30. Hurricane Watch Net

What a difference a week makes!  Last Wednesday Hurricane Harvey was mentioned in most of the major news stories.  Today three newer storms, Irma, Jose and Katia, have moved it off of the front pages. 
 
Hurricane Irma is today’s big story.  The Hurricane Watch Net went up again yesterday after a week’s rest, and may stay up for much of September!  The HWN comes up as hurricanes approach land.  Its job is to feed weather information from the affected area into the National Hurricane Center to help improve their reports.  It is not usually involved in disaster response, but provides Hurricane Center updates if time permits. 
 
The Net operates on or near 14,325 kHz USB during daylight hours, and on or near 7,268 kHz LSB at night.  To learn more about this net, visit www.hwn.org .