WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 6 PM CST SATURDAY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAINT LOUIS HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 6 PM CST SATURDAY.
* TIMING...SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON.
* WINDS...NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.
* IMPACTS...WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT. THESE WINDS CAN ALSO LIFT AND MOVE TRASH CANS, LAWN FURNITURE, AND OTHER LOOSE OUTDOOR OBJECTS. MINOR TREE AND BUILDING DAMAGE IS ALSO POSSIBLE.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS A WIND ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS ARE FORECAST TO BE 30 TO 39 MPH OR GUSTS WILL RANGE BETWEEN 45 AND 57 MPH. WINDS OF THESE MAGNITUDES MAY CAUSE MINOR PROPERTY DAMAGE WITHOUT EXTRA PRECAUTIONS. MOTORISTS IN HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES SHOULD USE CAUTION UNTIL THE WINDS DIMINISH.
Severe Weather Statement National Weather Service St Louis MO 217 PM CST SUN NOV 5 2017
MOC183-189-510-052045- /O.CON.KLSX.SV.W.0185.000000T0000Z-171105T2045Z/ St. Louis City MO-St. Charles MO-St. Louis MO- 217 PM CST SUN NOV 5 2017
...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 245 PM CST FOR CENTRAL ST. CHARLES AND CENTRAL ST. LOUIS COUNTIES AND ST. LOUIS CITY...
At 217 PM CST, a severe thunderstorm was located over Creve Coeur, moving east at 45 mph.
HAZARD...Golf ball size hail and 60 mph wind gusts.
IMPACT...People and animals outdoors will be injured. Expect hail damage to roofs, siding, windows, and vehicles. Expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees.
Locations impacted include... St. Louis, St. Charles, St. Peters, Florissant, Chesterfield, Wildwood, University City, Ballwin, Kirkwood, Maryland Heights, Hazelwood, Webster Groves, Ferguson, Manchester, Creve Coeur, Overland, Clayton, Jennings, St. Ann and Bridgeton.
This also includes Scott Joplin Historic Site, Confluence State Park, and First Missouri State Capitol Historic Site.
This includes Interstate 70 in Missouri between exits 228 and 231.
For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.
Prepare immediately for large hail and damaging winds. People outside should move to a shelter, inside a strong building and away from windows.
A tornado watch remains in effect until 700 PM CST for southwestern Illinois...and east central Missouri.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ST LOUIS HAS ISSUED A
* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR ST. LOUIS CITY IN EAST CENTRAL MISSOURI CENTRAL ST. CHARLES COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL MISSOURI CENTRAL ST. LOUIS COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL MISSOURI
* UNTIL 245 PM CST.
* AT 159 PM CST, A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED OVER CHESTERFIELD, MOVING EAST AT 40 MPH.
HAZARD...60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL.
IMPACT...HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT WIND DAMAGE TO ROOFS, SIDING, AND TREES.
* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE ST. LOUIS, O'FALLON, ST. CHARLES, ST. PETERS, FLORISSANT, CHESTERFIELD, WILDWOOD, UNIVERSITY CITY, BALLWIN, KIRKWOOD, MARYLAND HEIGHTS, HAZELWOOD, WEBSTER GROVES, FERGUSON, MANCHESTER, CREVE COEUR, OVERLAND, CLAYTON, JENNINGS AND ST. ANN.
THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 70 IN MISSOURI BETWEEN EXITS 228 AND 231.
THIS ALSO INCLUDES BABLER MEMORIAL STATE PARK, SCOTT JOPLIN HISTORIC SITE, CONFLUENCE STATE PARK, AND FIRST MISSOURI STATE CAPITOL HISTORIC SITE.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A BUILDING.
A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 700 PM CST FOR SOUTHWESTERN ILLINOIS...AND EAST CENTRAL MISSOURI.
The NWS office will be looking for storm reports as the weather develops. #SKYWARN ...
Can you help us spread the word for the potential of severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening? These storms will be capable of producing very large hail, damaging wind gusts and a few tornadoes. Remember severe thunderstorms and tornadoes can and have happened all months of the year! Those in or near the risk area, or that have travel plans today and tonight across eastern Missouri, Illinois and Indiana should be aware of the forecast and stay tuned for the latest updates.
From the ARRL (ham radio organization) that sponsored 50 amateur radio volunteers on very short notice in coordination with the Red Cross to support Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. www.arrl.org/… The 22 “Force of 50” radio amateurs who...
We know fall just started buuuut...we've consolidated some of our winter weather products and have changed the wording of all winter products so they are easier to understand and quicker to read.
The change begins Oct 2 so we wanted to let you know! Here's our watch, advisory, and warning meanings to help you prepare for this winter season!
The Hurricane Watch Net will activate for Hurricane Irma , Tuesday, September 5 @ 2:00 PM EDT – 1800 UTC on our primary net frequency of 14.325 MHz. Once activated, we will remain in continuous operation until further notice. Daytime operations on 14.325 MHz will begin at 7:00 AM EDT – 1100 UTC each day continuing for as long as propagation allows. Operations on 7.268 MHz will begin starting 6:00 PM EDT – 2200 UTC and continue overnight. If propagation dictates, we will operate both frequencies at the same time. de ka4rur ...
