutz Medical Campus.
Related events being held for specific schools, colleges and programs begin Thursday, May 24. Details for each of these events are available on the commencement website.
Should weather conditions develop impacting commencement or any related events, information or changes will be available here as soon as possible and on our toll-free Emergency Notification Phoneline 1-877-463-6070. Feel free to check these information resources often for updates.
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Commencement to proceed as scheduled for the University of Colorado Denver
As of 6:05 a.m., Saturday, May 12, 2012
Commencement for the Denver Campus will proceed as scheduled on the Auraria Field at Speer and Auraria Parkway beginning at 9 a.m.
Commencement is a rain or shine event. As long as there is no threat posed to students, families and other participants in commencement, the ceremony will take place as scheduled.
The grass field likely will be damp, so appropriate footwear and clothing is recommended.
Rain ponchos will be provided to graduates at check in and for faculty at regalia pick-up.
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Commencement scheduled for the University of Colorado Denver on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at the Auraria Campus
Commencement for the Denver Campus with Auraria is a rain or shine event. As long as there is no threat posed to students, families and other participants in commencement, the ceremony will take place as scheduled.
 
Forecasts are calling for a 50 percent chance of rain with temperatures in the low 40s. This means the grass field likely will be wet, so appropriate footwear and clothing is recommended.  
 
Rain ponchos will be provided to graduates at check in and for faculty at regalia pick-up.
If severe weather does develop, a decision will be made by 6:30 a.m. on Saturday morning -- such information will be available from these sources: 
1) Instructions on this website and on the CU Denver Commencement website (www.ucdenver.edu/commencement).
2) Toll-free phoneline 1-877-463-6070.
3) An email to all pre-registered graduates.
All such information would be available from these sources no later than 7 a.m. on Saturday, May 12. 
 
If the rain plan is implemented, the main ceremony will be canceled and degrees will be conferred at alternate indoor locations for schools/colleges.  (click to check location and time)
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Whenever conditions develop that pose a safety threat to students, faculty, staff or visitors at or near our campuses, information is posted here and available on the university's toll-free phone line 1-877-463-6070.
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Tornado warning cancelled at 5:36 p.m.
Issued at: 5:06 PM MDT  Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Expires at: 5:30 PM MDT
The National Weather Service in denver has issued a tornado warning for: northwestern Arapahoe County in northeast Colorado western Adams County in northeast Colorado eastern Denver County in northeast Colorado Until 5:30 pm mdt. At 5:05 pm mdt, the public reported a tornado near 38th and Tower Road, about 6 miles north of Aurora, or 10 miles northeast of Denver. This storm was moving north at 25 mph.
Locations in the warning include but are not limited to Buckley AFB, Barr Lake, western Denver International Airport, northeastern Denver, northeastern Commerce City and northwestern Aurora.
Precautionary/preparedness actions,
Take cover now. Move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If in a mobile home, a vehicle or outdoors, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris.
In addition to the tornado, this storm is capable of producing large damaging hail and destructive straight line winds.
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Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 3:45 p.m.
The National Weather Service is forecasting cold temperatures and possible light snow across Denver throughout the evening hours. Should conditions prompt any changes to normal operations at either our Denver Campus with Auraria or Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, information and instructions would be available on this website and on our toll-free phoneline at 1-877-463-6070.
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Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 5:40 a.m.
Campuses operating on normal schedules
Winter conditions exist across the Metro area. Classes and other scheduled activities are on normal schedules at the University's locations with the Auraria Campus in downtown Denver and on the CU Anschutz Medical Camous in Aurora, Colo.
Crews will continue to clear walkways and parking areas.
Please use caution traveling to and from campus.
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INFORMATION AVAILABLE
In addition to our toll-free call-in line (877-463-6070) and this website, we're NOW offering weather-related notifications through our Rave service.
If you have not signed up in Rave to receive emergency-related updates --including voice, text and email -- on your personal phone(s) or other home and mobile communication devices, please enroll NOW.
IMPORTANT NOTE:
To take advantage of this service, log into Rave at https://www.getrave.com/login/DenverAlerts using your University of Colorado Denver-issued email address. There is no charge for this service other than charges that may be incurred from your communications provider.
If you already are enrolled in Rave, you need not do anything. Weather-related delays or closure updates will be sent to the contact information you provided when you enrolled.
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Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 6 a.m.
Campus resumes normal schedules following winter storm
Classes and other scheduled activities resume today at the University's locations with the Auraria Campus in downtown Denver and on the CU Anschutz Medical Camous in Aurora, Colo.
Crews have been continuing to clear walkways and parking areas.
Please use caution traveling to and from campus.
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Friday, Feb. 3, 2012 11:30 a.m.
Due to weather and driving conditions, non-essential faculty and staff at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus can leave the campus at 2 p.m. with permission from their immediate supervisors.
Leadership is not officially calling for a campus closure as important interviews, meetings and scheduled classes need to take place. If you are involved with clinical care at centers within the School of Medicine or School of Dental Medicine, please check with your supervisors to determine an appropriate departure time.
Thank you to those who made it to campus and helped us continue our educational, clinical and research work. Please travel safely. 
The Denver Campus with Auraria remains closed. 
Please note that this message does not apply to personnel who work at or who are assigned to the University of Colorado Hospital or Children’s Hospital Colorado.  
Hospital updates can be found at the following:
University of Colorado Hospital
For personnel who work at or are assigned to UCH, call the UCH information line at 303-352-0860.
Children’s Hospital Colorado
For personnel who work at or are assigned to CHC, please consult with your direct supervisor.
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Friday, Feb. 3, 2012 9:30 a.m.
CU College of Nursing (CON) has canceled all remaining CON classes that were scheduled to be held on campus today, Feb. 3.
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Update Friday, Feb. 3, 2012 5 a.m.
The University of Colorado Denver with the Auraria Campus in Downtown Denver is closed today due to inclement weather.
The Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colo. is open and operating on regular schedules.
Because winter conditions persist, crews are working to clear campus walkways and parking areas. Everyone is ecouraged to use caution while traveling to and from campus.
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Update posted 2/2/12 8:50 p.m.
The National Weather Service is tracking a winter storm that could drop significant snow accumulations across Metro Denver. A blizzard warning has been issued for parts of the metro area effective into Friday.
Due to the forecast, the following events for Friday and Saturday, Feb. 3 - 4 have been canceled:
* Buechner Breakfast, School of Public Affairs canceled
* Business School Open House and Donor Thank You canceled
* Give Kids a Smile Day, School of Dental Medicine canceled
* First Saturday for Seniors class, Feb. 4, Building 500 canceled
The above list of cancellations may not be complete. If there are other events you're planning to attend in the next two days, please check with the event organizer(s) if you have questions.
Remember, through our Emergency Notification System we provide information and instructions about any changes to our regular operations and schedules. Such information is available here on this website (www.ucdenver.edu/alert) and on our toll-free phoneline 1-877-463-6070.
 
