Midland’s desktop NOAA weather radios can be programmed to receive alerts for a SINGLE county, or for MULTIPLE counties. We generally suggest you set the radio to alert for your SINGLE home county. Remember, the more counties you program into the radio, the more the radio goes off.
Current state-of-the-art weather radios in the US and Canada allow for precise tracking of storm movement and intensity. When a severe thunderstorm shows sign of exiting a nearby county and entering yours, your weather radio will be automatically activated before that storm even reaches your county line. On average, lead time on severe thunderstorm warnings is approximately 22 minutes, and tornado warning lead times are around 13 minutes. With just your SINGLE home county selected you should be able to receive warnings in plenty of time.
Happy weekend everybody! Monday night Club meeting topic will be QRP radios and testing antennas with WSPR. Also, other club business includes nominations for November board elections, October 8th Swap Fest, and more!
Below is Zoom information if you cant make the meeting in person!
We wanted to send a quick update on the Spotter Program at our office!
For those of you who have not taken the spotter training in a while and feel you may have forgotten some of the aspects of the training, we have uploaded a video to our YouTube page which serves as a shorter refresher: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVF3_8nRkP4&t=7s
We have created a new private Facebook Group (NWS Columbia SKYWARN) for NWS Columbia Spotters to submit reports! In the coming days, we will send out invites to the email list that we have so be on the lookout for it! We hope that this will enable us to quickly receive trustworthy reports from the NWS Columbia Spotter community.
The September monthly meeting will be held on September 12th (Not the 5th) due to the 5th falling on Labor Day. We will meet at ETV at the usual time and will provide Zoom information the weekend prior to the meeting.
Also, don’t forget about Dinner before Meeting, where those who would like to have dinner prior to the club meeting will meet at California Dreaming at 5: pm.
Meeting topic: QRP Radios and testing antennas with WSPR.
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