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Official call out for power outage

This topic contains 7 replies, has 5 voices, and was last updated by  Angelo, N6QAD 1 week, 2 days ago.

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    SC4ARES is officially being called out for the anticipated power outage, starting tomorrow at noon. I have the following schedule of 2 operators on 6-hour shifts for 24 hours:

    W 12-6pm Jeneen, Laurie, Eva (observing/scribing)
    W 6-midnight Mary, Neil
    Th midnight-6am Angelo, David (DOV)
    Th 6-noon Linda, Craig

    The power outage could be extended, and we will be without internet. So please have your radios on and your go kits ready to deploy if needed, and be prepared to staff the DOC for a 6-hour shift on Thursday and beyond if needed. I will start a net at 8 am tomorrow morning to see who is available.

    #10675

    Mike, KJ6VCP
    Participant

    I’m available, and will be monitoring on the radio.

    #10676

    The ICS-205 (comm plan) for the call out has been uploaded to the library:
    October9PowerOutage205

    Nothing unusual about it: we’ll be on the 2m repeater for net control, with CTL95 as the backup.

    #10677

    Mike, KJ6VCP
    Participant

    On the Tuesday night County Sheriff’s net, they announced that they would be monitoring the OES repeaters, including CTL93 and CTL95. They did not mention any specific plans to open a net.

    #10678

    Casey, KA5WAX
    Participant

    All I have to add is at this morning’s San Mateo Firesafe Council the PG&E rep said that they and OES will be doing a status call-in about every 3 hours. At that point OES is supposed to relay the status to stake-holders & constituents. PG&E said the restoration process is Trunk-Branch-Leaf so folks at the ends of lines will be the last to be restored.

    I’m in Belmont, thinking it’s not appropriate to ‘add to the worry-load’ by trucking over to La Honda for a shift. ( I don’t want to be that guy. ) Current plans are that Friday I will be coming through, and can bring things to the DOC if needed. I have a meeting Saturday morning in Pescadero.

    #10679

    David, KM6DOV
    Participant

    I just got a text from OES saying the outage will be 8pm tonight to noon tomorrow

    #10680

    Angelo, N6QAD
    Participant

    Spot forecast Ari received from the NWS

    FNUS76 KMTR 091253
    FWSMTR

    Spot Forecast for PG&E PSPS 10/9/2019…La Honda Fire Brigade
    National Weather Service San Francisco Bay Area
    553 AM PDT Wed Oct 9 2019

    Forecast is based on forecast start time of 0600 PDT on October 09.
    If conditions become unrepresentative…contact the National Weather
    Service.

    …RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO NOON
    PDT THURSDAY…

    .DISCUSSION…Dry northerly winds are starting to develop in the
    hills and will gradually increase by later this afternoon as
    humidity values begin to plummet. By 5 pm as the Red Flag Warning
    officially starts another burst of strong northeast winds will
    develop and last through the early morning hours of Thursday when
    gusts to around 40 mph are likely. The strongest winds will end
    shortly after sunrise Thursday but then very dry humidity and
    continued light offshore winds last at least through Friday and
    likely into Saturday.

    .TODAY…

    Sky/weather………Sunny.
    Max temperature…..66-71.
    Min humidity……..Lowering 25-31 percent by afternoon.
    Surface winds (mph).North/Northeast 4-8 mph increasing
    6-12 mph late day gusts 15-20 mph.
    Chance of pcpn……0 percent.
    SUNSET…………..6:41 PM PDT

    .TONIGHT…

    Sky/weather………Clear.
    Min temperature…..45-50.
    Max humidity……..22-32 percent.
    Surface winds (mph).Northeast winds 7 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph
    overnight.
    Chance of pcpn……0 percent.
    SUNRISE………….7:13 AM PDT

    .THURSDAY…

    Sky/weather………Sunny.
    Max temperature…..70-75.
    Min humidity……..12-19 percent.
    Surface winds (mph).Northeast winds 6 to 11 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph
    in the morning.
    Chance of pcpn……0 percent.
    SUNSET…………..6:39 PM PDT

    $$
    Forecaster…R_WALBRUN
    Requested by…Ari Delay
    Type of request…OTHER
    .TAG 1916968.0/MTR
    .DELDT 10/09/19
    .FormatterVersion 1.0.26
    .EMAIL chief@lahondafire.org

    #10681

    Angelo, N6QAD
    Participant

    Power down at 11:15pm at my place.

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