A Look at the Extreme Weather of 2013
It’s that time of year again for our annual program presented by Dr. Ken Dewey, WDØBIV, Professor of Climatology at UNL. Ken will give an overview of the nation’s extreme weather events of 2013 and will also review the 2013 tornado season and examine how the season compared to normal for the United States, including southeast Nebraska.
The annual Central Plains Severe Weather Symposium and Family Weatherfest, as well as our annual Spotter Training workshop, will also be held at Hardin Hall—on Saturday, April 5. Prior to the Spotter Training, a Storm Prediction Center forecaster will present a program concerning the deadly May 2013 Oklahoma tornadoes. Ken will preview the various April 5 Severe Weather Symposium events for us. Check out the details at http://www.cpsws.unl.edu.
—Bryan Leavitt, WØBCL
This program is for everyone, Ham Operator or not, Club member or not, who has any interest in weather. ALL are welcome.
The Cornhusker State Games will be held July 18-27 and will celebrate its 30th Anniversary. Jeri Lyn Rogge, NØJLR, was appointed committee chair and Aaron Rogge, NØADR, cochair.
Anyone interested in helping with the CSG should attend the planning meeting at Perkins Restaurant, 48th & O Street, Tuesday, March 4, 7:00 pm,
—Marlene McLaughlin KDØHYM
Anyone interested in helping with Field Day, Saturday, June 28, and Sunday, June 29 should plan on attending a Planning Meeting, Saturday, March 1, 1:00 PM at LI-COR.
Field Day is an opportunity for Hams to set up and operate an emergency-powered field camp for a continuous 24-hour period. We look forward to seeing a large number of newbees and oldbees participate this year. Of course, Field Day would not be complete without the Family Picnic on Saturday evening, June 28th. Plan now to attend.
—Jeff Bennett, WØWKP
From the Desk of Reynolds Davis…
The credentialing procedure has been streamlined and a new test will be offered for those who need it from last year as well as for new spotters this year. State Spotter credentials are good for 3 years.
In addition to attending the April 5 training, new spotters will also have to complete the two online courses in order to receive the State credentials.
In addition, in order to receive state credentials, spotters need to attend the NWS training April 5 and take the written exam.
Please refer to the page above on this website called Storm Spotting Requirements for the link to take the online courses.
Jeremiah Parker – NØPBJ
We have added a couple of new pages at the top of the Web page. LARC Member Forums will be a one-stop easy access point to the forums. I encourage everyone to get on and start posting. Take a look at all the categories available. This will be a valuable tool especially with the upcoming Public Service season.
There is also a Lincoln Hamfest page now with a short description and Web site link to the dedicated Lincoln Hamfest page. Before we know it the time will be here to participate!
In the LARC Local Links section of the Links page the Nebraska Section ARRL has a Facebook page now. Take a look and maybe you will find a new contact. That’s the great thing about Web sites!
I have also updated the Local Nets page and added a vendor to the links: WBØW.
We will be posting an LARC DX Cluster Page shortly as well.
Keep checking back for more updates and new pages as major events come up throughout the year.
Thank you for the input at the February Club meeting. It helps greatly and will make this Web site better by the day.
Jeremiah Parker – NØPBJ