(ATTENTION: Monday, September 04, 2017 @ 11:00 AM EDT (1500 UTC)
It was 52 years ago that the Hurricane Watch Net was formed. It was Labor Day Weekend when Hurricane Betsy came roaring through the Bahamas, crossing the southern tip of Florida, and later slamming into southeast Louisiana. The damage from that storm was well over 1 Billion dollars (that’s in 1965 currency) earning it the name, “Billion Dollar Betsy”.
It’s been just over a week since Hurricane Harvey devastated southeast Texas and portions of southwest Louisiana. This morning, we have another monster storm threatening land and people: Hurricane Irma.
Over the past 48 hours, forecast tracks for Irma have been adjusted further to the south. As a result, the Hurricane Watch Net has upgraded its status to “Alert Level 3 – Standby Mode” meaning a Hurricane is forecast to threaten land within the HWN area of interest within the next 36 hours. Net activation could occur as early as midday Tuesday.
Irma is a Category 3 Hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 120 mph and forecast to reach 145 mph during the next 48 hours.
Hurricane Warnings have been issued for portions of the Leeward Islands. Hurricane Watches have been issued for the British and U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion.
For those in the path of Irma in the coming days, now is the time to make plans for possible evacuation. To help in such plans, we have a couple guides that could be of great help:
• Family Emergency Plan - bit.ly/2wweEq4
• Emergency Supply Checklist - bit.ly/2ewhZfc
Please stay abreast of this dangerous Hurricane. Any plans for net activation will be noted here, on our website, the networks of 14.300.00 MHz, and many additional amateur radio networks and media.
As always, we are praying and hoping for the best yet preparing for the worst.
Bobby Graves - KB5HAV
Hurricane Watch Net
Showers and thunderstorms will overspread the region from the west this afternoon. Another round of thunderstorms with heavy rain will develop over western Missouri and move over our area tonight. Showers and thunderstorms will continue on Sunday. The heaviest rainfall amounts will be over parts western and central Missouri where 2 to 4 inches of rain is likely with locally higher amounts. A flash flood watch remains in effect for these areas from 700 PM this evening until 100 PM Sunday.
HEAT INDEX VALUES...BETWEEN 105 AND 115 EACH AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING.
* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL LEAD TO AN INCREASED RISK OF HEAT-RELATED STRESS AND ILLNESS. THE VERY YOUNG, THE ELDERLY, THOSE WITHOUT AIR CONDITIONING, AND THOSE PARTICIPATING IN STRENUOUS OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES WILL BE THE MOST SUSCEPTIBLE. ALSO, CAR INTERIORS CAN REACH LETHAL TEMPERATURES IN A MATTER OF MINUTES.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING MEANS THAT A PROLONGED PERIOD OF DANGEROUSLY HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL OCCUR. IN ADDITION, NIGHTTIME CONDITIONS WILL REMAIN WARM AND MUGGY PROVIDING LITTLE CHANCE FOR RELIEF. THIS COMBINATION WILL CREATE A DANGEROUS SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT-RELATED ILLNESSES ARE LIKELY, ESPECIALLY FOR THOSE LIVING IN UN-AIR CONDITIONED HOMES OR APARTMENTS. PEOPLE IN THE WARNING AREA ARE ADVISED TO AVOID POORLY VENTILATED AREAS AND PROLONGED WORK IN THE SUN. USE AIR CONDITIONING IN YOUR HOUSE OR APARTMENT IF IT IS WORKING CORRECTLY. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE AIR CONDITIONING, KEEP YOUR HOUSE OR APARTMENT WELL VENTILATED WITH FANS, AND TRY TO SPEND SOME TIME IN AN AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENT TO GIVE YOUR BODY A BREAK FROM THE HEAT.
TO REDUCE RISK DURING OUTDOOR WORK, THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION RECOMMENDS SCHEDULING FREQUENT REST BREAKS IN SHADED OR AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENTS. ANYONE OVERCOME BY HEAT SHOULD BE MOVED TO A COOL AND SHADED LOCATION. HEAT STROKE IS AN EMERGENCY, CALL 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY.
WHERE'S BABY? LOOK BEFORE YOU LOCK! YOUNG CHILDREN AND PETS SHOULD NEVER BE LEFT UNATTENDED IN VEHICLES UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. THIS IS ESPECIALLY TRUE DURING WARM OR HOT WEATHER WHEN CAR INTERIORS CAN REACH LETHAL TEMPERATURES IN A MATTER OF MINUTES.
PEOPLE IN THE SAINT LOUIS METROPOLITAN AREA CAN GET INFORMATION ABOUT COOLING CENTERS OR ENERGY ASSISTANCE RELATED TO THE EXCESSIVE HEAT BY CALLING THE UNITED WAY OF GREATER SAINT LOUIS AT 800-427-4626, OR IF CALLING FROM A LAND LINE PHONE DIAL 2-1-1. YOU CAN ALSO CALL COOL DOWN SAINT LOUIS AT 314-241-7668.