Special Tropical Disturbance Statement for the Atlantic

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The National Hurricane Center has been monitoring a strong tropical wave in the Central Caribbean Sea. While tropical development is not expected, it is being monitored. Below is the Special Tropical Disturbance Statement:

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WONT41 KNHC 291307
DSAAT
SPECIAL TROPICAL DISTURBANCE STATEMENT
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
815 AM EST SUN OCT 29 2006

SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS HAVE INCREASED THIS MORNING IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE TROPICAL WAVE OVER THE CENTRAL CARIBBEAN SEA. THERE ARE NO SIGNS OF ORGANIZATION AND TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME. HOWEVER…LOCALLY HEAVY RAINS WILL LIKELY SPREAD ACROSS HAITI AND THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC TODAY…WHICH COULD PRODUCE LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODS AND MUDSLIDES.

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FORECASTER BROWN/BEVEN

The VoIP Hurricane Net Management team will closely monitor the progress of this system and provide further updates if needed. Thanks to all for their continued support of the VoIP Hurricane Net!

73,Rob-KD1CY.
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Isaac Now A Remnant Low/Extratropical

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Isaac became extratropical yesterday after delivering tropical storm/gale force winds to Southeastern Newfoundland Canada. Rain was less than expected as its track was a bit farther to the east than expected.

In the Atlantic, two systems are being monitored but no development is occurring with either system at present. The Eastern and Central Pacific are currently quiet with no systems being monitored.

The VoIP Hurricane Net Management team will monitor the two systems in the Atlantic for any development. Thanks to all for their continued support of the VoIP Hurricane Net!

73,Rob-KD1CY.
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Isaac Becomes the Fifth Hurricane of the 2006 Season

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Tropical Storm Isaac has become Hurricane Isaac, which is the fifth hurricane of the 2006 season. Isaac may intensify further over the open Atlantic over the next day or two before weakening and eventually become extratropical. Regardless of when the transition to an extratropical system occurs, interests in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland Canada are advised to closely monitor the progress of Isaac in the latest NHC advisories.

The Canadian Hurricane Centre has started issuing their own bulletins on Hurricane Isaac. You can find these advisories from the Canadian Hurricane Centre at the following link:

http://www.atl.ec.gc.ca/weather/hurricane/index_e.html

The VoIP Hurricane Net Management team will continue to monitor the progress of Hurricane Isaac. Thanks to all for their continued support of the VoIP Hurricane Net!

73,Rob-KD1CY.
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TD #9 Becomes Tropical Storm Isaac

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TD #9 has become Tropical Storm Isaac which is the ninth tropical storm of the 2006 Hurricane Season. The track remains out over the open waters with no threat to the US East Coast or Bermuda. At this time Tropical Storm Isaac may intensify further but should remain below hurricane strength. The VoIP Hurricane Net Management team will continue to monitor the trends of Tropical Storm Isaac.

73,Rob-KD1CY.
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Tropical Depression #9 Forms in the Atlantic

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Tropical Depression #9 forms in the Atlantic and could attain tropical storm strength over the next 24 hours. If it were to become a tropical storm, it would be named Isaac.

At this time, TD #9 is not expected to pose a threat to land and should remain out to sea and recurve away from Bermuda and the US East Coast. The VoIP Hurricane Net Management team will monitor the situation to assure there are no changes in the track of the system.

Thanks to all for their continued support of the VoIP Hurricane Net!

73,Rob-KD1CY.
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Tropics and Web Site Updates as of 9/21/2006

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The Tropics continue to be relatively quiet with Hurricane Gordon becoming extratropical on its approach to Europe while causing hurricane force wind gusts to the Azores Islands of Portugal. Hurricane Helene is out in the open Atlantic and is expected to remain out to sea before becoming extratropical in 48 to 72 hours. A tropical wave, several hundred miles southwest of the Cape Verde islands may slowly develop over the next few days and will be monitored.

In the past week, many web site updates were made and they include the following:

-Added to the VoIP Hurricane Net in Amateur Radio News section, features from Amateur Radio Newsline from 2004 and the recent feature on the net’s effort as Hurricane Florence impacted Bermuda.

-Added a VoIP Hurricane Net in action during Hurricanes section which features audio clips from VoIP Hurricane Nets where Net Controls are getting reports from stations in the affected area of hurricanes.

