Community Disaster Preparedness Fair Ocean Park WA

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 10:19am PST

642weather will be there with a display table. Come say hi to Mike Challis who runs

Event Details
Date: September 25, 2010
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location: Ocean Park Elementary School, 25701 Vernon Avenue, Ocean Park, WA
Price: Free

Organization: Eye of the Storm Pacific County WA

The Community Disaster Preparedness Fair will bring the community together to support emergency action planning, create networks, and introduce resources to create a safe, healthy environment so that people can be better prepared for the unexpected.

Learn about Social Networking and how it plays and important part in emergency alerts, learn about NOAA and NOAA Weather Radios, learn about the new Pulse for your iPhone from ADT and much more at the fair.

This event is sponsored by community members in Pacific County. This is not a profit or non-profit group, it is purely community volunteers.

Hide Fast and Secure Contact Form in a Link

Saturday, June 12th, 2010 12:48pm PST

How to make Fast and Secure Contact Form hidden in a link, then when you click it, it slides open. Click it again it slides closed.
Idea provided by Mikko Vahatalo

Fast and Secure Contact Form is a WordPress plugin. This article assumes you already have both installed.

Download ‘Scriptaculous’ javascript framework found here:
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Tsunami Advisory Issued for Washington Coast – 02/27/2010

Saturday, February 27th, 2010 11:15am PST

Tsunami Wave Travel Times-02-27-2010

Tsunami Advisory Issued for Washington Coast – 02/27/2010 A tsunami advisory is in effect for the coastal areas of Washington, Oregon, and California. There is no tsunami watch or warning in effect. Repeat, no watch or warning is in effect. No significant coastal flooding is expected to be produced by this tsunami. However, some areas of the coast could experience dangerous currents and surges in harbors and bays. Coastal residents are advised to stay out of the water, off the beach, and away from harbors and marinas. Wave heights and currents are amplified by irregular shoreline and are difficult to predict.
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Nov 2009 Wind Storm Reports

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009 12:53pm PST
Nov 2009 Wind Storm Pacific County WA

Nov 2009 Wind Storm Pacific County WA

The wind storm last night knocked out power to all of the long beach Peninsula and much of Pacific County. I am posting this on generator power. Many trees and power lines are down. The power could be out from 1-3 days depending on location.


I am posting storm photos from Chris Sidebotham located on the Washington Coast on Willapa Bay in Pacific county

Thank you Mike
Here are a few of my pictures
1)- is a view from my front yard of the neighbors house.If you look close you can see the next neighbor on his front porch probably needing to go change his shorts.
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642weather Passes Tsunami Warning Test

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009 12:19pm PST Passes Tsunami Warning Test Passes Tsunami Warning Test Passes Tsunami Warning Test
The NOAA/National Weather Service conducted a Tsunami Warning Test on September 16, 2009, at approximately at 10:15 AM PDT (OMB Control Number 0648-0539). I am happy to announce that almost immediately the alert was displayed at
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[resolved] 642weather Station Needs Repairs

Saturday, August 8th, 2009 7:50pm PST
Weather station that runs

Weather station that runs

642weather Station Needs Repairs
The Temp/Humidity sensor failed on the main weather station that runs
While the Davis station is undergoing maintenance repairs, the live weather data will be fed from a backup LaCrosse station. The backup station is also having a problem, it has a failed wind sensor. Wind, Solar, and UV sensors are temporarily offline. I maintain this web site and the station privately by myself. I would like to be able to fix both of these problems. The parts will cost around $200. If you would like to help please donate. Thank you, Mike Challis

Pacific County is Preparing for Flu Increase this Fall

Friday, August 7th, 2009 11:08pm PST
Pacific County is Preparing for Flu Increase this Fall

Pacific County is Preparing for Flu Increase this Fall

Pacific County is Preparing for Flu Increase this Fall

South Bend, Washington – We have not seen the last of the swine flu that appeared this spring in Mexico and spread throughout world. Cases of pandemic H1N1 influenza, the new flu virus, have dropped in number over the last few weeks in Western Washington, but are still occurring at a low rate. Flu is quite unusual during summertime and predicts that the flu season this year may well be a tough one. As of July 24th, Washington State has reported 658 confirmed cases and 7 deaths from H1N1 influenza since April. Of those, 122 resulted in hospitalizations.

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Novel H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

Monthly Tsunami Siren Test – August 3 2009

Friday, July 31st, 2009 3:14pm PST
Tsunami Warning System Siren

Tsunami Warning System Siren

Monthly AHAB Siren System Test

The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency’s (PCEMA) All Hazard Alert Broadcast (AHAB) siren system next scheduled monthly test will be Monday, August 3rd at noon. It is recommended that residents of Pacific County mark their calendars for the monthly AHAB siren system test. The test is currently scheduled for the first Monday of every month at noon.

The current procedure for the monthly test is for the sirens to sound the Westminster Chimes for 10 seconds followed by a 15 second verbal message stating “The following is a test of the siren warning system. It is only a test. This is a test of the siren warning system. If this had been a real emergency you should tune your radio to your local radio station or listen to this system for further instructions. This was only a test.”
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Is There Earthquake Weather?

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009 9:30pm PST
Is There Earthquake Weather?

Is There Earthquake Weather?

In the 4th Century B.C., Aristotle proposed that earthquakes were caused by winds trapped in subterranean caves. Small tremors were thought to have been caused by air pushing up on the cavern ceilings, and large ones by the air breaking the surface. This theory lead to a belief in earthquake weather, that because a large amount of air was trapped underground, the weather would be hot and calm before an earthquake. A later theory stated that earthquakes occurred in calm, cloudy conditions, and were usually preceded by strong winds, fireballs, and meteors. You know bad omens and end of day’s type of stuff.
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The Mole Hill That Was A Mountain

Monday, July 13th, 2009 12:01pm PST
Giant Mole Hill that was a Mountain

Giant Mole Hill that was a Mountain

The Mole Hill that was a Mountain

Today I found this giant mole hill in the front yard in Long Beach, WA. This mountain of dirt measures 24″ in diameter and is 12″ high! Wow that is the biggest mole hill I have ever seen! Notice in the photo, I placed a can of Campbell’s chicken soup so you can see just how big it really is. The moles have really wrecked the yard this Summer. Any ideas on how to rid them? Article by Mike Challis

Wikipedia: A molehill (or mole-hill) is a conical mound of loose soil raised by small burrowing mammals, including moles, but also similar animals such as mole-rats, marsupial moles and voles. They are often the only sign to indicate the presence of the animal.
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