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I had both freqs on last evening and heard nothing (yes, antennas are still up!).  Nada again this morning.

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Peter Laws / N5UWY
National Weather Center / Network Operations Center
University of Oklahoma / Information Technology
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-----Original Message-----
From: Skaggs, Gary A.
Sent: Sat 2007-01-13 06:45
To: Kim Elmore; Laws, Peter C.; [log in to unmask]
Cc: [log in to unmask]
Subject: RE: FW: Stand-by Alert Issued to All Oklahoma Hams
 
But there has been plenty of traffic on 3898 and 3902 which pretty much render 3900 useless. :-(

-----Original Message-----
From: Kim Elmore [mailto:[log in to unmask]] 
Sent: Friday, January 12, 2007 10:10 PM
To: Laws, Peter C.; [log in to unmask]
Cc: Skaggs, Gary A.; [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: FW: Stand-by Alert Issued to All Oklahoma Hams

State of Oklahoma, State of Emergency, State of Confusion... I've 
visited them all!

Kim Elmore

P.S.: I've heard no HF traffic on either 3900 or 7260 and my antennas 
are still OK.

At 09:32 PM 1/12/2007, Laws, Peter C. wrote:

>State of Emergency ...
>
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>Peter Laws / N5UWY
>National Weather Center / Network Operations Center
>University of Oklahoma / Information Technology
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>How am I doing? Please contact my director, Craig Cochell, at 
>[log in to unmask] with any feedback. Thank you!
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>-----Original Message-----
>From: ARRL Web site 
>[<mailto:[log in to unmask]>mailto:[log in to unmask]]
>Sent: Fri 2007-01-12 16:08
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: Stand-by Alert Issued to All Oklahoma Hams
>
>The Governor of Oklahoma has declared all 77 counties in Oklahoma to be
>in a state of emergency.
>
>Due to this declaration and the possible threat of sleet and freezing
>rain, all ARES Leadership and other hams within the state of Oklahoma
>should be on stand-by alert and be ready to help out.
>
>Hams should monitor the local repeaters and the ARES Oklahoma HF Net
>for more information.
>
>If anyone is called out, please be careful and watch out for each
>other.  Do not put yourself or the team into a dangerous position.
>
>Oklahoma HF for emergency communication events:
>3900
>7260
>
>
>Kevin K. Atnip -- KD5WUP
>Emergency Coordinator  Oklahoma Section
>Home: 405-527-1616
>cell: 405-640-3126
>
>Arlyn Seidel-KK5GY
>Traffic Manager-Oklahoma Section
>580 362 1248
>
>Kevin O'Dell-N0IRW
>Public Information Coordinator-Oklahoma Section
>580 220 9062
>
>John Thomason-WB5SYT
>Section Manager-Oklahoma Section
>405 326 1800
>
>
>
>Governor Henry Declares State of Emergency
>
>Gov. Brad Henry today declared a State of Emergency for all 77 Oklahoma
>counties due to the winter storm affecting many areas of the state. The
>declaration provides a formal mechanism for local governments to seek
>reimbursement for recovery costs through the state's disaster public
>assistance program should conditions warrant.
>
>&quot;We're taking these actions so that the state will be in the best
>possible position to respond to the storm. I would urge all Oklahomans
>to exercise extreme caution if they have to venture outside,&quot; said
>Gov. Henry.
>
>The State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) remains activated due to
>winter weather conditions that continue to impact areas of Oklahoma.
>The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) is in contact
>with emergency managers in the affected areas.
>
>###
>
>Next situation update: As necessary.
>The Governor's Executive Order declaring the State of Emergency and all
>Situation Updates are posted to the OEM web site, www.oem.ok.gov
>
>
>Situation Update  Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management
>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 12, 2007 -- Situation Update 1
>STATE EOC ACTIVATED
>The Oklahoma State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is activated due
>to winter weather conditions that continue to impact areas of Oklahoma.
>The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) is in contact
>with emergency managers in the affected areas.
>
>Next situation update: As necessary.
>###
>
>
>Coverage from The Daily Oklahoman:
>Freezing rain hits early; Henry declares emergency
>
> From Staff Reports
>
>An arctic front carrying freezing rain, sleet and ice hit the metro
>area earlier than expected this morning, and travelers are having
>trouble in the worsening conditions.
>The storm led Gov. Brad Henry to call a State of Emergency for all
>counties at about 12:45 p.m.
>"We're taking these actions so that the state will be in the best
>possible position to respond to the storm. I would urge all Oklahomans
>to exercise extreme caution if they have to venture outside,&quot;
>Henry said in a statement released by the state's department of
>emergency management.
>More than 40 flights have been cancelled at Will Rogers World Airport
>and Tulsa International Airport because of the icy weather.
>The cold front, coming from Canada and the arctic north, slipped
>beneath a warm air system coming from the Gulf of Mexico to produce an
>unusual winter mix of precipitation. Sleet, or frozen rain, is being
>reported in the metro. Freezing rain, which is liquid until it hits the
>ground, forming a dangerous sheet of ice, is falling elsewhere in the
>state and in some parts of the metro. Most of Oklahoma sits under an
>ice storm warning from the National Weather Service.
>Temperatures in the metro plunged overnight. At 2 a.m., it was 58
>degrees in Oklahoma City. Now, it is 26 degrees, according to the
>weather service in Norman.
>As the artic front moves eastward across the state, temperatures will
>continue to fall. Southeast Oklahoma, where temperatures are still
>hovering above freezing, is under a flash flood watch. That part of the
>state saw 60-degree temperatures this morning.
>The weather service expects temperatures in most of the state to remain
>below freezing at least through the weekend and possibly through
>Wednesday, meteorologist Jennifer Palucki said.Winds may gust to 30
>miles per hour today.
>Brian Alford, spokesman for Oklahoma Gas & Electric, said no power
>lines have fallen in central Oklahoma.
>He said it takes about a half-inch of ice for power lines and trees to
>come under serious stress. High winds complicate matters, and a
>quarter-inch of ice can be problematic, he said.
>The rain is expected to be sporadic and light today. It will pause
>tonight and continue tomorrow. By the morning, the national weather
>service expects as much as a half-inch of ice. By the end of the
>weekend, the total could rise to an inch-and-a-half.
>Forecasters expected the artic front to hit later than it did. Reports
>yesterday indicated the precipitation would hit the metro at about 10
>a.m.
>At about 10:45 a.m., the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management
>called in representatives from all state agencies to prepare for
>disaster. Michelann Ooten, the department's spokeswoman, said no cities
>have requested emergency help yet. She expects that to start happening
>later today.
>Local television news stations are running live coverage of the storm,
>and have been all morning.
>The ABC affiliate, KOCO Channel 5, has labeled the front, Ice Storm
>2007. The news station splashed the name across the top of its Web
>site. KWTV News9, the CBS affiliate, is calling the event Winter Storm
>2007.
>
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