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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB030 (2001)

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ARLB030 Hurricane Watch Net Activates As Barry Approaches Gulf Coast

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ARRL Bulletin 30  ARLB030
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  August 5, 2001
To all radio amateurs 

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ARLB030 Hurricane Watch Net Activates As Barry Approaches Gulf Coast

The Hurricane Watch Net activated at 1800z (2 PM Eastern Daylight
Time) Sunday, August 5, 2001, as Tropical Storm Barry strengthened
in the Gulf of Mexico. Barry is expected to make landfall as a
hurricane along the Florida Panhandle Monday morning, according to
the National Weather Service.

On 14.325 MHz, the Hurricane Watch Net gathers real-time weather
information that is relayed via National Hurricane Center station
W4EHW to hurricane forecasters. The National Weather Service
requested the activation as Barry, which had been drifting
erratically in the Gulf, dramatically strengthened and turned
northward this morning.

Hurricane Warnings have been posted along the Florida Gulf Coast
from Pascagoula, Mississippi, to the mouth of the Ochlockonee River
in Florida. The net will accept reports from in or near the affected
region, according to Hurricane Watch Net Manager Jerry Herman,
N3BDW.
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