Watches, Warnings & Advisories for Sunflower Co.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Delta Weather Net Report

Severe thunderstorms and tornadoes plowed across the Mississippi Delta on the evening of October 17, 2012.  Amateur radio stations in the Delta initiated a Delta Area Weather Net, to provide storm reports to the National Weather Service office in Jackson, MS.  The net ran for approximately four and one-half hours on the 147.285 N5LRL repeater and the 444.975 N5PS repeater.  Those repeaters were linked to simulcast the net across a broad area of the Delta.  The Delta ARES Simplex Net frequency of 147.420 MHz was manned and monitored as a backup if the repeaters failed.

Eleven stations from five counties participated in the net:
  • Bolivar: N5LRL, KF5MZB, KF5NNV, KE5BOC, KD5YTB
  • Leflore: KC5WQ
  • Sunflower: K5JAW (net control)
  • Tallahatchie: KC5RFL
  • Washington: NS5M, KC5UYF, KF5FJZ

 Twelve weather watches/warnings were processed during the net:
  • 1 Tornado Watch
  • 4 Severe Thunderstorm Warnings
  • 5 Tornado Warnings
Damage reports were received from near Shelby in Bolivar County, and form Greenville in Washington County.  Two of the participating amateur radio stations received damage to their antenna structures.

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