Next MCARC Meeting: 2020-02-08

Missed 2020-02-02 by ] [ much! But, be that as it may, the next meeting of the MCARC is this coming Saturday 2020-02-08 at the usual place and time! (See that little box to the right!)

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Batten Down Your Antennas!

RAW Weather Service Message:

* WHAT…Southwest winds 25 to 40 mph with gusts up to 50-60 mph
expected.

* WHERE…Hood Canal Area and Western Strait of Juan De Fuca.

* WHEN…From 10 AM this morning to 7 AM PST Saturday.

* IMPACTS…Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines.
Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be
difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…The strongest winds are expected to be late
this afternoon through this evening.

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Wx Report. Flood Watch. Hang On Until Monday!

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Flood Watch
National Weather Service Seattle WA
253 AM PST Thu Jan 30 2020

WAC009-027-031-033-035-041-045-053-057-061-067-073-302300-
/O.CON.KSEW.FA.A.0005.200201T0000Z-200202T1800Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Clallam-Grays Harbor-Jefferson-King-Kitsap-Lewis-Mason-Pierce-
Skagit-Snohomish-Thurston-Whatcom-
253 AM PST Thu Jan 30 2020

…FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SUNDAY MORNING…

The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of northwest Washington and west central Washington,
   including the following counties, in northwest Washington,
   Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Kitsap, Mason, Skagit, and
   Whatcom. In west central Washington, King, Lewis, Pierce,
   Snohomish, and Thurston.

* From Friday afternoon through Sunday morning

* Several rounds of moderate to heavy rainfall are expected into
   the weekend. River are expected to rise, with some rivers
   reaching flood stage as early as Friday evening. Snow levels
   will be around 6,000 to 8,000 feet tonight through Friday night.
   Heavy rainfall may also cause periods of minor urban flooding.
   The exact placement of heaviest rainfall remains uncertain and
   will have a direct influence on the magnitude and placement of
   flooding. Widespread minor to moderate river flooding is most
   likely, but major flooding cannot be ruled out.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor latest forecasts and be alert for possible
Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.

Latest river forecasts available at
water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=sew

www.weather.gov/seattle

Note: if anyone has anything for the blog, send it to me and Ill post it.

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Winter Storm Watch In Effect

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Winter Storm Watch

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Seattle WA
230 AM PST Sun Jan 12 2020

WAZ507-509-511-556-558-559-130000-
/O.CON.KSEW.WS.A.0002.200112T2300Z-200113T1400Z/
Everett and Vicinity-Tacoma Area-Hood Canal Area-
Bellevue and Vicinity-Seattle and Vicinity-Bremerton and Vicinity-
including Everett, Lynnwood, Marysville, Stanwood, Tacoma, Fife,
DuPont, Puyallup, Shelton, Seabeck, Belfair, Brinnon, Bellevue,
Bothell, Kenmore, Mill Creek, Clearview, Kirkland, Newcastle,
Redmond, Sammamish, Issaquah, Seattle, White Center, Tukwila,
Renton, Burien, Des Moines, Kent, Federal Way, Bremerton,
Poulsbo, and Indianola
230 AM PST Sun Jan 12 2020

…WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH LATE TONIGHT…

* WHAT…Heavy snow possible late this afternoon and evening.   Snow accumulation of 1 or 2 inches likely and 3 to 5 inches possible.

* WHEN…From Sunday afternoon through Sunday night.

* IMPACTS…Travel could be very difficult.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Monitor the latest forecasts for updates on this situation.

www.weather.gov/seattle

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Yearly Emergency Exercise Check-In Net Notice

The MC-ARES will conduct a county-wide Emergency Exercise Check-In Net for ALL local ham radio operators. It will be from 11:00 AM until 11:30 AM on Saturday, 5 October 2019.

They can check in on the N7SK 146.720 +103.5 repeater or the Belfair N7ME 145.170 -103.5 Repeater.

The Net Control Station call sign is “WA7MCU” and it will be located at the MC-DEM EOC Radio Room. This check-in will help hams know the capability of the radio systems in a simulated emergency event.

For more details, contact the County Radio Officer, Tom Dennis/KA4VVA at KA4VVA@gmail.com

 

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