Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Hurricane Watch Net to Activate for Grace

The following is from Hurricane Watch Net Manager Bobby Graves, KB5HAV: HWN will activate today at 5:00 PM EDT (2100 UTC) on 14.325.00 MHz and continue on this frequency until we lose propagation. We will startup on 7.268.00 MHz at 8:00 PM EDT (0000 UTC) and remain active until we lose propagation. Looking ahead to the final landfall, unless something drastically changes, we will plan to activate Friday afternoon using the same start times. As with any Net Activation, we welcome your observed ground-truth data from those in the affected area. The information forecasters at the National Hurricane Center need includes Wind Speed, Wind Gust, Wind Direction, Barometric Pressure – if available, Rainfall, Damage, and Storm Surge. Measured weather data is always appreciated but we do accept estimated. We are also available to provide backup communications to official agencies such as Emergency Operations Centers, Red Cross officials, and Storm Shelters in the affected area. We also collect and forward significant damage assessment data to FEMA officials stationed in the National Hurricane Center.