Hurricane Julia Downgraded to a Tropical Storm on Sunday 10/9/22 at 1100 AM EDT – Net Operations Update

Hello to all…

Hurricane Julia has been downgraded to a tropical storm on Sunday 10/9/22 at 1100 AM EDT. The VoIP Hurricane Net Management Team, CU3AU-Francis from the Azores Islands of Portugal and NP3OD-Francisco from San Juan Puerto Rico have been monitoring the YN1YN-L associated with the Club de Radio-Experimentadores de Nicaragua – CREN group. We have obtained reports of widespread cell phone and power outages in Bluefields Nicaragua where Julia made landfall. Social media has numerous reports of downed trees, power lines, some structural damage reports and flooding with rivers out of their banks as Julia has pushed inland in Nicaragua. All these reports have been sent into WX4NHC, the Amateur Radio station at the National Hurricane Center. Our report viewer shows the information sent in and can be seen at the following link:

With Julia now a tropical storm, our more formal monitoring of Julia has ended but we will send in any higher end reports received by CREN or via social media today. Julia will emerge over the Eastern North Pacific as a tropical storm before eventually dissipating along the Pacific coast of Guatemala in 48-72 hours. No other tropical systems of concern are noted in the Atlantic, Eastern North Pacific an Central Pacific basins at this time. The VoIP Hurricane Net Management team will continue monitoring Julia and the tropics. Thanks to all for their continued support of the VoIP Hurricane Net!

Director of Operations for the VoIP Hurricane Net