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Alachua County Weather Information Network
General Weather Bulletins: Alachua County
Welcome to the ACWIN-FL-ALACHUA-L listgroup!
This list is for the distribution of weather-related bulletins only.
No posting/discussions allowed.
The ACWIN-FL-ALACHUA-L list was created to aid in the dissemination of
general weather-related bulletins and announcements to the residents of Alachua
County. The listgroup is subdivided into numerous "topics" to choose from -
each "topic" relating to a specific bulletin that can be turned on or off at
your own command. A list of the available bulletin topics is further below.
(NOTE: We tried to create the lists without the "-L" in the listname but the
powers that be insisted, unfortunately.) :o(
To subscribe to ACWIN-FL-ALACHUA-L, simply send an e-mail to email@example.com
using the following single-line syntax in the message BODY (the subject may
be left blank):
Here are the "topic" areas that are now available to choose from within the
ACWIN-FL-ALACHUA-L listgroup. First is the topic name (which happens to also
be the bulletin abbreviation), followed by the bulletin name.
RTPFL: Regional Max/Min Temp and Precipitation Table
RWRFL: Regional Weather Roundup (sent *** Hourly ***)
Current statistics around Florida.
AFDJAX: Area Forecast Discussion
HWOJAX: Hazardous Weather Outlook
Issued a few times a day to reflect changes in thinking.
NOWJAX: Short Term Forecast (aka NOWCast)
Issued when storms are present in the area. Describes short-term forecast
for those storms.
ZFPJAX: Zone Forecast Product
Issued a few times a day to reflect changes in thinking.
Reports & Notifications:
CLIGNV: Climate Report - Gainesville (Daily)
CLMGNV: Climate Report - Gainesville (Monthly)
FTMJAX: WSR-88D RADAR Outage Notification
PNSJAX: Public Information Statement
RERJAX: Record Event Report
There are many more weather-related bulletins out there. This is for
starters. The bulletins that THIS list will cater to will be for
the Alachua County area. More bulletins can be added later, if anyone
really needs to see or use a specific bulletin. The list server DOES have a
limitation on the number of topics that any listgroup can have: a maximum of
23. If people clambor enough for more bulletins, and we start running into
the 23-topic wall, then if necessary we CAN create a completely new list if
need be. It's not a problem.
All new users are automatically subscribed to the following topics, by default:
PNSJAX, ZFPJAX. However, you can turn any of them OFF if things seem to get
just a little too "busy" for you.
ADDING OR REMOVING TOPICS
SUBSCRIBING TO A TOPIC:
If ever you wanted to subscribe to a topic, you'd simply send an email to
the UF listserver (again, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Ignore the subject line. You
don't have to type anything into it at all.
In the BODY of the email, type the following:
SET ACWIN-FL-ALACHUA-L TOPICS +ZFPJAX
The above line would subscribe you to the "ZFPJAX" topic, which is the
"Zone Forecast Product" bulletin.
And you can subscribe to more than one topic at a time, too. If you wanted
to subscribe to ALL of the available topics within the listgroup, you would
send the following command:
SET ACWIN-FL-ALACHUA-L TOPICS: ALL
You can subscribe to multiple topics at once in a single command:
SET ACWIN-FL-ALACHUA-L TOPICS: +RWRFL +AFDJAX +ZFPJAX
This would subscribe you to the three topics RWRFL, AFDJAX, and ZFPJAX.
UNSUBSCRIBING FROM A TOPIC:
To unsubscribe from any topic, you'd do it all in reverse.
SET ACWIN-FL-ALACHUA-L TOPICS: -ZFPJAX
...would unsubscribe you from the ZFPJAX topic.
SET ACWIN-FL-ALACHUA-L TOPICS: -RWRFL -AFDJAX -ZFPJAX
...would unsubscribe you from those three topics.
VIEWING LIST ARCHIVES
This list is archived. To view the archives, go to:
The following commands are also available to list users. They may
be issued by sending a message to email@example.com, with the
command(s) in the body of the message. Each command must be on a
line by itself, but multiple commands may be included in a single
message. (The `Subject:' header of the e-mail is ignored.)
To have a copy of the list sent to you in a file, use the command: REVIEW listname
To be sent more information on using LISTSERV, issue the command: INFO GENINTRO
To unsubscribe from this list at any time, use the following single-
line syntax in an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Note that to unsubscribe does not require appending your first and
last name. As well, unsubscribe information will always be appended
to the bottom of each e-mail sent out from the list, so that you
don't have to worry about remembering it should you ever need it.
The listserver knows.
Todd is the Coordinator of Alachua
County SKYWARN, which he also founded in August of 1996 (twelve years
ago as of 2009). Alachua Co. SKYWARN is a program created to teach the public
about the dangers of severe weather and how to identify and report it
properly to the authorities.
Todd is also the Founder and Project Manager of the
Alachua County EMWIN Project
(created in 2002). AC-EMWIN is basically a satellite ground station which main
purpose is for gathering the latest weather bulletins from the GOES-10 weather
satellite, and to redistribute those bulletins locally to the public at no cost
as a public service. We distribute the bulletins in abbreviated form to
cellphones, pagers, in full form to personal email, web pages, and on rare
occasion even to some FAX machines. Another one of the distribution methods
is via this and other listgroups. And we DO this...at NO charge, in
service to everyone: civlians, businessmen, students, teachers, doctors, lawyers, police,
fire/rescue, reporters...it doesn't matter.