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Inclement Weather

Expect ice and snow on roads if you are traveling back to WSU Pullman this weekend. Travel at safe speeds, increasing following distances. On social media, you can find the latest WSDOT information at WSDOT Passes, WSDOT, and WSDOT Facebook. Drive slowly and increase following distances this weekend. Be prepared for delays and possible pass closures. Fill your fuel tank, and leave prepared with blankets, snacks and water. Avoid distractions- put your cell phone away and pull over at a safe place if you need to take a call or want to have a snack. Drive alert. Keep in mind, travel CAN … » More …

Winter Storm Warning Issued Feb 14, 4AM to 12PM

The Spokane National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning in effect at 4 AM February 14th, until 12 PM. Heavy snow is expected, with total snow accumulations of 4-8 inches on the Palouse. Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the morning commute on Wednesday. Be prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times. Increase your following distance and drive carefully.

A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest road conditions can … » More …

Winter weather advisory in effect 1pm Dec 15 through 4am Dec 16

Snow expected in the Idaho Panhandle and southeast Washington beginning Friday afternoon and continuing into Friday night. Persistent temperatures at or near freezing will allow snow to stick during the afternoon hours with roads  becoming slick and snow covered. Hazardous travel is expected through the Silver Valley and along Highway 95. Advisory is affecting Lower Garfield and Asotin Counties – Washington Palouse- including Clarkston, Pomeroy, Pullman, Colfax, Rosalia, La Crosse, Oakesdale, Teoka, and Uniontown.

Plan on slippery road conditions, including during the evening commute. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches are expected. Be prepared for reduced visibility at times. A winter weather advisory … » More …

Reminder for Inclement Weather

Dear students, faculty and staff,

Last year, the Pullman area faced an unusually harsh winter with much more precipitation than is typical. This letter serves as a reminder for all of us to take local conditions into account when determining whether travel to and from campus can be accomplished safely.

Because WSU Pullman is a residential and research campus, decision makers consider a broad range of implications when making any change to campus operations. When classes are cancelled, many essential operations are still in service and essential personnel, including Facilities, Dining, and Police, remain on campus. Decisions to delay or suspend operations are made based … » More …

Pullman Police Department news release regarding shooting near WSU Pullman Campus

UPDATE Sunday, October 29, 2017 – 10:15 a.m.

The Pullman Police Department has issued the following news release providing detail into the shooting incident that occurred in a neighborhood near to the WSU Pullman campus.

Shooting Injures Two

PULLMAN – On October 29, 2017 at about 1:45 am, Pullman Police officers heard two gunshots as they were responding to a noise complaint in the 1000 block of Duncan. When officers arrived on Duncan Lane, they found numerous persons running in all directions. Officers located two victims with gunshot wounds; a 19-year-old male with a wound to his right torso, and a … » More …

Wind advisory in effect starting at 1PM

A strong cold front presses through the region today bringing windy conditions especially during the afternoon and early evening. Wind gusts varying from 35 to 45 mph will be common between noon and 6PM. Brief gusts around 50 mph or stronger may occur with the cold front passage during the late afternoon.

WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING.

* Winds…Southwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

* Timing…1 PM to 8 pm PDT today.

* Impacts…Winds this strong can make driving difficult …especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution. Localized … » More …

Successful Test of WSU Alert System

The Office of Emergency Management conducted the fall semester test of the WSU Alert System yesterday, October 12th  at 12:05 p.m. The test reached ­20,451 students, faculty and staff within five minutes via text, phone call and email. The campus outdoor warning sirens and computer pop-up notification messages were also tested. During yesterday’s test, all notification mechanisms were activated, therefore recipients may have received multiple alerts. WSU encourages students, faculty and staff to be personally aware of developing incidents, assessing each emergency individually, and taking actions to ensure the safety of all.

 

If you feel as though you should have received an emergency notification, … » More …

Test of WSU Alert System

This is a test of the WSU Alert System. On October 12th at 12:05 p.m. test notifications were sent out to WSU students, faculty and staff who were signed up to receive alerts through MyWSU. Notifications were sent out via text, phone call and email. The campus outdoor warning sirens were tested. Most computers associated with WSU also received a pop-up notification. The WSU Alert system was created to disseminate time critical safety information to the campus population. WSU encourages students, faculty and staff to be personally AWARE of developing incidents, ASSESS each emergency individually, and ACT to ensure their own safety.

 

If you … » More …

WSU Alert Fall Semester Test Thursday, October 12th

The WSU Office of Emergency Management will be conducting the fall semester test of the WSU Alert system October 12th at 12:05 p.m. Faculty, staff and students associated with the Pullman campus who have signed up for emergency notifications will receive text messages, phone calls, and emails which will be clearly identified as a test. This test will also include the campus outdoor warning sirens and computer pop-up alerts.

Washington State University places the safety and security of its students, employees, and visitors as its highest priority. WSU has developed the WSU Alert System to disseminate official information via email, text messages, telephone, loudspeakers, Alert Website, … » More …