SVRC FAST FINDS:
Tour of National Weather Service, Balloon Launching Set for May 5
Updated April 25, 2016
A members-only tour of the National Weather Service in Lincoln will be held on Thursday, May 5 in place of the Club's regular meeting in Springfield. Members must sign up by e-mail at email@example.com no later than Monday, May 2.
Participants will need to arrive no later than 5:30 p.m. in order to watch the NWS weather balloon launch. A tour of the facility will follow. Directions to the site will be sent by e-mail on request.
"This will be a rare opportunity to watch the National Weather Service in action and to get a first-hand look at their Lincoln operational center," said SVRC president Roger Whitaker. "Amateur radio operators have always had a concurrent interest in weather, which is why so many of our members have participated in National Weather Service training courses like the one held at Lincoln Land Community College this past February and at special weather conferences for emergency responders throughout the region."
Participants will need to sign up for the tour no later than May 2. The tour, arranged by SVRC vice-president Joe Armstrong, is subject to an absence of severe weather conditions, in which case it will be postponed to a different date, Armstrong notes. Those who sign up (at firstname.lastname@example.org) will be advised if severe weather prompts a postponement.