Civil Messages (the last 10 issued)


Subscription Options



Public Information Statement
Public Information Statement
WSR-88D Radar Outage Notification / Free Text Message
WSR-88D Radar Outage Notification / Free Text Message
WSR-88D Radar Outage Notification / Free Text Message
Earthquake Report
Public Information Statement
Public Information Statement
WSR-88D Radar Outage Notification / Free Text Message
WSR-88D Radar Outage Notification / Free Text Message

Public Information Statement


NOUS41 KWBC 211454

PNSWSH

Public Information Notice

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

1055 AM EDT Thu May 21 2015

To: Subscribers:

-Family of Services

-NOAA Weather Wire Service

-Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

-NOAAPORT

-Other NWS Partners and NWS Employees

From: Eli Jacks

Acting Chief, Forecast Services Division

Subject: "Dont Fry Day" May 22, 2015: Excessive Heat and Sun

Safety Guidance for 2015 Season

May 22, 2015, has been declared national "Dont Fry Day" by
NWS

and the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention (NCSCP).
NWS

is taking part again this year with the Environmental
Protection

Agency (EPA), the Occupational Safety and Health
Administration

(OSHA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),
and

the NCSCP to promote sun-safe behaviors.

As we approach the 20th anniversary of the deadly July 1995
heat

wave, during which nearly 750 people died, we are tragically

reminded that heat is a silent killer. It is one of the
leading

weather-related killers in this country, resulting in
hundreds of

deaths each year. Heat-related death and illness are
preventable.

Yet heat claims more lives most years than floods, lightning
and

tornadoes combined.

Skin cancer, which can develop from overexposure to UV
radiation,

is the most common form of cancer in the United States.
Nearly

5 million people are treated for skin cancer each year in the

United States, at an estimated annual cost of $8.1 billion.
Skin

cancer can be serious, expensive, and sometimes even deadly.

Fortunately, most skin cancers can be prevented. The first
steps

are to know how to access the current heat and UV radiation

(UV Index) forecasts, and to know how to use them. Below are
some

essential heat and UV resources.

NWS provides heat-related Watch, Warning, and Advisory
products

to warn the public about excessive heat events on its
homepage:

www.weather.gov

This year NWS is conducting a national seasonal safety
campaign

designed to prepare the public for seasonal weather hazards.

Seasonal campaigns (winter, spring, summer, fall) will focus
on

the major weather hazards experienced around the country
during

each season. This seasonal approach allows NWS to focus
outreach

efforts on major weather hazards as they occur and to prepare
the

public for future extreme weather events.

Excessive heat safety toolkits, at the site listed below, are

included in the spring and summer campaigns. These materials

provide useful information on the dangers of extreme heat

exposure and tips for staying safe in the summer heat and
sun.

Please use the following resources throughout this summer to
help

us build a Weather-Ready Nation.

NWS is working to build a Weather-Ready Nation to improve the

nations readiness, responsiveness, and overall resilience

against extreme weather, water, and climate events -
including

extreme heat. The NWS Heat Safety web page provides
information

to enhance community resilience in the face of current and

projected increases in extreme heat events.

www.weather.gov/heatsafety

New NWS National Seasonal Safety Campaign Outreach Toolkits

(Summer Campaign toolkit available June 1) are available at:

www.weather.gov/safetycampaign

NWS provides an experimental national forecast map showing

elevated and alert UV levels for mid-day:

www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/stratosphere/uv_index/uv_alert.shtml

EPAs website offers hourly UV Index updates and sun safety
tips:

http://www2.epa.gov/sunwise

At the EPAs Sunwise website, you can access your local UV
Index

by ZIP code and signup to receive automated UV Alerts via
email.

