Big Bend Amateur Radio Club
Minutes of Meeting
April 2, 2019
The meeting was attended by 11 members and approximately 35 guests.
W5NPR BILL ALPINE WA5ROE BOB ALPINE KE5KNQ ROB ALPINE KA5PVB CHUCK ALPINE K5WSA BILL FORT DAVIS KG5ZIB JUDI FORT DAVIS K1SP MATT ALPINE N5HYD DOUG FORT DAVIS KG5LTE SCOTT ALPINE KI5AXS CHRIS TERLINGUA AG5STN CHRISTOPHER TERLINGUA KEN TERLINGUA
Others attending the session included law enforcement police officers, students of Sul Ross State University and area residents.
No business meeting was scheduled for April 2019.
The meeting was the annual SKYWARN session presented by Rick Huckan of the Midland office of the National Weather Service. He presented weather statistics, weather events in the recent past, cloud formations and types, storms, thunderstorms, tornadoes, down bursts, lightning and the dangers present for each category of hazardous weather. He discussed the recommended location of storm chasers, stressing that 3-5 miles southeast of tornado producing cloud formations is generally the best location, but that escape routes must also be considered. The SPOTTER HOTLINE was announced as 1-800-597-3320 and encouraged the use of the line to inform the NWS of weather events, stating complete and accurate information as to location, time, date and type of event.
The SKYWARN session, which was held at the Sul Ross Science Building, Room 301, began at 7:00 PM and ended shortly before 9:00 PM. Area sessions were also scheduled in Marfa, April 1st and Fort Davis, April 3rd.
Bill Roberts W5NPR