Blizzard conditions cancel classes

Icicles lean sideways after Thursday’s blizzard-like conditions cancel in-person classes once again.


For the second time in as many weeks, adverse winter weather conditions forced the cancellation of in-person classes on Thursday, Feb. 4. 

The university cancelled Thursday’s in-person classes on Wednesday afternoon, citing the forecasted “high winds which will cause visibility issues, rapidly dropping temperatures potentially resulting in icy conditions on roads and sidewalks, and the chance for dangerous wind chill Thursday evening.”

The UNI campus moved to reduced operations for the entire day Thursday, and several services, including Rod Library and the WRC, were closed.

Black Hawk County, as measured from Waterloo, received between 3.5 and 4 inches of snow in the storm, according to unofficial snowfall totals from KCRG (Cedar Rapids) published on Feb. 4. Wind gusts of up to 40 mph created blizzard conditions throughout the day and into the evening, and temperatures in the negative and single digits persisted throughout the weekend.