General License Class Starts April 26

David Brooks, N7HT, will be teaching a General License Class starting on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, from 7 to 9 pm at the Department of Emergency Management Office located 100 Public Works Drive, Shelton, WA. 98584. The class will be ten ( 10) weeks in length.

Books required for the class are the ARRL General Class License Manual, ninth edition ($32.95), and the FCC Rules and Regulations for the Amateur Radio Service, current edition ($7.95). Mr. Brooks will also be selling a Materials Package ($10.00) which includes quizzes and other things required for the class.

If you are interested in learning and getting your General Class License, then this is the class that you will want to take. Those that have taken classes from Mr. Brooks for license upgrades have scored 90 % or better on the exam.

Please register with Dave Brooks, N7HT, at or call 253.363.1692. This will provide Mr. Brooks with the information he needs to best deliver the course to those who are interested.

Thank you for your interest in Ham Radio and this class.

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Winter Wx Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Seattle WA 423 PM PDT Sun Apr 10 2022 WAZ511-111200- /O.CON.KSEW.WW.Y.0018.220411T0700Z-220411T1800Z/ 

Hood Canal Area-including Shelton, Seabeck, Belfair, and Brinnon 

423 PM PDT Sun Apr 10 2022 
* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 2 inches. 
* WHERE...Western Kitsap and the lowlands of eastern Jefferson and Mason Counties, including Brinnon, Seabeck, and Shelton. 
* WHEN...From midnight tonight to 11 AM PDT Monday. 
* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Slow down and use caution while traveling. 

For the latest road conditions in Washington state, call 5 1 1.
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Really, Really Wet Wx Moving In Over The Next Few Days

From the Cliff Mass Wx Blog:

Very heavy rain and flooding will be arriving on Monday, the result of a potent atmospheric river. Some locations in the lowlands will receive 2-4 inches on Monday, with twice that in “favored” mountain locations.

The origin of our wet future is a strong atmospheric river, a narrow region of large amounts of moisture, originating in the subtropics. To illustrate, below is a plot of total moisture from the surface to the top of the atmosphere at 4 AM Monday. As you might guess, the reddish colors are the largest amounts.

This atmospheric river starts north of Hawaii and heads northeastward right into our region. And when that river of moisture is forced upward by our regional terrain, an amazing amount of precipitation will be released. 2-3 inches over Puget Sound and as much as 7-10 inches in the mountains. Profound rain shadow from Sequim to northern Whidbey Island.

So (back to me) hang on to your buttocks we’re gonna get wet. Could be some wind with all that so make sure your antenna(s) are secured.

Suppose I *could* do a Lieutenant Dan in the storm from the top of my tower …

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NWS Flood Watch Includes Mason County. Again.

Flood Watch National Weather Service Seattle WA 437 AM PST Mon Jan 10 2022 

Atmospheric river moving into Western Washington tonight and stalling over the area until Wednesday. 

Snow levels rising up to 5000 feet tonight and to 6500 to 8000 feet by Wednesday. 

Heavy rain forecast for the mountains with the heaviest rains over the Olympics. 

Rainfall totals for tonight through Wednesday in the Olympics in the 5 to 10 inch range, North Cascades 3 to 5 inches and 2 to 4 inches in the Central and Southern Cascades. The atmospheric river will lift north of the area late Wednesday. 

* WHAT...Flooding caused by excessive rainfall is possible. 
* WHERE...Portions of northwest Washington and west central Washington, including the following counties, in northwest Washington, Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Mason, Skagit and Whatcom. In west central Washington, King and Snohomish. 
* WHEN...Through Thursday morning. 
* IMPACTS...Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. 
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS... - Heavy rain over the mountains tonight through Wednesday. Rivers flowing out of the Olympics could begin flooding Tuesday with rivers flowing off the Cascades possibly flooding beginning Wednesday.
 PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop. 

Y'all Be Safe Out There! 
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It’s Gonna Get COLD! Special Wx Statement

Special Weather Statement National Weather Service Seattle WA 347 PM PST Sun Dec 26 2021 WAZ504-507-509-511>513-515>517-555-556-558-559-567>569-271200-Southwest Interior-Everett and Vicinity-Tacoma Area-Hood Canal Area-Lower Chehalis Valley Area-Olympics-Western Strait of Juan De Fuca-North Coast-Central Coast- East Puget Sound Lowlands-Bellevue and Vicinity-Seattle and Vicinity-Bremerton and Vicinity-Cascades of Whatcom and Skagit Counties-Cascades of Snohomish and King Counties-Cascades of Pierce and Lewis Counties- 347 PM PST Sun Dec 26 2021 ...DANGEROUSLY COLD TEMPERATURES EXPECTED THIS WEEK... Arctic air continues to move into the area and is expected to bring extremely cold temperatures to the region. High temperatures are expected to be in the low to mid 20s with lows in the teens for much of the lowlands. Areas directly near the waters will experience breezier winds, so wind chill values could drop down to the single digits. With these very cold temperatures, frost bite and hypothermia will occur much faster. If outdoors, remember to dress in layers and cover exposed skin. Take precautions to protect pets and livestock from the extreme cold as well. Uncovered pipes will also be susceptible to freezing and bursting. $$ 
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