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Should QCARC continue giving VE Exams before club meetings in even months?

  • Yes, but occasionally on other days and times (67%, 2 Votes)
  • Yes (33%, 1 Votes)
  • No (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Yes, with more months (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Yes, but fewer months (0%, 0 Votes)

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Spring Weather Already Here!

Along with the change in seasons comes a possibility of yet other types of severe weather. With various updates to our cellphones, it’s worthwhile to check that your cellphone is set to receive emergency reports. At   times, severe weather can move into your location with little warning. With your cellphone set to receive emergency alerts, you’ll likely keep  a step ahead of adverse weather as well as other alerts, where ever you happen to be.

 

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Summer Weather Safety

Summer SafetyWith Summer is typically a time for fun but keep in mind adverse weather can threaten that fun and possibly turn things seriously opposite of fun! Stay weather aware, regardless if it is everyday sun and heat and especially National Weather Service reports pf possible or occurring severe weather. We have a lot of possibilities for flooding in our area, be aware of the hazards associated with floods. Please do not please yourself and/or family in harms way if you come upon a flooded roadway – TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN. Along with keeping you and your family safe, that is one less incident that first-responders have to place themselves in harms way to rescue those who disregard the warnings!

 

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“WHEN THUNDER ROARS, GO INDOORS” – Good Advice!

When thunder roars, go indoors sign

DroughtIt might seem like it might be just a cute saying

WHEN THUNDER ROARS, GO INDOORS

but following this advice might save your life!

This year there have been three people killed from lightning strikes, one in PA, as of the date this was posted.

 

For a little more information, check out this NWS webpage:

https://www.weather.gov/safety/lightning-tips

 

 

 

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SkyWarn – Pittsburgh Weather Forecast Office

For our members in Jefferson County and other counties in the Pittsburgh National Weather Service Office area,  please check out this link  ” https://www.weather.gov/pbz/skywarn ”    for SkyWarn information  relating  to training schedules and other information.

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Take A Little Extra Time When Adverse Weather Conditions Exist

Did you know? Each year in the United States, there are over 1,000 deaths and 100,000 injuries due to vehicle crashes during winter weather. Clean off your vehicle before driving. Flying snow from cars causes accidents. Keep it slow, and don’t use cruise control. Roads can be slick even if they just look wet. Leave extra distance between vehicles. Stay especially far from snow plows.Even with the squall like weather behind us, for now, we still need to be cautious when driving in winter conditions, as well as all other seasons.

Check out the National Weather Service Winter Resources web-page;   https://www.weather.gov/safety/winter   for more information on other Winter related issues.

 

 

 

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November 2022 Meeting Cancelled Due To Adverse Weather Conditions

Due to adverse winter weather conditions, the November 2022 QCARC meeting at Penn State Du Bois is CANCELLED.

An ARRL VE Exam session is scheduled, at PSU Du Bois Campus –  Smeal Building, for December 20 at 6:00 PM with the regular meeting to follow at 7:00 PM.

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Advanced SkyWarn Virtual Training Available

The National Weather Service, State College, announced a Virtual Advanced SkyWarn Spotter training opportunity.

Link to the NWS web-site for registration and other pertinent information about the virtual training, click the Advanced Skywarn graphic or this link:  https://www.weather.gov/ctp/SpotterTalks

 

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Wind Chill Watch & Warning, Understand The Difference!

   As with all WATCHES and WARNINGS it is helpful to understand

the meaning behind the issue! Be sure to check the NWS Winter Safety web-site,

https://www.weather.gov/wrn/winter_safety .

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NWS SNOW SQUALL AWARENESS WEEK

With the arrival of Winter weather, at times we have to contend with snow squalls while driving. The best action is to stay off the roads, if at all possible.

Snow Squall Awareness Week has come to be with the First-of-its-kind collaboration between NWS CTP, PA Turnpike, PennDOT, PEMA, and PA State Police. The information available includes a variety of digital content educating the public about the science, communication, and safety of snow squalls.

Please avail yourself of this information that may bring to your attention some of the issues relating to this hazardous winter weather condition. at:  https://www.weather.gov/ctp/snowsquall 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NWS Virtual SkyWarn Spotter Training

The National Weather Service, State College will be offering Basic SkyWarn Spotter training  in November.
Monday November 8, Thursday November 18 and Monday November  29  6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Registration is required prior to the dates for the class.  Information about the virtual presentation and to register, check out the web-site:  https://www.weather.gov/ctp/SpotterTalks

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NWS Radar Basics – Virtual Lecture

The National Weather Service in State College would like to formally invite you to their 4th virtual Weather-Ready Nation Lecture, on Radar Basics.
The State College NWS office is hosting 2 sessions (dates and times below) of “Radar Basics”. Please register for either event by clicking on the link.
Monday 9/20/2021 at 11 :00 AM:
Wednesday 9/22/2021 at 7:00 PM:
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Significant Rainfall and Flooding? – HEED THE NOAA/N.W.S. WARNINGS!

It looks like our general area will be impacted by the remnants of hurricane Ida. It is often easy to discount the weather forecasts but just what if the forecasts are accurate or even worse weather ends up occurring! The saying “Turn around don’t drown.” is not just cliche, it really means what it says.  There is seldom any good reason to place yourself and/or family in harms way.  Additionally there is no reason to ad to the workload of first-responders by instigating a rescue, needlessly placing them in harms way, by negligence in disregarding warnings. Take a little time to review the graphics issued by NOAA, they carry a very valid message! Also be sure your cellphone is setup to receive severe weather advisories. This function receives advisories for the location wherever you are as long as the GPS location is active.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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