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  • Rick Elushik
    For anyone interested and able to help with tonights and tommorrows snowfall net...Rick, N8GGO. ... __________________________________________________ Do You
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 30, 2002
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      For anyone interested and able to help with tonights
      and tommorrows snowfall net...Rick, N8GGO.

      --- Jim Wades <wb8siw@...> wrote:
      > From: "Jim Wades" <wb8siw@...>
      > Subject: Re: NWS Emergency Snowfall Net
      > Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2002 15:32:41 -0500
      >
      > Winter Weather Nets Scheduled:
      >
      > Please broadcast this message to your membership:
      >
      > As discussed in the earlier message, NWS has
      > requested periodic winter weather updates via the
      > QMN-NWS rain gauge network during the impending
      > winter storm. Current guidance indicates that heavy
      > snow is possible in portions of the State.
      > Likewise, significant freezing rain is possible,
      > particularly along those Counties adjacent to and
      > south of I-94.
      >
      > In addition to snowfall observations, NWS would like
      > stations to report significant icing conditions and
      > any related damage. A brief narrative, in standard
      > NTS format, may be submitted indicating the amount
      > of ice (e.g. diamater of ice on branches, wires,
      > etc.), as well as any ice-storm related problems
      > (power outages, downed trees, etc.). Such messages
      > are of significant importance and may be submitted
      > even if snowfall measurements are not.
      >
      > While complete information on snowfall reporting and
      > message format is provided on our Web Page, the
      > following examples are provided for those with
      > questions:
      >
      > Brief report of ice storm conditions:
      >
      > 21 P WB8SIW 17 TROWBRIDGE TWP MI 0300Z JAN 31
      > NWS-GRR
      >
      > ALLEGAN X ICE ACCUMLATING TO ONE HALF INCH
      > DIAMETER X SOME DAMAGE TO SMALL BRANCES AND TREES
      >
      > WADES
      >
      > Notes:
      >
      > 1) Place of origin should be your actual location
      > (township, etc.), or the area where the event is
      > occuring, not necessarily the city indicated in your
      > mailing address.
      >
      > 2) Time of origin indicates when the observation was
      > made.
      >
      > 3) The first word in the text is the name of the
      > County in which you are located.
      >
      > Snowfall update:
      >
      > 22 P WB8SIW 5 TROWBRIDGE TWP MI 0300Z JAN 31
      > NWS-GRR
      >
      > ALLEGAN 3 HOUR SNOW 200/400
      >
      > WADES
      >
      > Notes:
      >
      > 1) Message indicates that 2.00 inches of snow has
      > fallen in the past three hours; 4.00 inches has
      > fallen since the storm began.
      >
      > 2) The observation was made at 0300Z (10 PM EST)
      >
      >
      > Those that regularly participate in the QMN-NWS rain
      > gauge net may continue to transmit the routine
      > 24-hour report in addition to the snow emergency
      > updates.
      >
      > Voice net will typically follow the CW nets
      > according to the schedule indicated below. However,
      > if the CW net runs late, please standby for
      > commencement of the voice net.
      >
      > Packet Radio:
      >
      > Stations within coverage of the QMN Packet Radio
      > network may post their messages directly to the NWS
      > hard-copy packet printer at K8DTX-5. This is not a
      > BBS. It is a direct printing TNC arrangement.
      >
      > Please prepare your message in advance for quick
      > up-load and disconnect promptly.
      >
      > Radio Watch:
      >
      > QMN will be maintaining a watch throughout much of
      > the evening on Wednesday and Thursday on 3663 kHz.
      > Please call WB8SIW. If you're not a CW operator,
      > just indicate that you wish to QSY 3932 kHz.
      >
      > Details on message formats for snowfall reporting
      > and storm damage reporting are available at the QMN
      > Web Page:
      >
      > www.qsl.net/w8ihx/
      >
      > Questions may be directed to me as well.
      >
      > The net schedule may be expanded or cancelled
      > depending on the course of the event. Please check
      > periodically for updates.
      >
      > 73, Jim Wades, WB8SIW
      > ARRL STM, Michigan
      > QMN General Manager
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: ka8ykk
      > Subject: NWS Emergency Snowfall Net
      >
      >
      > From Jim Wades WB8SIW STM Michigan Section
      >
      > After discussions with the National Weather
      > Service, emergency snowfall and winter storm
      > observations have been requested throughout the
      > evening of Wednesday, January 30 and Thursday,
      > January 31.
      >
      > Observations are requested at the following times:
      >
      > Wednesday Evening
      > 6:30 PM (2330 Z)
      >
      > Thursday
      > 7:00 AM (1100 Z)
      > 1:00 PM (1800 Z)
      > 6:30 PM (2330 Z)
      > 10:00 PM (0300 Z)
      >
      > Friday 7:00 AM (1100 Z)
      >
      > Details / Instructions on message format will be
      > sent by email broadcast shortly after noon on
      > Wednesday.
      >
      > Brief narratives describing any icing conditions,
      > damage, etc. are requested and may be transmitted
      > during scheduled nets or at any time. A watch will
      > be maintained to receive storm damage reports or
      > related updates.
      >
      > EC's are encouraged to arrange NTS liaison now.
      > Stay turned for further details.
      >
      > Net Schedule:
      >
      > Wed
      > QMN 3663 khz 2330 Z
      > MITN 3952 khz 0001 Z
      >
      > QMN 3663 khz 0300 Z
      > SSB 3932 khz 0330 Z
      >
      > Thursday
      > QMN 3663 khz 1100 Z
      > SSB 3932 khz 1130 Z
      >
      > QMN 7068 khz 1800 Z
      > SSB 7232 khz 1830 Z
      >
      > QMN 3663 khz 2330 Z
      > MITN 3952 khz 0001 Z
      >
      > QMN 3663 khz 0300 Z
      > SSB 3932 khz 0330 Z
      >
      > Friday
      > QMN 3663 khz 1100 Z
      > SSB 3932 khz 1130 Z
      >
      > Packet radio: Direct to K8DTX-5 via QMN packet
      > net
      >
      > Please stay tuned for further information to
      > follow tomorrow afternoon.
      >
      > Debbie Kirkbride KA8YKK
      > ASM ARPSC Michigan Section
      > http://www.msp.state.mi.us/division/emd/races.html
      > http://www.arrl.org/sections/index.html?sect=MI
      >
      >


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