Update: Severe Weather Watch for UTC

The Loop Staff

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn (UTC /The Loop) —

From the UTC Office of Safety and Risk Management:  Weather Watch


Students with evening classes should pay particular attention to this storm:


The National Weather Service is advising that the approaching storms are moving faster than expected.  They are now advising us that the storms should pass through our area between 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM this evening.  This system may produce very high winds, medium to large hail and as much as 1 ½ inches of rain in 90 minutes.  This system is very similar to the one which caused tornados in Hamilton County last month and this storm may produce tornados as well.  Tornado watches are currently in effect for Wayne, Perry and Humphries Counties.  As the storm moves eastward the areas within the watch will change.  A tornado watch means conditions are right for the formation of a tornado.  A tornado warning means a tornado has been spotted.


Again, we do not send out a tornado watches on UTC Alert (text message).  We only send tornado warnings if a tornado has been seen which may threaten the campus.  If you receive a tornado warning from UTC Alert you should seek shelter on the lower floors of buildings in stair wells or other windowless rooms.


If you do not receive UTC Alert text messages you can sign up by going to the UTC Home Page looking on the left hand side of the page and clicking on UTC Alerts under Emergency Preparedness.



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