ARES E-Letter 17 July 19
  July 24th, 2019

The latest ARES E-Letter has been released.

In This Issue:

ARES Links, Briefs

WX4NHC operators at the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami were active for two days gathering surface reports for use by the hurricane forecasters from stations located in the affected areas of Tropical Storm/Hurricane Barry in Louisiana and Mississippi over this past weekend.

“We received many reports about flooding, downed trees, road closures and power outages,” said Julio Ripoll, WD4R, Assistant Coordinator of the NHC station. Although Barry only reached a

Category 1 Hurricane level on the Saffir-Simpson scale, the major concerns were about the amount of rain and the flooding for low lying areas. “WX4NHC is very grateful for the support and the outstanding operations of the Hurricane Watch Net and the EchoLink VoIP Hurricane Net (WX_TALK),” Ripoll said.

Ripoll offered special thanks to James Lea, WX4TV/M, for his many eyewitness reports from Louisiana, and to Joe Glorioso, N5OZG, for reporting from the New Orleans EOC. “Thank you to all reporting stations and we hope everyone fared well through the storm,” Ripoll said. [See editorial note at the end of this issue. — ed.]

Here is a link to the video of NHC Director Ken Graham, WX4KEG, featuring Amateur Radio at NHC. The Amateur Radio portion starts at 5:00 minutes into the video.

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