Flood Warning TexasLocal Weather Alerts

Flood Warning
...the National Weather Service In Fort Worth Tx Has Issued A Flood Warning For The Following Rivers In Texas... Trinity River At Dallas Affecting Dallas County. ...Read More.
Effective: March 31, 2020 at 1:30amExpires: April 1, 2020 at 6:56pmTarget Area: Dallas

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Is Cancelled For The Following Rivers In Louisiana... Calcasieu River Near Glenmora ...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Louisiana...texas.. Atchafalaya River At Morgan City ...Read More.
Effective: March 30, 2020 at 10:59amExpires: March 31, 2020 at 10:58amTarget Area: Newton; Orange

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Is Extended For The Following Rivers In Texas... Black Cypress Bayou At Jefferson Affecting Marion And Cass Counties. ...Read More.
Effective: April 2, 2020 at 1:00pmExpires: March 31, 2020 at 11:15amTarget Area: Cass; Marion

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Texas... Sulphur River Near Talco Affecting Morris, Titus, Franklin And Red River Counties. White Oak Creek Near Talco Affecting Morris, Titus And Franklin Counties. ...Read More.
Effective: March 30, 2020 at 10:55amExpires: April 4, 2020 at 11:48amTarget Area: Franklin; Morris; Red River; Titus

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Texas... Sulphur River Near Talco Affecting Morris, Titus, Franklin And Red River Counties. White Oak Creek Near Talco Affecting Morris, Titus And Franklin Counties. ...Read More.
Effective: April 1, 2020 at 3:00amExpires: April 4, 2020 at 9:01pmTarget Area: Franklin; Morris; Titus

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Texas... Sabine River Near Gladewater Affecting Wood, Smith, Upshur And Gregg Counties. Sabine River Near Hawkins Affecting Wood, Smith And Upshur Counties. Sabine River Near Mineola Affecting Wood And Smith Counties. ...Read More.
Effective: March 30, 2020 at 10:51amExpires: March 30, 2020 at 11:00pmTarget Area: Gregg; Smith; Upshur; Wood

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Texas... Sabine River Near Gladewater Affecting Wood, Smith, Upshur And Gregg Counties. Sabine River Near Hawkins Affecting Wood, Smith And Upshur Counties. Sabine River Near Mineola Affecting Wood And Smith Counties. ...Read More.
Effective: March 30, 2020 at 10:51amExpires: March 30, 2020 at 11:00pmTarget Area: Smith; Upshur; Wood

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Texas... Sabine River Near Gladewater Affecting Wood, Smith, Upshur And Gregg Counties. Sabine River Near Hawkins Affecting Wood, Smith And Upshur Counties. Sabine River Near Mineola Affecting Wood And Smith Counties. ...Read More.
Effective: March 30, 2020 at 10:51amExpires: March 30, 2020 at 11:00pmTarget Area: Smith; Wood

Flood Warning
...forecast Flooding Changed From Minor To Moderate Severity For The Following Rivers In Texas... Sabine River At Longview Affecting Rusk And Gregg Counties. ...Read More.
Effective: March 30, 2020 at 10:51amExpires: March 31, 2020 at 1:15pmTarget Area: Gregg; Rusk

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Texas... Neches River Near Alto Affecting Cherokee, Houston, Anderson And Trinity Counties. Neches River Near Diboll Affecting Tyler, Houston, Angelina, Polk And Trinity Counties. Neches River Near Neches Affecting Cherokee, Houston And Anderson ...Read More.
Effective: March 30, 2020 at 10:15amExpires: March 31, 2020 at 10:30amTarget Area: Anderson; Cherokee; Houston

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Texas... Neches River Near Alto Affecting Cherokee, Houston, Anderson And Trinity Counties. Neches River Near Diboll Affecting Tyler, Houston, Angelina, Polk And Trinity Counties. Neches River Near Neches Affecting Cherokee, Houston And Anderson ...Read More.
Effective: March 30, 2020 at 10:15amExpires: March 31, 2020 at 10:30amTarget Area: Anderson; Cherokee; Houston; Trinity

