Category: Skywarn

WINTER STORM WARNING – December 22, 2017

York County ARES is activated for SKYWARN at the request of the National Weather Service. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for York county from 0900 Friday until 0300 Saturday. Accumulations of 8 to 11 inches are possible with additional ice accretion. Power outages will be likely with this storm. York County ARES members …

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York County ARES Remaining At Level 1 Alert

York County ARES will remain at a level 1 (alert) status through tomorrow at the earliest due to the number of power outages in York, Cumberland and Oxford counties. The York County ARES primary and secondary repeaters are back on the air and are available for use by stations with emergency, priority, or routine traffic …

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CMP Outages Over 386,000

As of 5:15pm, Central Maine Power is reporting over 386,000 power outages in their service area. This number is slightly down from earlier when outages topped 400,000. Central Maine Power says they are focusing their efforts on de-energizing downed lines and restoring power to critical facilities such as hospitals before full restoration begins. Governor Lepage …

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CMP Outages Top 329,000

As of 9:15am, Central Maine Power is reporting over 329,000 power outages in their service area. Over 65,000 of those in York County, over 13,000 reported in Oxford County and over 85,000 reported in Cumberland County. At this time, the primary and backup ARES repeaters in York County are off the air, and there is …

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YCARES Repeaters Down

BULLETIN – The WJ1L 145.410MHZ repeater and the W1BHR 147.345MHZ repeater are both off the air due to the storm. York County ARES members should monitor 147.570MHz simplex CSQ for any emergency traffic. At this time SKYWARN has been taking damage reports on the W1QUI 147.090MHz (T100) repeater in Falmouth.

ALERT – York County EOC Activated

York County ARES has moved to a level 1 alert. York County EMA’s EOC will be activated at 0400 on 30 October until the storm impacts have ended. York County ARES has not been notified of an activation from EMA, however all members should be prepared to be activated for duty with short notice. Notification …

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Skywarn Activation – 10/29/2017 to 10/30/2017

York County ARES has been activated at the request of the National Weather Service in Gray, ME. A Flash Flood Watch and High Wind Warning are in effect for York County tonight into tomorrow. A Hurricane-Force Wind Warning is also in effect for coastal waters from Eastport, ME to Plymouth, MA. Heavy rainfall and high …

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SKYWARN – July 1, 2017 Activation

York County ARES has been activated for Skywarn at the request of the National Weather Service in Gray, ME. Spotter activation is requested in advance of severe thunderstorms forecast for our region later today and tonight. Spotters are requested to monitor Skywarn nets on the KQ1L system and DMR Region North. Reports of damage or …

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Skywarn Activation – June 27, 2017

The NWS has requested Skywarn Activation today for the possibility of severe storms in our area. Please monitor conditions and make reports per standard procedures.   Thanks, W1WDW

SKYWARN UPDATE – Severe Thunderstorm Watch – June 19, 2017

The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, OK has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for our area effective until 8pm local time. Strong to severe thunderstorms are already building throughout the region and all SKYWARN spotters should be on alert for rapidly changing weather.   Please make severe weather reports to the National Weather Service via …

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