You also can download the UV Index as a smart phone app that

showcases winning posters from the Sunwise with Shade poster
contest.

www.epa.gov/enviro/mobile/

Communities can access the EPAs Excessive Heat Events
Guidebook

developed in collaboration with the NWS, CDC and the
Department

of Homeland Security. The guide offers heat mitigation plans.

www.epa.gov/heatisland/about/heatguidebook.html

OSHA conducts an annual nationwide campaign to educate
workers

and employers about hazards of working in the heat and how to

prevent heat-related illnesses, starting with the Campaigns

life-saving, simple "Water.Rest.Shade." message.

OSHAs heat-related publications, including fact sheets,
training

guides, community posters, quick cards and social media
toolkit

are available in English and Spanish. OSHAs popular "Heat
Safety

Tool" smartphone application is available in English and
Spanish

for Android and was recently updated for iOS devices. The app

calculates the heat index using NWS information based on
current

location and provides a risk level and precautions to take
for

working outdoors.For the latest information on the 2015
campaign:

www.osha.gov/heat

NWS is working with OSHA to protect outdoor workers and
educate

employers during excessive heat and other weather-related
events

and emergencies. NWS will continue including specific outdoor

worker safety precautions in its Heat Advisories and
Excessive

Heat Warnings.

CDC leads the effort to reduce illness and death caused by
skin

cancer through education, surveillance and research efforts.
Skin

cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United
States.

The majority of skin cancers cases can be traced to UV
radiation.

You can reduce skin cancer risk by staying in the shade,
wearing

protective clothing, using sunscreen with broad spectrum (UVA
and

UVB rays) protection and Sun Protection Factor (SPF) 15 or

higher, and by avoiding tanning beds. Information on skin
cancer

statistics, prevention, and CDCs skin cancer initiatives is

available at:

www.cdc.gov/cancer/skin/

CDC collaborates with public health authorities to
communicate

the risks of extreme heat and to provide guidelines to assist

state and local health departments in their development of
city-

specific comprehensive heat emergency response plans. By
knowing

who is at risk and what prevention measures to take,
heat-related

illness can be prevented. CDC provides easily accessible

resources for members of the public, local health departments
and

other organizations, assisting ongoing outreach efforts to
those

most vulnerable to extreme heat events.

www.cdc.gov/extremeheat/

NCSCP represents the nations premier skin cancer
organizations,

researchers, clinicians, and advocates for the prevention of

melanoma and skin cancer. These 40 national organizations
include

the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Cancer
Society,

the Melanoma Research Foundation, and the Skin Cancer
Foundation

as well as federal agency partners and many other foundations
and

associations devoted to skin cancer prevention. Specific tips
on

preventing skin cancer as well as more than 35 "Dont Fry
Day"

resources, including media guides, posters, graphics, and an

Action Kit for Meteorologists are available at the National

Councils website:

www.skincancerprevention.org

The partners offer the following heat wave and UV safety tips
to

the public:

1. Slow down. Reduce, eliminated or reschedule strenuous work
or

recreational activities until the coolest time of the day.

2. Get acclimated. Gradually increase outdoor work and

recreational activities so your body adjusts to hot
conditions.

3. Dress in lightweight clothing, and wear UV-blocking
sunglasses

and a hat with at least a 2 to 3-inch brim all around.

4. Drink plenty of water or other non-alcoholic fluids. Avoid

drinking alcoholic beverages.

5. Do not take salt tablets unless directed by a physician.

6. Take frequent breaks during work or play. When its really

hot, spend more time in air-conditioned places or seek shade

outside, especially during midday hours.

7. Check the UV Index when planning outdoor activities to
prevent

overexposure to the sun. Avoid sunburns and intentional
tanning.

8. Generously apply sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher with broad

spectrum (both UVA and UVB rays) protection.

9. Seek shade whenever you can.

10. Know what the signs and symptoms or heat illness are.
Check

on workers, particularly those wearing protective suits.

Elderly persons, small children, chronic invalids, those on

certain medications or drugs, outdoor workers, persons with

weight and alcohol problems and caretakers for these people

should pay close attention to the above tips, particularly
during

heat waves in areas where excessive heat is rare.

