FOR SALE: Marine Radio – Standard Horizon HX230S

MARINE HANDHELD RADIO, STANDARD HORIZON HX230S. Needs a battery, works fine on 12 VDC, cable included with Anderson Power pole. Printed manual & on CD. No box. $20.

Contact K7WG for more information. Please be sure to read the disclaimer about the Swap & Shop!

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Repeater Roundabout This Coming Weekend!

Sponsored by the Puget Sound Repeater Group, the Repeater Roundabout is a rare opportunity to work many repeaters in the Puget Sound region. While this is a contest, it may be the most relaxed, casual contest you’ve ever participated in!

From the PSRG:

This is an excellent opportunity to have a fun weekend and to check your repeater coverage.  The Puget Sound Repeater Group will host an information Q&A Zoom session on Tuesday, November 15th, at 7 pm.

Join them here:

Learn more at

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Areal Flood Watch For Mason County.

RAW Weather Service Message:

* WHAT…Flooding caused by excessive rainfall is possible.

* WHERE…A portion of northwest Washington, including the following county, Mason.

* WHEN…From Thursday evening through Saturday afternoon.

* IMPACTS…Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations, including the Skokomish River.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS… – A storm system will move into the area Thursday night bringing moderate to heavy rain through Saturday morning. Three to five inches of rain are expected over the southwest Olympics with snow levels in the 7000 to 8000 feet range. This will likely drive the Skokomish River above flood stage. – for more information.

Speaking of which: When y’all see the Wx forecast and you see that “20%” or “90%”, that doesn’t mean that there is a 20% chance of rain. That means that 20% of the forecast area WILL get rain. Or 50% of the forecast area WILL get rain. Now ya know.

Of course, we expect this after it’s rained a bit around here. And there is the real possibility of early snow this year. Stay tuned. Stay Alert. Stay Alive. Stay Safe.

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Fire Weather Watch

Description The National Weather Service in Seattle has Issued a Fire Weather watch for Wind and Low Relative Humidity, Which is in effect From Friday Morning Through Saturday Evening.

* Affected Area, Fire Weather Zone 649 North and Central Coastal Strip, Fire Weather Zone 650 North Coastal Lowlands, Fire Weather Zone 651 Central Coastal Lowlands, Fire Weather Zone 654 Central and South Puget Sound Lowlands, Fire Weather Zone 655 Black Hills and Southwest Interior Lowlands, Fire Weather Zone 656 Northeast Puget Sound Lowlands Generally Below 1500 Feet and Fire Weather Zone 657 Southeast Puget
Sound Lowlands Generally Below 1500 Feet.

* winds, East or Northeast 10 to 15 MPH with Gusts Up to 25 MPH.

* Relative Humidity, As Low As 20 Percent.

* Temperatures, in the 80s to around 90.

* Timing, Friday Morning Through Saturday Evening.

* Impacts a Combination of Moderate Breezes, Low Relative Humidity, and Warm Temperatures Can Contribute to Rapid Rates Of Spread and Down – Wind Spotting on Existing Fires. if a Fire Were to Begin, Air Quality May Diminish in the Surrounding Area. A Fire Weather watch Means That There is a Potential for Critical Fire Weather Conditions to Develop. Monitor the Forecasts For Possible Red Flag Warnings.

Area Description North and Central Coastal Strip; North Coastal Lowlands; Central Coastal Lowlands; Central and South Puget Sound Lowlands; Black Hills and Southwest Interior Lowlands; Northeast Puget Sound Lowlands Generally Below 1500 Feet; Southeast Puget Sound Lowlands Generally Below 1500 Feet
9/10/22 11:00 PM US/Pacific
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Another Week Of Hazardous Weather Conditions. Summer Just Doesn’t Want To Quit. Thank Goodness.

Remember when you were a kid and Wx made absolutely no difference to your daily activities? One-hundred-ten (well, here in the Northwest 86) degrees and you’re out running (back when we could run) or being active outside and your Mom would be yelling at you to come in because it’s too hot outside. Not like that now.

From the National Weather Service:

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Seattle WA 347 AM PDT Wed Aug 31 2022 WAZ504-507-509-511-555-556-558-559-010000- /O.CON.KSEW.HT.Y.0007.000000T0000Z-220903T0400Z/ Southwest Interior-Everett and Vicinity-Tacoma Area- Hood Canal Area-East Puget Sound Lowlands-Bellevue and Vicinity- Seattle and Vicinity-Bremerton and Vicinity– Including the cities of Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, Everett, Edmonds, Lynnwood, Marysville, Tacoma, Shelton, Covington-Sawyer-w, Maple Valley, Monroe, Prairie Ridge, Enumclaw, Bonney Lake, Woodinville, Redmond, Kirkland, Bothell, Kenmore, Newport Hills, Sahalee, Pine Lake, Seattle, Bremerton, and Silverdale

347 AM PDT Wed Aug 31 2022


* WHAT…Hot conditions with temperatures in the mid 80s to around 90 degrees expected. This will pose a moderate risk of heat- related illness.

* WHERE…Southwest Interior, Everett and Vicinity, Tacoma Area, Hood Canal Area, Bellevue and Vicinity, Seattle and Vicinity and Bremerton and Vicinity.

* WHEN…Until 9 PM PDT Friday.

* IMPACTS…Heat will increase the risk of heat-related illnesses for those who are sensitive to heat, especially those without effective cooling or adequate hydration.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Temperatures will cool slightly on Thursday but warm again on Friday.

* PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.

Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.

For sheltering information and other human services in your area, dial 2 1 1 during business hours or visit anytime.

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