The National Weather service has issued a winter storm warning for the New York City area in effect from 6 a.m. Friday to 1 p.m. Saturday. Heavy snow accumulation of 12 to 18 inches is expected, and temperatures are predicted to fall into the upper 20s by Friday evening, according to Weather.com. The warning was posted online just before 4 p.m.
"The strongest winds and heaviest snow will occur Friday evening into Saturday morning," the alert reads.
An email from Ramapo College said students, faculty and staff can receive important weather information from various media: "Alert Me Now" text, voice and email messages; the College homepage and the Emergency Preparedness site; the College's Facebook and Twitter accounts; and the emergency information line, at (201) 236 – 2902.
Students were also advised to avoid traveling during inclement weather should they be heading off campus for the weekend.
UPDATE: At 5:40 a.m. a noon dismissal was announced, and at 9 a.m. it was clarified that 11:30 a.m. classes were canceled. At 11:40 a.m. all Saturday classes and activities were canceled.