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Alachua County Weather Information Network
Local Civil Emergency Bulletins: Alachua County
Welcome to the ACWIN-FL-ALACHUA-CIVIL-L listgroup!
This list is for the distribution of local civil emergency-related bulletins
only. No posting/discussions allowed.
The ACWIN-FL-ALACHUA-CIVIL-L list was created to aid in the dissemination of
SEVERE 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-CIVIL-L, simply send an e-mail to
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-CIVIL-L listgroup. First is the topic name (which happens to also
be the bulletin abbreviation), followed by the bulletin name.
ADRJAX: NWS Administrative Message *
AVAJAX: Avalanch Watch **
AVWJAX: Avalanch Warning **
CAEJAX: Child Abduction Emergency
CDWJAX: Civil Danger Warning
CEMJAX: Civil Emergency Message
EQWJAX: Earthquake Warning ***
EVIJAX: Immediate Evacuation Warning
FRWJAX: Fire Warning
HMWJAX: Hazardous Materials Warning
LAEJAX: Local Area Emergency
LEWJAX: Law Enforcement Warning
NUWJAX: Nuclear Power Plant Warning
RHWJAX: Radiological Hazard Warning
SPWJAX: Shelter-In-Place Warning
TOEJAX: 911 Telephone Outage Emergency
VOWJAX: Volcano Warning **
* For some reason, NWS-JAX and many NWSFO's are making it a deliberate habit
to ignore the accepted bulletin name standards for emergency messages and are
instead resorting to placing ALL of the above emergency-related bulletins
into the ADR bulletin instead, making the bulletins appear in an unexpected
place that many EMWIN systems aren't looking in or expecting to have to set
up for. It is extremely confusing and a exasperating for EMWIN server admins
who are trying to do what we're trying to do, here, and who have to try to
come up with ingenious, unorthodox workarounds to still get them out. However,
I will still keep these bulletins on ACTIVE status in the odd event that
someone actually changes their mind, or makes a "mistake", and actually sends
one out using the PROPER bulletin ID.
** This event is not really evver likely in out area. We don't have
mountains, per se; we don't have large rocks; we don't have snow. We don't
have ski facilities. We CERTAINLY don't have any volcanoes. Therefore, this
bulletin will remain INACTIVE.
*** While this event is not COMMONLY likely in our area, we ARE at the southern
edge of a Georgia fault line; and on very rare occasion, earthquakes - usually
petty minor - HAVE occurred. One in recent past years was even felt here in
Gainesville, FL and did shake homes. Therefore, I have decided to leave this
bulletin in the list as an ACTIVE bulletin.
All new users are automatically subscribed to the following topics, by default:
(ALL). 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-CIVIL-L TOPICS +ADRJAX
The above line would subscribe you to the "ADRJAX" topic, which is the
"NWS Administrative Messsage" (which we recommend everyone subscribe to due
to a problem mentioned above*).
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-CIVIL-L TOPICS: ALL
(NOTE: All new users are automatically subscribed to all civil emergency
bulletins by default when they join the listgroup.)
You can subscribe to multiple topics at once in a single command:
SET ACWIN-FL-ALACHUA-CIVIL-L TOPICS: +ADRJAX +CAEJAX +CEMJAX
This would subscribe you to the three topics ADRJAX, CAEJAX, and CEMJAX.
UNSUBSCRIBING FROM A TOPIC:
To unsubscribe from any topic, you'd do it all in reverse.
SET ACWIN-FL-ALACHUA-CIVIL-L TOPICS: -ADRJAX
...would unsubscribe you from the SVRJAX topic.
SET ACWIN-FL-ALACHUA-CIVIL-L TOPICS: -ADRJAX -CAEJAX -CEMJAX
...would unsubscribe you from those three topics.
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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.