Extreme cold weather at W0EQO

A polar air mass is moving in to northern Minnesota, and temperatures at at Lake George, where the station is located, could fall to -30 F on Sunday, January 1, 2014. The cold will remain for several days. The station is located in an unheated IT room, with the only heat being that given off by the equipment.

The station has weathered cold in the past, but this air mass is the coldest since 1996, and the station has never been exposed to this extreme.

While we expect everything to keep working, we do appreciate reports from users about anomalies or failures.

W0ZSW is located in a heated room and is not expected to be affected by -25 F predicted temperatures in its location.

Published by

Patrick Tice

Handiham System Manager