Winter storm forecast for Metro Denver - Feb. 2-3, 2012
 
The National Weather Service is tracking a winter storm that could drop significant accumulations in Metro Denver. 
 
Due to the forecast, the following events for Friday and Saturday, Feb. 3 - 4 have been canceled.
- Buechner Breakfast, School of Public Affairs canceled
- Business School Open House and Donor Thank You canceled
- Give Kids a Smile Day, School of Dental Medicine canceled
- First Saturday for Seniors class, Feb. 4, Building 500 canceled
 
The above list of cancellations may not be complete. If there are other events you're planning to attend in the next two days, please check with the event organizer(s) if you have questions.
 
Remember, through our Emergency Notification System we provide information and instructions about any changes to our regular operations and schedules. Such information is available here on this website (www.ucdenver.edu/alert) and on our toll-free phoneline 1-877-463-6070.
 
In addition to our phoneline and website, we're now offering weather-related notifications through our Rave service.
 
If you have not signed up in Rave to receive emergency-related updates --including voice, text and email -- on your personal phone(s) or other home and mobile communication devices, please enroll NOW.
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Winter storm forecast for Metro Denver - Feb. 2-3, 2012
As the National Weather Service tracks a winter storm that could drop accumulations in Metro Denver, here's a reminder about how to get information about our campus locations.
In addition to our call-in line (877-463-6070) and this website, we're NOW offering weather-related notifications through our Rave service.
If you have not signed up in Rave to receive emergency-related updates --including voice, text and email -- on your personal phone(s) or other home and mobile communication devices, please enroll NOW.
IMPORTANT NOTE:
To take advantage of this service, log into Rave at https://www.getrave.com/login/DenverAlerts using your University of Colorado Denver-issued email address. There is no charge for this service other than charges that may be incurred from your communications provider.
If you already are enrolled in Rave, you need not do anything. Weather-related delays or closure updates will be sent to the contact information you provided when you enrolled.
If you are no longer affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver and would like to opt out, go to https://www.getrave.com/login/DenverAlerts to remove yourself from the Emergency Notification System.
The Emergency Notification System is tested once a semester. All other messages will be actual emergency or weather closure messages. If you have any questions, please contact Stuart Pike stuart.pike@ucdenver.edu -- Division of Emergency Preparedness; University of Colorado Denver.