Artillery noise advisory for Fort McClellan

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FORT MCCLELLAN, AL (10/08/2015)(readMedia)-- Residents in the vicinity of Fort McClellan and Pelham Range may experience periodic increased noise due to artillery live-fire, Thursday, Oct. 15 through Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015.

Quiet time (all firing suspended) will be observed between the hours of 10 p.m. through 7 a.m. on all days in accordance with Fort McClellan Range regulations.

Atmospheric conditions may increase the noise level. Atmospheric conditions such as wind speed and direction, cloud cover, temperature and relative humidity all contribute to the distance and intensity that sounds travels. Depending on atmospheric conditions, the sound of artillery firing may be amplified and heard up to 30 miles away. The current, long-range forecast indicates favorable conditions for keeping noise to a minimum, but those conditions are always subject to change.

The Alabama National Guard and the Fort McClellan Army National Guard Training Center appreciate the community's understanding and continued support of local Soldiers and their families. While sometimes loud, the sounds of artillery represent how the Army ensures our nation's Soldiers are ready to accomplish their mission.

To report concerns related to artillery noise, please call Range Control at the Fort McClellan Army National Guard Training Center at 256-847-3037. A member of the Range Control staff will contact you regarding your concern during regular business hours, Tuesday through Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.