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Warm system for Thanksgiving week

Warm system for Thanksgiving week

An atmospheric river is set up to douse almost the entire West Coast. Raising freezing levels today and tomorrow will aid Thanksgiving travelers the next couple of days, keeping snow off of the major passes. By midnight Monday night, the freezing level in much of Oregon will be above 9,000 feet with freezing levels remaining near 10,000 feet for the Pacific Northwest through Wednesday. I apologize in advance, I’ll be mentioning rain a lot in this post. While major highways won’t…

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Watching Weather Balloons on Ham Radio

Watching Weather Balloons on Ham Radio

UC Berkeley’s Amateur Radio Club and the East Bay Amateur Radio Club in California launched a balloon with a tracking device Saturday, which allowed radio amateurs to see how far the balloon went, how high it went and how fast it was going. After launching the balloon on the UC Berkeley campus, the hobbyists followed it in their cars to where it landed near Sacramento. Balloons like this can be fun to track for amateur radio operators like myself, but they…

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