For more information, please contact:

Jannie G. Ferrell

jannie.g.ferrell@noaa.gov

National Public Information Notices are online at:

www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm


All information obtained from the National Weather Service.

Back to the top

Public Information Statement


NOUS41 KWBC 201220

PNSWSH

Public Information Statement, Comments Requested

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

820 AM EDT Wed May 20 2015

To: Subscribers:

-Family of Services

-NOAA Weather Wire Service

-Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

-NOAAPORT

Other NWS Partners, and NWS Employees

From: Eli Jacks

Acting Chief, Forecast Services Division

Subject: Soliciting comments on Experimental Potential Storm

Surge Flooding Map through November 30, 2015

Effective June 1, 2015, and continuing through November 30,

2015, the NWS is seeking user feedback on an experimental

Potential Storm Surge Flooding Map issued by the National

Hurricane Center (NHC).

This map was developed over the course of several years in

consultation with social scientists, emergency managers,

broadcast meteorologists, and others. The map will show:

- Geographical areas where inundation from storm surge could

occur

- How high above ground the water could reach in those areas

Areas of possible storm surge flooding for a given storm will
be

represented in different colors on the map based on water
level:

- Blue: up to 3 feet above ground

- Yellow: greater than 3 feet above ground

- Orange: greater than 6 feet above ground

- Red: greater than 9 feet above ground

The experimental Potential Storm Surge Flooding map takes
into

account:

- Flooding due to storm surge from the ocean, including

adjoining tidal rivers, sounds and bays

- Normal astronomical tides

- Land elevation

- Uncertainties in the track, landfall location, intensity,

forward speed, and size of the cyclone

The map does not take into account wave action, freshwater

flooding from rainfall, and flooding inside and overtopping
of

certain levees.

The potential storm surge hazard is not depicted within
certain

levee areas, such as the Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk

Reduction System in Louisiana. These areas are highly complex

and water levels resulting from overtopping are difficult to

predict. Users are asked to consult local officials for flood

risk inside these leveed areas.

NHC will release the initial map for a storm when it issues a

hurricane watch or warning or, in some special cases, a
tropical

storm watch or warning for any part of the Gulf or East
Coast,

(anytime within 48 hours of the anticipated onset of tropical

storm force winds).

The map is subject to change every 6 hours with each new NHC

full advisory package. Due to the processing time required to

generate the storm surge guidance and produce the map, it
will

be available about 60 to 90 minutes after the NHC advisory.

The map represents the storm surge heights that a person
should

prepare for before a storm, given the uncertainties in the

forecast. The map shows a reasonable estimate of worst-case

scenario flooding of normally dry land at particular
locations

due to storm surge. There is a 1-in-10 chance that the storm

surge flooding at any particular location could be higher
than

the values shown on the map. The map is created from multiple

runs of the Sea, Lake, and Overland Surges from Hurricanes

(SLOSH) model.

Additional information and map examples are online at:

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/experimental/inundation

The map will be available on the NHC website at:

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/cyclones

Users are encouraged to provide feedback on this experimental

product by using the brief survey and comment form available

online at:

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=PSSFM

For technical questions regarding this notice, please
contact:

Jamie Rhome

National Hurricane Center

Storm Surge Team Lead

Miami, FL 33165

Telephone: 305-229-4444

Email: Jamie.R.Rhome@noaa.gov

For policy questions regarding this notice, please contact:

John Kuhn

NWS Marine and Coastal Weather Services Branch

Silver Spring, MD 20910

Telephone: 301-427-9364

Email: John.F.Kuhn@noaa.gov

National Public Information Statements are online at:

http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm


All information obtained from the National Weather Service.

Back to the top

WSR-88D Radar Outage Notification / Free Text Message


NOUS63 KGRR 080204
FTMGRR
Message Date: May 08 2015 02:08:36

KGRR Z-R RELATIONSHIP HAS BEEN CHANGED TO SUMMER DEEP CONVECTION /300,1.4/



All information obtained from the National Weather Service.

