Inclement (Winter) Weather

Inclement (Winter) Weather

What you need to know before the weather gets bad:

• When university officials think weather conditions pose a significant threat to the safety of students, faculty and staff who drive to campus, UNT will delay its opening time, close early or close for the day.

• The university administration will make every attempt to decide about the need for a delayed-opening or closure as early as possible.

• Online classes taught via Blackboard Learn are not affected by weather delays and closings, unless the course instructor otherwise informs students.

• Check online, Facebook and local media for weather information:

• Sometimes the university remains open during wintery weather conditions. When inclement weather conditions exist, visit, check the UNT Facebook page or listen for weather details on local media outlets before you begin driving to campus. You can also follow @UNTEagleAlert to get emergency updates in real time.

• Current UNT students, faculty and staff should receive an Eagle Alert message notifying you that the university is closing. Before winter weather arrives, be sure your contact number is correct at

• If the weather conditions could make driving dangerous, please check local media reports or this web site before setting out for campus. Only delayed openings or closures are announced. If an announcement is not made, then the university will be open.

Midday closures:

The university may close and cancel classes in the middle of the day if weather conditions deteriorate. In those cases, in addition to the Eagle Alert, Facebook and Twitter messages, the university also will issue an Official Notice via Outlook and main telephone numbers for UNT departments may be forwarded to the university's Broadcast Notification System. The system will provide callers with up-to-date information.

Consecutive closures:

If the university is closed for more than one day, you should check for the latest information. The university also will post up-to-date information on our Facebook wall, tweet updates, provide the information to campus telephone operators, and inform news media.

Social media updates:

Important hint for the web:

• If you are using your web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, etc.) to check for updated closing and weather delay announcements, make sure that you exit your browser between visits to the web site.

• Some web browsers do not request a new or updated copy of the web page but use a temporary copy while the browser is open.

Winter weather terms:

• It may be helpful to learn these weather terms. A few important terms are:

• A "freezing rain advisory" means that periods of freezing rain or freezing drizzle will cause travel difficulties.

• A "winter storm watch" means conditions are right for ice and snow to develop.

• An "ice storm warning" means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of ice accumulations will make travel extremely dangerous or impossible.

• A "winter storm warning" means that an ice storm or snowstorm is entering the area.

• A "winter weather advisory" indicates that winter weather conditions are expected to cause significant inconveniences and hazardous driving.

Check online and local media for weather information:

National Weather Service Television stations

• KDFW/Fox 4
• KXII/Sherman channel 12
• KUVN/Univision 23
• WBC/Telemundo 52

Radio stations:

• KNTU-FM 88.1
• KERA-FM 90.1
• KCBI-FM 90.9
• KZPS-FM 92.5
• KLTY-FM 94.9
• KEGL-FM 97.1
• KLUV-FM 98.7
• KWRD- FM 100.7
• WRR-FM 101.1
• KDGE-FM 102.1
• KDMX-FM 102.9
• KVIL-FM 103.7
• KKDA-FM 104.5
• KHKS-FM 106.1
• KAAM-AM 610
• KSKY- AM 660
• KKDA-AM 730
• WBAP-AM 820
• KRLD-AM 1080
• KFXR-AM 1190
• KTCK -AM 1310