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Texas... Neches River Near Alto Affecting Cherokee, Houston, Anderson And Trinity Counties. Neches River Near Diboll Affecting Tyler, Houston, Angelina, Polk And Trinity Counties. Neches River Near Neches Affecting Cherokee, Houston And Anderson ...Read More.
Effective: March 30, 2020 at 10:15amExpires: March 31, 2020 at 10:30amTarget Area: Angelina; Houston; Polk; Trinity; Tyler

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Texas... Angelina River Near Lufkin Affecting Cherokee, Nacogdoches And Angelina Counties. ...Read More.
Effective: March 30, 2020 at 10:08amExpires: March 31, 2020 at 10:45amTarget Area: Angelina; Cherokee; Nacogdoches

Flood Warning
A River Flood Warning Remains In Effect For The Trinity River. The Flood Warning Continues For The Trinity River Near Crockett * Until Tuesday Morning Or Until The Warning Is Canceled. * At 0916 Am Monday The Stage Was 41.1 Feet. * Minor Flooding Is Occurring And Minor Flooding Is Forecast. ...Read More.
Effective: March 30, 2020 at 9:41amExpires: March 31, 2020 at 7:00amTarget Area: Houston; Madison; Trinity; Walker

Flood Warning
A River Flood Warning Remains In Effect For The Trinity River. The Flood Warning Continues For The Trinity River At Riverside * Until Further Notice Or Until The Warning Is Canceled. * At 0830 Am Monday The Stage Was 135.2 Feet. * Minor Flooding Is Occurring And Minor Flooding Is Forecast. ...Read More.
Effective: March 30, 2020 at 9:41amExpires: March 31, 2020 at 9:40amTarget Area: Polk; San Jacinto; Trinity; Walker

Flood Warning
...the National Weather Service In Houston/galveston Has Issued A Flood Warning For The Following Rivers... Trinity River At Liberty Affecting The Following Counties In Texas... Chambers...liberty Trinity River Near Moss Bluff Affecting The Following Counties In Texas... Chambers...liberty ...Read More.
Effective: March 30, 2020 at 10:00pmExpires: March 30, 2020 at 9:32pmTarget Area: Liberty

Flood Warning
...the National Weather Service In Houston/galveston Has Issued A Flood Warning For The Following Rivers... Trinity River At Liberty Affecting The Following Counties In Texas... Chambers...liberty Trinity River Near Moss Bluff Affecting The Following Counties In Texas... Chambers...liberty ...Read More.
Effective: March 31, 2020 at 7:00amExpires: March 30, 2020 at 9:32pmTarget Area: Chambers; Liberty

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Texas... Trinity River Near Long Lake (oakwood) Affecting Freestone, Anderson And Leon Counties. ...Read More.
Effective: March 30, 2020 at 9:24amExpires: March 30, 2020 at 9:30pmTarget Area: Anderson; Freestone; Leon

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Texas... South Sulphur River Near Cooper Affecting Hopkins And Delta Counties. ...Read More.
Effective: March 30, 2020 at 9:23amExpires: March 30, 2020 at 9:30pmTarget Area: Delta; Hopkins

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Texas... Elm Fork Trinity River Near Carrollton Affecting Denton And Dallas Counties. ...Read More.
Effective: March 30, 2020 at 9:21amExpires: March 30, 2020 at 9:30pmTarget Area: Dallas; Denton

Flood Warning
...the National Weather Service In Fort Worth Tx Has Issued A Flood Warning For The Following Rivers In Texas... South Fork Sabine River Near Quinlan Affecting Kaufman, Hunt And Rockwall Counties. ...Read More.
Effective: March 31, 2020 at 6:32amExpires: April 1, 2020 at 1:28amTarget Area: Hunt; Kaufman; Rockwall

High Wind Warning
...high Wind Warning Remains In Effect Until 7 Pm Mdt This Evening... * What...west Winds 35 To 45 Mph With Gusts Up To 65 Mph. * Where...guadalupe And Delaware Mountains. * When...until 7 Pm Mdt This Evening. * Impacts...winds Will Be Particularly Hazardous At Higher ...Read More.
Effective: March 30, 2020 at 2:33pmExpires: March 30, 2020 at 8:00pmTarget Area: Guadalupe Mountains Above 7000 Feet; Guadalupe and Delaware Mountains

Delivering traffic

Once a piece of traffic reaches its destination area, it will be relayed to an amateur radio operator within the addressee’s area for final delivery. Ideally this operator would be in the same city as the addressee, but it is not uncommon for the addressee to be in the area, such as within the same metropolitan area.

