Alachua County Weather Information Network
Storms Prediction Center (SPC) Bulletins
Welcome to the ACWIN-SPC listgroup!
This list is for the distribution of weather-related bulletins issued by the
Storms Prediction Center (SPC) only. No posting/discussions allowed.
The ACWIN-SPC list was created to aid in the dissemination of SPC-issued
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.
To subscribe to ACWIN-SPC, simply send an e-mail to
using the following single-line syntax in the message BODY (the subject may
be left blank):
SUBSCRIBE ACWIN-SPC firstname lastname
Thus, if your name was `John Doe' you would send the following to
SUBSCRIBE ACWIN-SPC John Doe
Here are the "topic" areas that are now available to choose from within the
ACWIN-SPC listgroup. First is the topic name (which happens to also
be the bulletin abbreviation), followed by the bulletin name.
- FWDDY1: Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook
- FWDDY2: Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook
- FWDD38: Day 3-8 Fire Weather Outlook
- PWOSPC: Public Severe Weather Outlook
- SELSPC: Severe Local Storm Watch and Watch Cancellation Message
- STADTS: Tornado and Severe Thunderstorm Reports - Unofficial
- STAHRY: Tornado and Severe Thunderstorm Reports - Hourly
- STAMTS: Tornado Totals and Related Deaths
- STATIJ: (Year) Preliminary Killer Tornadoes
- SWODY1: Day 1 Convective Outlook
- SWODY2: Day 2 Convective Outlook
- SWODY3: Day 3 Convective Outlook
- SWOD48: Day 4-8 Convective Outlook
- SWOMCD: Mesoscale Discussion
All new users are automatically subscribed to the following topics, by default:
SWODY1, SWOMCD. 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-SPC TOPICS +SWODY1
The above line would subscribe you to the "SWODY1" topic, which is the
"Severe Thunderstorm Warning" 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-SPC TOPICS: ALL
You can subscribe to multiple topics at once in a single command:
SET ACWIN-SPC TOPICS: +SWODY1 +SWODY2 +SWODY3
This would subscribe you to the three topics SWODY1, SWODY2, and SWODY3.
UNSUBSCRIBING FROM A TOPIC:
To unsubscribe from any topic, you'd do it all in reverse.
SET ACWIN-SPC TOPICS: -SWODY1
...would unsubscribe you from the SWODY1 topic.
SET ACWIN-SPC TOPICS: -SWODY1 -SWODY2 -SWODY3
...would unsubscribe you from those three topics.
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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.
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COMMENTS REGARDING THIS LIST
We welcome your comments and suggestions about this list. Please send your
comments to the list owner at:
This list was created on July 20th, 2009 by Todd Sherman/KB4MHH
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.
RELATED WEB PAGES
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