May 23, 2024

Weather Alert System Installed atop GW

The UMW community now has easy access to instantaneous, on-campus weather data, thanks to the new, state-of-the-art weather alert station installed recently atop George Washington Hall on the Fredericksburg campus.

Faculty, staff, students and the public can find an array of current data provided by the UMW weather station at and

The station, centrally located between the UMW athletic complexes, features rain and lightning sensors, and it meets NCAA standards for lightning detection.

“It is important for us to have actual, real-time data that could be valuable for all outside events including graduation and concerts,” said Ruth Lovelace, director of emergency management and safety. “The UMW station has already proven to be valuable for actual readings here on campus.” The system generates weather-alert emails for the university’s public safety personnel.

Through the website, the UMW system provides anyone who has online or mobile access with up-to-date information—from general weather conditions and seven-day forecasts, to local and national radar, satellite imagery, National Weather Service weather alerts and NOAA weather radio warnings.

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.


  1. This is pretty cool — would be great to integrate this data into the commencement and inauguration Web sites.

  2. Chris Neuberger says

    Good idea, Cathy!