If you have an ARL numbered radiogram for delivery, you should look up the meaning of these when providing the radiogram text to the recipient. They will likely not know what “ARL FIFTY” means.

Delivery options

When you are given a piece of traffic for delivery, your delivery options are based on what was included in the address part. Ideally the traffic includes a phone number, as this is the most common way to deliver traffic.

Phone delivery

Simply call the phone number and ask for the addressee. Explain you are an amateur radio operator and that you are delivering a message that arrived over amateur radio.

If no one answers but there is a voice mail greeting which says the addressee’s name (or you are otherwise confident you have the right phone number), you can leave the radiogram’s text in the voicemail and consider the traffic delivered. Provide a callback number in case they have any questions.

If you try calling the number but there is no answer, try again in a day or two. If there is a voicemail box, and the greeting does not indicate whose mailbox it is by name, leave a message explaining you’re trying to deliver a message to the addressee and provide your callback number.

What if the phone number is wrong, or not included? You should try to find a valid number. Remember, the goal is to deliver the message, and a quick internet search may yield a working phone number.

Postal service delivery

If there is no phone number, or if phone calls were unsuccessful, you can try putting the message in the mail. Provide a quick explanation, just as you would on the phone, about the traffic net and that you are delivering a message that arrived via amateur radio.

Note that if the radiogram has a HXG handling instruction, the sender has explicitly indicated you should not spend any funds when attempting delivery, which includes the cost of postage, paper, and envelope. In this case, if you cannot deliver the message by phone, email, or in person, send a message back indicating you could not deliver the message.

Email delivery

Alternatively, if the radiogram includes an email address, or if you can locate their email on a site such as QRZ.com, you can email the recipient. This should be treated as a last resort, as email delivery somewhat negates sending the message via amateur radio.

Personal delivery

While this is an option, it really shouldn’t be attempted unless you personally know the recipient. Putting aside the cost and time involved, your safety is more important than delivering the radiogram.

Successful delivery

If you are able to deliver a piece of traffic to its recipient, unless the sender has explicitly requested confirmation, such as via the handling instruction HXC, there is no need to send confirmation, but it is good form.

There is an ARL numbered radiogram item for this, ARL FORTY SEVEN, which is shorthand for, “Reference your message number ___ to ___ delivered on ___ at ___ UTC.” You can use this shorthand in your reply traffic. For example, if you successfully delivered our example radiogram on October 5 at 23:15 UTC (which is 6:15 PM Central Daylight Time), your radiogram text would be:

ARL FORTY SEVEN 7 ARIT OCTOBER 5 2315 X 73

What would the check on this message be? ARL 10. We used an ARL shorthand in the text, so we need to place ARL ahead of the number. Also, we say 73 at the end, but given that number is right against another, it is good practice to separate the numbers with initial X-RAY for clarity.

This is the completed radiogram example.
This is the completed radiogram example.

Unsuccessful delivery

After two or three days, if your delivery attempts were not successful, it is good practice to send a message back to the sender letting them know. Similar to successful delivery, there is an ARL numbered radiogram you can use, ARL SIXTY SEVEN, which is shorthand for, “Your message number ___ undeliverable because of ___. Please advise.” While this suggests you will receive a reply back on what to do, chances are the sender will appreciate your notification and leave it at that.

Let’s say our example radiogram was not successfully delivered after multiple phone call attempts because they are not answering, and we are not able to place this in the mail, email it, or deliver it personally. Our radiogram’s text would be:

ARL SIXTY SEVEN 7 NO ANSWER AFTER SEVERAL ATTEMPTS 73

Again, our check here is ARL 10 given we use an ARL shorthand.

While the text above fits the ARL shorthand, it is good practice to also provide the recipient’s callsign (if applicable), as well as phone number, for two reasons. Providing a callsign can aid the sender in matching up what traffic you’re referencing, and providing the phone number can help the sender determine if it somehow changed during transit. With this in mind, the text would read:

ARL SIXTY SEVEN 7 AR1T 330 555 4424 NO ANSWER AFTER SEVERAL ATTEMPTS 73

And its check is ARL 14.