7/24/23 – Atmospheric Interference

The unusually strong rainshadow this afternoon is causing periodic interruptions on some of our backbone radio links that transfer traffic to parts of Orcas and some of the outer islands.  Normally our radios can adjust to prolonged rainfall, but the steady increase in rainfall is hindering their attempts to compensate.  We are monitoring these links and making adjustments where able to maintain a functional level of throughput.

The rain is forecasted to last until around 9 pm.