Category Archives: Announcement

TS Erika

 

With TS Erika bearing down on Florida, I have posted the latest information. I will update this post as more information arrives. Please bear in mind that we have moved to a new repeater and we’ll be activated as and when needed. Please make sure that your preparedness items are all set.

TROPICAL STORM ERIKA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER  16A
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       AL052015
800 PM EDT FRI AUG 28 2015

 

SUMMARY OF 800 PM EDT...0000 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...18.3N 72.0W
ABOUT 25 MI...45 KM SE OF PORT AU PRINCE HAITI
ABOUT 210 MI...335 KM SSE OF GREAT INAGUA ISLAND
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...45 MPH...75 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 280 DEGREES AT 21 MPH...33 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1008 MB...29.77 INCHES

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Florida’s Severe Weather Awareness Week

Next week (Mon-Fri) is Florida's Severe Weather Awareness Week. The annual, 
statewide tornado drill will be conducted on Thursday, February 27 this year. 
The Routine Weekly Test message that our office typically sends on NOAA Weather 
Radio each Wednesday between 11 am and noon, and again between 600-800 pm, will 
NOT be conducted on Wednesday, February 26, but will be used to send the Tornado 
Drill at 1010 am on Thursday, February 27 (as a Routine Weekly Test).

The NWS encourages schools, business, SKYWARN members and individuals to test receipt
of the Tornado Drill message via NOAA Weather Radio next week.

Also, a different weather hazard will be highlighted each day next week (via NWS 
Melbourne Public Information Statements, NOAA Weather Radio, Social Media and 
webpage). Below are the daily hazards which will be highlighted:

Monday:  Lightning
Tuesday: Marine Hazards and Rip Currents
Wednesday: Tornadoes and Thunderstorms
Thursday: Hurricanes and Flooding
Friday: Temperature Extremes and Wildfires

New Skywarn Coordinator

I have been selected to be the next emergency coordinator for Volusia County. As I feel ARES and Skywarn should be separate organizations yet work closely together I have decided to step down as Skywarn coordinator.

 

Charlie Blackburn WX4CB has accepted the position affective immediately. Charlie has been an active member of Skywarn for over a decade. His knowledge of weather and organization will be a benefit to Skywarn.

 

I want to thank everyone that participated in Skywarn while I was coordinator. With out teamwork we couldn’t have a Skywarn.

 

Karl KG4HBN