Archive for June, 2014

Georgia ARES monthly report for May, 2014

by on Jun.03, 2014, under ARES / RACES, CERT, Club Information, Skywarn

Reported by:  Clayton/Henry County EC, Roy Baker, AJ4GT

Total number of ARES members in your group is: 39
Change since last month:
Name of your Local ARES Net: SCARC/CARES
Net Frequency: 444.875      PL  100 
Day of the week:  Monday 
Time of the Net: 9 PM lOCAL 
Total of Nets this month: 4
Drills, Tests and Training sessions:
Drills, Tests and Training Man Hours: 21
Public Service Events: 0
Public Service Man Hours: 0
Emergency Operations: 1
Emergency Operations Man Hours: 0
Misc Activities: 2
Misc man hours: 2
Comments: Four weekly training nets and one SKYWARN weather net. General monthly meeting was held at the Henry Piedmont Hospital. A day for training and fixing the Hospitals radio station. Next month we are doing more training there as well. July we will again start meeting at the Henry County EOC again.


by on Jun.01, 2014, under ARES / RACES, CERT, Club Information, Skywarn, Weather



200 AM EDT SUN JUN 1 2014

For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

An elongated area of low pressure located over the Bay of Campeche extends northeastward into the south-central Gulf of Mexico. Although shower activity is currently disorganized, some slow
development of this nearly stationary disturbance will be possible over the next several days as environmental conditions become marginally conducive.

* Formation chance through 48 hours…low…near 0 percent
* Formation chance through 5 days…low…20 percent

Today marks the first day of the Atlantic hurricane season, which will run until November 30.  Long-term averages for the number of named storms, hurricanes, and major hurricanes are 12, 6, and 3,

The list of names for 2014 is as follows:

Name           Pronunciation               Name            Pronunciation
Arthur          AR-thur                        Laura           LOOR-ruh
Bertha           BUR-thuh                   Marco           MAR-koe
Cristoabl      krees-TOH-bahl         Nana            NA-na
Dolly              DAH-lee                     Omar            OH-mar
Edouard        eh-DWARD               Paulette       pawl-LET
Fay                 fay                        Rene              re-NAY
Gonzalo        gohn-SAH-loh           Sally              SAL-ee
Hanna          HAN-uh                      Teddy           TEHD-ee
Isaias            ees-ah-EE-ahs           Vicky             VIH-kee
Josephine    JOH-seh-feen           Wilfred         WILL-fred
Kyle               KY-ull

This product, the Tropical Weather Outlook, briefly describes significant areas of disturbed weather and their potential for tropical cyclone formation during the next 48 hours.  The issuance times of this product are 2 AM, 8 AM, 2 AM, and 8 PM EDT.  After the change to standard time in November, the issuance times are 1 AM, 7 AM, 1 PM, and 7 PM EST.

A Special Tropical Weather Outlook will be issued to provide updates, as necessary, in between the regularly scheduled issuances of the Tropical Weather Outlook.  Special Tropical Weather Outlooks will be issued under the same WMO and AWIPS headers as the regular Tropical Weather Outlooks.

A standard package of products, consisting of the Tropical Cyclone Public Advisory, the Forecast/Advisory, the Tropical Cyclone Discussion, and the Wind Speed Probabilities, is issued every six hours for all ongoing tropical cyclones.  In addition, a Special Advisory package may be issued at any time to advise of significant unexpected changes or to modify watches or warnings.

The Tropical Cyclone Update is a brief statement to inform of significant changes in a tropical cyclone or to post or cancel watches or warnings.  It is used in lieu of or to precede the issuance of a special advisory package.  The Tropical Cyclone Update is also used to provide a continuous flow of information regarding the center location of a tropical cyclone when watches or warnings are in effect and the center can be easily tracked with land-based radar.  Tropical Cyclone Updates, which can be issued at any time, can be found under WMO header WTNT61-65 KNHC, and under AWIPS header MIATCUAT1-5.

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Forecaster Stewart

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