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Crown Heights Area, Poughkeepsie, NY, USA
UpdatedJul-28-2017 06:53 
 

Hello, This service is available to anyone interested.

I have developed a process of automating the delivery of NWS Alerts, both thru email and texting.
Currently the program is reliable. Based on a server that I use to service several web sites.
Remember texts may cost you money from your carrier. My service does not.

The new process has two components, email and phone texts. 


EMAIL: ENY-SKYWARN notices manually sent by me, All Counties, upcoming weather comments from NWS , information, events , change notices, etc.
Automated, Individual Counties, Warnings, Watches, Advisories, Statements. All transmitted products of the NWS.

Example of an manual email post:

WEATHER UPDATE
 
Winter Storm Warnings continue over the entire region through 6 pm today. Our Winter Storm Statement can be found here: NWS Albany - Winter Weather Statement
 Snow totals will generally range between 8 and 14 inches, although a few locations in the high terrain of the Catskills, Taconics and Berkshires may locally see up to 16 inches.  
In addition to the snow, very cold temperatures and low wind chills will occur through the upcoming week as well. 
The next chance of dangerous wind chills will be tonight into tomorrow for parts of the forecast area.
 
Summary
• Total snowfall accumulations of 8 to 16 inches with the highest amounts over the    eastern Catskills, Helderbergs, northern Taconics, and Berkshires
• Blowing and Drifting snow is possible this morning into the afternoon with reduced visibilities to a quarter mile or less at times
• Wind Chills may reach advisory levels of -15F to -25F tonight into Tuesday morning and Wind Chill headlines will likely be necessary
• Frigid temperatures will persist over the next week, and the necessary precautions should be taken

Example of an Automated Email

 

ENY SKYWARN WEATHER ALERTS

DCNYSKYWARN Icon NOAA Icon

Issued by:

National Weather Service NOAA

Weather.hvradio.net

 

Wind Advisory  WIND ADVISORY   Wind Advisory
DUTCHESS

Areas Affected:
Eastern Albany - Eastern Columbia - Eastern Dutchess - Eastern Greene - Eastern Rensselaer - Eastern Schenectady - Eastern Ulster - Hamilton - Montgomery - Northeastern Nye County - Northern Fulton - Northern Herkimer - Northern Warren - Northern Washington - Schoharie - Southeast Warren - Southern Fulton - Southern Herkimer - Southern Saratoga - Southern Washington - Western Albany - Western Columbia - Western Dutchess - Western Greene - Western Rensselaer - Western Schenectady - Western Ulster
Effective: Sat 10:30 am Updated: Sat 10:45 am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Sat 8:00 pm Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT
UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
* LOCATIONS...EASTERN NEW YORK AND ADJACENT WESTERN NEW ENGLAND.
* WINDS...WEST TO NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH
POSSIBLE.
* IMPACTS...SOME MINOR WIND DAMAGE AND ISOLATED POWER OUTAGES ARE
POSSIBLE. IN ADDITION...DRIVING MAY BE DIFFICULT AT TIMES
ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.

Information:
A WIND ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN
SUSTAINED WINDS OF 31 TO 39 MPH...
OR GUSTS OF 46 TO 57 MPH...ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING.

 
 TEXTS
Example of a text:
Wx-Alert Dutchess WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY EFF: Sun 4:05
am Exp: Sun 10:00 am WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN
EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THIS
MORNING
Alert title , Effective time, Expiration time, Title / Summary of the alert. Kept small to be universal for all phones.

Timing/Frequency of emails/texts:
Alerts are sent when activated, If alert type or effective / expires time changes a new email is sent. The highest Alert active will override lesser alerts.
During severe weather several notices may be issued. The processor runs at a minimum of every 15 minutes. so theoretically it will be less than that.
If an Advisory and a Warning occur within the same interval between runs , the Warning will be sent and the Advisory not.
Highest to Lowest = WARNING - WATCH - ADVISORY - STATEMENT.

County E-Mail Text

Counties Supported

DUTCHESS (DC-NY-SKYWARN) YES YES
ULSTER (UC-NY-SKYWARN) YES YES
COLUMBIA (CC-NY-SKYWARN) YES YES
ORANGE (OC-NY-SKYWARN) YES YES
PUTNAM (PC-NY-SKYWARN) YES YES
SULLIVAN (SC-NY-SKYWARN) YES NO
ROCKLAND (RC-NY-SKYWARN) YES NO
WESTCHESTER (WC-NY-SKYWARN) YES NO
GREENE (GC-NY-SKYWARN) YES NO
FAIRFIELD CT (FC-CT-SKYWARN) YES NO
LITCHFIELD CT (LC-CT-SKYWARN) YES NO
METRO NYC (NYC-NY-SKYWARN) YES NO

METRO NYC includes all five Burroughs (Manhattan,Queens,Bronx,Brooklyn,Staten Island).


How to get it:
 EMAIL:
Have Ready
The Email you wish to use.
Your Name ,
If amateur Your Callsign.
County(s) you wish to have sent.
Optional (my info only) any organization you belong that this will assist you, skywarn, parks and recreation, highway dept, etc."
TEXTS:
Have Ready
The cell number. (I need area-code and seven digit number.)
Important: What carrier you use. Sprint , AT&T, Verizon , etc.
If you know the email to text address that your carrier uses it will make the enrolling process easier. IE: 8455551212&vtext.com (Verizon)

You can mix it up IE: Dutchess email/text, Ulster email, Putnam email etc.

Security:

The distribution lists are protected so not to be stolen, hacked or sold. (I think the selling practice should be illegal).
I will not disseminate this list to any third party, no ads, no spam.
Your email program may ask you something like [ load remote content? ]. It is referencing some graphics that are on the server. It is safe to say yes.

GO TO THE FORM
You may at anytime stop the emails / texts, change your email or number, etc Simply send me an email with your needs or submit a new request thru the form.
Rich Bodin N2EYH
Dutchess County Skywarn Coordinator