-Have organized the Main Menu into blocks for readability.

-Have added links to the National Hurricane Center’s advisory archive for Atlantic and Pacific Tropical Cyclones.

More Audio clips will be added to the VoIP Hurricane Net in action section in the coming weeks. Also, more web links will be added to the web site in the coming weeks.

It has been a quiet 2006 Hurricane Season to date but we must remain vigiliant. We also should all use this quiet period as an opportunity to increase our own preparedness for hurricanes for those who live in coastal areas and utilize this time period to improve our Amateur Radio infrastructure to withstand what a hurricane or other disaster can do to that infrastructure.

Thanks to all of you for your continued support of the VoIP Hurricane Net!

73,Rob-KD1CY.
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VoIP Hurricane Net Florence Activation Featured on Amateur Radio Newsline

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Thanks to the efforts of Lloyd Colston-KC5FM, VoIP Hurricane Net Public Information Officer, the Hurricane Florence VoIP Hurricane Net Activation was featured on Amateur Radio Newsline. Amateur Radio Newsline featured audio clips of communications between our Net Controls and Tony Siese-VP9HK.

Below are links to the transcript and the audio clip:

ftp://ftp.arnewsline.org/quincy/News/news.txt
ftp://ftp.arnewsline.org/quincy/News/news.mp3

Thanks to all for their continued support of the VoIP Hurricane Net!

73,Rob-KD1CY.
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Tropics Update #2

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The tropics are fairly active for this time of year but far less active then the previous 2 years. Here is a rundown of the various systems:

Hurricane Florence became extra-tropical and passed over Southeastern Newfoundland Canada bringing tropical storm/hurricane force winds in that area.

Hurricane Gordon became a major hurricane but Gordon is tracking out to sea and should not affect any land areas at this time.

Tropical Storm Helene has formed out of Tropical Depression #8 and will become a hurricane in the next several days. Helene will remain in the open waters for the next several days. Impact to any land areas is not known at this time.

The VoIP Hurricane Net Management Team will closely monitor these tropical systems. Thank you for your continued support of the VoIP Hurricane Net!

73,Rob-KD1CY.
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Tropics Update

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The Tropics are becoming more active. Hurricane Florence has moved away from Bermuda and is headed for extratropical transition in the North Atlantic Ocean but Tropical Storm Gordon has formed and another system off Africa has the potential to develop into a Tropical Depression as we are in the peak of hurricane season.

Tropical Storm Gordon is over the open waters of the Atlantic and has the potential to become the third hurricane of the 2006 season. Luckily, Gordon is expected to stay in the open ocean and recurve out to sea missing all land areas including Bermuda. The VoIP Hurricane Net Management team will monitor the progress of this system to make sure this track continues.

A new tropical wave off of Africa is getting better organized and the potential exists for a tropical depression to form from that system. Further updates on this system will be provided if it develops.

Thanks to all for their continued support of the VoIP Hurricane Net!

73,Rob-KD1CY.
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VoIP Hurricane Net Secured at 1230 PM EDT

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The VoIP Hurricane Net secured at 1230 PM EDT. WX4NHC secured operations shortly after Noon time and WX4NHC Coordinators Julio Ripoll-WD4R and John McHugh-K4AG were very appreciative of the efforts of the VoIP Hurricane Net and VP9HK-Tony Siese, our liaison from Bermuda who provided excellent reports of what was happening on the island.

The last report before the net secured indicated that an estimated 25,000 people were without power. Tony sustained damage to his HF antenna. Hurricane force wind gusts were recorded on the western parts of the island. Tony remained without power at his location per his last report.

Hurricane Florence is pulling away from Bermuda and conditions will improve over the next few hours. Bermuda was spared the most damaging part of Florence but nonetheless issues impacting the island have occurred. The VoIP Hurricane Net has made ARRL News once again and the link to the article is listed below:

http://www.arrl.org/news/stories/2006/09/11/100/?nc=1

I want to thank our net controls during this activation for doing a great job. Those net controls were as follows:

K2DCD-Dennis Dura, Assistant Director of VoIP Hurricane Net
NP3OD-Fransisco Diaz-Gonzalez
KC5FM-Lloyd Colston, VoIP Hurricane Net Public Information Officer
KF6BKA-Richard Long

Thanks to all for their continued support of the VoIP Hurricane Net!

73,Rob-KD1CY.
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