Back to the top

WSR-88D Radar Outage Notification / Free Text Message


NOUS63 KGRR 061644
FTMGRR
Message Date: May 06 2015 16:47:48

THE KGRR RADAR IS BACK ONLINE.



All information obtained from the National Weather Service.

Back to the top

WSR-88D Radar Outage Notification / Free Text Message


NOUS63 KGRR 061158
FTMGRR
Message Date: May 06 2015 11:58:50

RADAR DATA FROM THE KGRR WSR-88D WILL BE UNAVAILABLE UNTIL MID-AFTERNOON. DETECTED



All information obtained from the National Weather Service.

Back to the top

Earthquake Report


SEUS63 KGRR 021714 CCA
EQRGRR
MIZ037>040-043>046-050>052-056>059-064>067-071>074-022015-

EARTHQUAKE REPORT...CORRECTED
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
111 PM EDT SAT MAY 2 2015

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS BEEN FELT WEAKLY TO MODERATELY BY NUMEROUS
PERSONS IN CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN MICHIGAN. ISOLATED SLIGHT DAMAGE HAS
BEEN REPORTED. DAMAGE REPORTS SO FAR...OBJECTS FALLING FROM SHELVES
IN KALAMAZOO COUNTY. THE PREVIOUS REPORT OF DAMAGE TO A STRUCTURE IN
EAST LANSING WAS UNFOUNDED.

ACCORDING TO THE U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY /NATIONAL EARTHQUAKE
INFORMATION CENTER/... THE EARTHQUAKE OCCURRED ON SATURDAY MAY 2ND
2015 AT 1223 PM EDT. THE MAGNITUDE WAS 4.0 AND THE LOCATION WAS
ABOUT 8 KILOMETERS /5 MILES/ SOUTH OF GALESBURG MICHIGAN. THE
EARTHQUAKE WAS FELT AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN
GRAND RAPIDS AT 1223 PM EDT AND WAS FELT IN TWO WAVES LASTING A
FEW SECONDS EACH.

INFORMATION RELEASED IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY. UPDATES...
INCLUDING RICHTER SCALE MAGNITUDE...WILL BE PROVIDED AS MORE
INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE FROM THE NATIONAL EARTHQUAKE
INFORMATION CENTER IN GOLDEN COLORADO.


All information obtained from the National Weather Service.

Back to the top

Public Information Statement


NOUS41 KWBC 011227

PNSWSH

Public Information Notice

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

825 AM EDT Fri May 1 2015

To: Subscribers:

-Family of Services

-NOAA Weather Wire Service

-Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

-NOAAPORT

-Other NWS Partners and NWS Employees

From: Eli Jacks

Acting Chief, Forecast Services Division

Subject: Child Vehicular Heatstroke Awareness and Prevention

Safety Guidance for 2015

In 2014, there were 30 heatstroke deaths of children left

unattended in vehicles, the first 7 occurred in April and
May.

Though this figure is down from 44 reported in 2013, much

awareness is still needed. A child died in March of this year

after being left in a hot car. To help prevent more tragedies

such as this from occurring, the NWS once again is asking the

media to spread the word about the dangers of leaving
children or

pets unattended in vehicles.

Studies show the temperature inside a vehicle can rapidly
rise to

lethal levels, even on a relatively mild spring day, with
outside

temperature less than 70 degrees Fahrenheit.

Heatstroke is the leading cause of all non-crash-related
vehicle

fatalities involving children 14 and younger, 61 percent. On

average, 37 children die each year from excessive heat as a

result of being left enclosed in parked vehicles. Thatís
almost

2 children per week from May to September. Most often it is
as a

result of parents or caregivers being distracted.

The NWS offers the following safety precautions to help avoid

tragic deaths of babies and young children.

-Never leave a child unattended in a vehicle, not even for a
minute.

-If you see a child unattended in a vehicle, call 9-1-1.

-Routinely look in the back and front of your vehicle before

locking and leaving your vehicle.

-Always lock your car even at home and ensure children do not

have access to keys or remote entry devices. Teach your
children

that vehicles are never to be used as a play area.

