/// Piedmont Triad AmRRON virtual SIGCEN Activation ////
There is a winter storm that is expected to deliver up to 18 inches of snow. The Governor has declared a State of Emergency for all 100 counties in the state of North Carolina.
AmRRON Of The Piedmont Triad Region, has activated a virtual SIGCEN as of 2300z Saturday (12/8).
*** CQ CQ CQ AmRRON ***
Our AmRRON Corps team in the most heavily affected area will be operating a virtual SIGCEN beginning about 2300z Saturday 12/8.They will use digital only for persistent contact. Voice as needed. Rockingham County CERT is one of their served agencies. Rockingham EMA may need assistance also but not confirmed. In addition, they will also be reaching out to hospitals should they need.
UPDATED: 17:04:31 2018-12-09
Digital modes on AmRRON standard frequencies:
40m JS8CALL & FSQ
80m JS8CALL & FSQ
20m JS8CALL & FSQ
Primary Repeater is 146.790/-0.6 MHz/107.2 Echolink W4SNA-R
Backup Repeater is 147.345/+0.6 MHz/103.5
Primary Simplex is 146.420
Backup Simplex is 147.430
Point of Contact for Piedmont Triad AmRRON:
bravosixfive at gmail dot com
-All AmRRON Corps Please monitor Eastern ZNET.
-IMPORTANT: Eastern Channel will be Primary Grid Up coordination channel for voice ops.
Use the Breakout Channel for non ops related items until the Eastern Primary Channel is returned to normal use.
NEWS LINKS and RESOURCES:
500,000 Plus Power Outages Expected With Winter Storm: Duke Energy
GREENSBORO, N.C. (WFMY)- Gov. Roy Cooper has issued a state of emergency for North Carolina ahead of a winter storm that’s expected to bring heavy snow, sleet, freezing rain and ice to the state this weekend.
Prepare for Snowstorms & Extreme Cold- https://www.ready.gov/winter-weather
Winter Storm Warning URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Raleigh NC 345 AM EST Sat Dec 8 2018 ...Significant Winter Storm to Impact much of Central North Carolinas tonight through Monday... .A developing winter storm will spread heavy snow and ice across central North Carolina tonight and Sunday. Some wintry precipitation may linger Sunday night into Monday prolonging the storm. NCZ007-021>024-038-039-082045- /O.CON.KRAH.WS.W.0004.181209T0600Z-181211T0000Z/ Person-Forsyth-Guilford-Alamance-Orange-Davidson-Randolph- Including the cities of Bushy Fork, Concord, Roxboro, Surl, Pfafftown, Stanleyville, Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Lake Townsend, High Point, Burlington, Graham, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Lexington, Thomasville, Asheboro, Ulah, Archdale, and Trinity 345 AM EST Sat Dec 8 2018 ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM SUNDAY TO 7 PM EST MONDAY... * WHAT...Heavy accumulations of snow expected late tonight and Sunday, with some sleet and freezing rain possible Sunday afternoon, mainly southeast side of the Triad. Total snow accumulations of 7 to 12 inches, with up to a tenth of an inch of freezing rain is expected. The greatest snow accumulations are expected from Lexington and Greensboro north and west to Winston-Salem. Greater amounts of freezing rain to the east. The heaviest precipitation is expected to occur from 4am to 4pm on Sunday. * WHERE...The western and northern Piedmont of central North Carolina, along the Interstate 85 corridor. * WHEN...Late tonight through Monday. * TEMPERATURES... Falling into the mid 20s Sunday morning, likely remaining in the mid to upper 20s Sunday night. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel will become very difficult, if not impossible, Sunday morning, with hazardous travel conditions expected to continue into Monday. In addition, there is the likelihood of numerous power outages from from significant accumulations of heavy wet snow and some ice on top. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice will make travel very hazardous or impossible. The latest road conditions for North Carolina can be found online at DriveNC.gov.
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