A weather station was recently installed on the roof of Lupton Hall. Similar stations are being installed statewide on campuses of the University of Tennessee system. The UTC station will pinpoint weather that’s occurring on campus or is very close and will provide such data as temperature, wind speed and direction, rainfall and the amount of lightning.
Severe Weather Awareness Week runs from Feb. 19-25 and is presented by the National Weather Service offices in Tennessee. Free online presentations will cover a new topic each day during the week.
UTC was one of 18 institutions selected to receive a U.S. Department of Education Emergency Management for Higher Education (EMHE) grant worth nearly a half million dollars to develop and implement a comprehensive plan for emergency management. Across the United States, 327 institutions applied for the grant.