As of 9:30 this morning SUNY Oswego has cancelled all afternoon classes due to inclement weather. This entails all classes that begin at or after noon anywhere on the SUNY Oswego campus.
Heavy snowfall and blowing snow combined with frigid temperatures have prompted the school to take this action. Safety is the main concern for students and faculty as they head from building to building for class, as well as for those faculty and students who commute to the campus.
Visibility is limited and walkways are barely identifiable all across campus and Oswego as a whole. Campus officials are making efforts to clear the snow as quickly as possible, but with some reservation, as to protect themselves and students in the low visibility conditions.
The National Weather Service is calling for a 100% chance for Lake Effect Snow all across Oswego and has issued warnings out all across Central New York. The snow is expected to continue into tonight with a slight tapering off in the later evening. Accumulation is expected to reach 3-5 inches, and temperatures are ranging from, 5-10 degrees. With winds out of the Southwest at 10 to 15 mph and gusts up to 30 mph the temperature feels more like a frigid -3 degrees.
Take a look at what walking around campus is really like with this short clip.