-Be sure that all occupants leave the vehicle when unloading,

including pets. Donít overlook a sleeping baby.

-As a visual reminder, keep a stuffed animal in the car seat.

When the child is placed in the car seat, move the stuffed
animal

to the front so the driver sees it.

-Place your purse or briefcase in the back seat as a reminder

that you have your child in the car.

-Ask your childcare provider to call you if your child does
not

show up for childcare.

Help spread the word: Beat the Heat, Check the Backseat. For

free resources, go to:

www.weather.gov/heatsafety

For more information, please contact:

Jannie G. Ferrell

jannie.g.ferrell@noaa.gov

301-427-9356

Public Information Notices are online at:

http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm


All information obtained from the National Weather Service.

Back to the top

Public Information Statement


NOUS41 KWBC 291934 AAB

PNSWSH

Public Information Statement, Comment Request Amended

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

335 PM EDT Wed Apr 29 2015

To: Subscribers:

-Family of Services

-NOAA Weather Wire Service

-Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

-NOAAPORT

Other NWS Partners, Users and Employees

From: Eli Jacks

Acting Chief, Forecast Services Division

Subject: Amended: Extending comment period for Experimental

Satellite Rainfall Quantitative Precipitation

Estimates (QPE) and Quantitative Precipitation

Forecasts (QPF) graphical web page through November

30, 2015

The NWS Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch (TAFB) has
extended

the comment period for seeking user feedback on its
experimental

graphic Tropical Cyclone Satellite Rainfall Quantitative

Precipitation Estimates (QPE) and Quantitative Precipitation

Forecasts (QPF) graphical web pages through November 30,
2015.

TAFB has been providing, on an experimental basis,
event-driven

Satellite Rainfall QPE and model-derived QPF for tropical

cyclones and tropical disturbances affecting areas within the

National Hurricane Center and Central Pacific Hurricane
Center

areas of responsibility. The feedback period has been
extended to

solicit sufficient feedback to ensure the product can be

considered for operational implementation.

These experimental rainfall QPE and QPF graphical products
are

event driven and are available 4 times a day at 0400, 1000,
1600

and 2200 UTC.

The products are online on the National Hurricane Center
Website:

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/experimental/rainfall

A comprehensive description of the Satellite-based QPE and
QPF

products is posted at:

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/experimental/rainfall/description.php

Please provide feedback on this experimental product by using
the

brief survey and comment form available on line at:

http://www.weather.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=srqpf

A link to all NHC experimental products is also provided at:

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/aboutexperimental.shtml

If you have comments or questions please contact:

Hugh Cobb

Chief, Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch

National Hurricane Center

E-mail: Hugh.Cobb@noaa.gov

Phone: 305-229-4454

National NWS Public Information Statements are online at:

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notif.htm


All information obtained from the National Weather Service.

Back to the top

WSR-88D Radar Outage Notification / Free Text Message


NOUS63 KGRR 281225
FTMGRR
Message Date: Apr 28 2015 12:25:21

THE KGRR RADAR IS BACK N SERVICE.



All information obtained from the National Weather Service.

Back to the top

WSR-88D Radar Outage Notification / Free Text Message


NOUS63 KGRR 281137
FTMGRR
Message Date: Apr 28 2015 11:37:16

THE KGRR RADAR WILL BE DOWN THROUGH 12Z OR 8 AM EDT FOR MAINTENANCE.



All information obtained from the National Weather Service.

Back to the top Last Modified on May 21st, 2015 11:05:25
Copyright © 2015 Graham Merrill - KB8SEW
This page was served on Friday, May 29th, 2015 @ 05:59:10 (EDST)
It took 0.257 second(s) to gather the data and create the HTML code for this page.
It takes 22,195 lines of code to automate and display pages for this website
There are now 7,769,196 IP addresses banned from this site due to hacking and/or spam attempts.
https://www.kb8sew.net
Site Map
amateur radio packet repeater repeaters skywarn