The National Weather Service has issued an air quality alert until 10 am Wednesday, August 14th.
Air quality is expected to degrade across Pullman and Whitman County into the moderate to unhealthy for sensitive groups category depending on wind direction and time of day. Children, the elderly, and individuals with respiratory illnesses are most at risk of serious health effects. If you experience respiratory distress, you should speak with your physician. If possible, stay inside or reduce the amount of time spent outside.
Air quality will continue to be monitored. Some improvement in ventilation will be possible toward the end of the week. The air … » More …
The Office of Emergency Management conducted a successful spring semester test of the WSU Alert System on Tuesday, March 6th. The test reached 16,280 students, faculty and staff within five minutes via text, phone and email. The door locking test was also a success. WSU tested its electronic door lock system (doors that lock via CougarCard access), locking doors for 15 minutes. Manual door locks were not included as part of this test. An all clear message was sent at 12:00 p.m. indicating the test was over and normal operations were to resume on the Pullman campus. WSU encourages students, faculty and staff to be … » More …
The WSU Pullman Campus is currently conducting a test of the Emergency Notification System. This system will provide notice & information in emergencies. The WSU Pullman campus is also practicing a campus-wide door locking test. Expect electronic locks on interior and exterior doors to engage beginning at 11:45 a.m. lasting until 12:00 p.m. Use this time to consider what you would do if this were a real event. During all emergencies students, staff, and faculty should be ALERT to developing incidents, ASSESS the situation, and ACT to ensure their own safety.
The WSU Office of Emergency Management will be conducting the spring semester test of the WSU Alert system on the Pullman campus Tuesday, March 6 at 11:45 a.m. Faculty, staff and students associated with the Pullman campus who have signed up for emergency notifications will receive text messages, phone calls, emails, and desktop alerts on select computers which will be clearly identified as a test. This test will include the campus outdoor warning sirens, which are designed to warn people on campus to take shelter and seek further information from other WSU Alert resources such as alert.wsu.edu. WSU Pullman will also be testing electronic door … » More …
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 …
Hazardous weather conditions in Pullman and surrounding areas. Poor road conditions with high wind warning in effect until 10pm. Winds 25 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. Locally, gusts could approach 65 mph.
Traveling during this time will be extremely difficult. Exercise extreme caution and use your best judgement if you need to travel.
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 …
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 …
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 17-year-old male with a wound to his arm. Both victims were transported to Pullman Regional Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The 19-year-old was later released from the hospital.
Investigation revealed that a group of subjects attending a party on Duncan Lane surrounded a vehicle attempting to leave the area. The group was trying to forcibly remove someone from the vehicle when shots were fired from the vehicle, striking the victims. The crowd scattered and the vehicle fled before officers arrived.
The weapon is believed to be a handgun and has not been recovered. Both victims are from the King County area of Washington and are not students at Washington State University. Detectives are following up on leads. Shortly after the shooting, Washington State University officials issued an alert to students via their emergency notification system since the location is adjacent to the WSU campus.
UPDATE Sunday October 29th, 2017 9:02AM:
Law enforcement officials have determined that there is no ongoing threat to public safety or to the WSU campus. The Pullman Police Department’s investigation is continuing. Pullman Police are expected to provide additional information about the incident later in the day.
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 …