Winter Weather Advisory:  Winter weather conditions, such as cold, ice or snow, are expected to delay travel, cause major problems or create other types of dangerous conditions.

Winter Storm Watch:  Usually issued 24 hours before the start of the event.  Means potential exists for six-inch accumulations or more of ice and snow.

Winter Storm Warning:  Usually issued within 12 hours of the start of the event.  Means the occurrence of heavy snow, sleet or freezing rain is expected.

Blizzard Warning:  Heavy snow, high winds and dangerously low temperatures are expected.  Blizzards can cause severe weather conditions, such as zero visibility and life-threatening wind chill.

Frostbite:  A severe reaction to cold exposure that can permanently damage its victims.  Symptoms include a loss of feeling and a white or pale appearance in fingers, toes, nose and/or ear lobes.

Hypothermia:  Brought on when the body core temperature drops below normal.  Symptoms include uncontrollable shivering, slow speech, memory lapses, frequent stumbling and drowsiness.


1. Our VP & Treasurer (David Jennings) in conjunction with the VP for Academic Affairs (Dr. Turk) will determine the need to cancel classes and close.

2. Announcements and updates will be placed on the Nyack College web site (

3. The college Emergency Update and School Closing lines, as well as the Nyack College Emergency Closing Notification Facebook group, will be updated for any kind of emergency, emergency bulletin, or school closing that would need to be communicated to the college community.

4. More widespread emergency information is available via the following resources:

Manhattan Campus: Listen to 770 AM or 95.5 FM in New York City, and 1510 AM or 105.5 FM in New Jersey. In the case of a more widespread emergency, information is available on Manhattan South’s radio station 85.4 FM.