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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 11:25 AM CDT on October 23, 2017


... Weather radar upgrade rescheduled...

The weather radar kdmx Des Moines used by the Des Moines National
weather forecast office will be down for approximately five days
beginning Tuesday, October 24th for technicians to install an
important technological upgrade. The work on the WSR-88D has been
scheduled to minimize any potential impacts to office operations.

During the outage, radar coverage is available from adjacent radar
sites including: koax Omaha, kdvn Davenport, kfsd Sioux Falls,
karx La Crosse, kmpx Minneapolis and keax Pleasant Hill.

A crew will install a new signal processor, which replaces
obsolete technology, improves processing speed and data quality,
provides added functionality and supports it security.

This is the first of four major upgrades, known as service life
extension projects, planned in the next five years to replace and
refurbish major components of the 20 year old wsr-88ds and to keep
the radars operational into the 2030s. The $150 million investment
is being made by the three organizations that use these radars,
the NOAA National Weather Service, United States Air Force and
federal aviation administration. The other service life extension
projects include refurbishing the transmitter, pedestal, and
equipment shelters.


1125 am CDT Mon Oct 23 2017

... Weather radar upgrade rescheduled...

The weather radar kdmx Des Moines used by the Des Moines National
weather forecast office will be down for approximately five days
beginning Tuesday, October 24th for technicians to install an
important technological upgrade. The work on the WSR-88D has been
scheduled to minimize any potential impacts to office operations.

During the outage, radar coverage is available from adjacent radar
sites including: koax Omaha, kdvn Davenport, kfsd Sioux Falls,
karx La Crosse, kmpx Minneapolis and keax Pleasant Hill.

A crew will install a new signal processor, which replaces
obsolete technology, improves processing speed and data quality,
provides added functionality and supports it security.

This is the first of four major upgrades, known as service life
extension projects, planned in the next five years to replace and
refurbish major components of the 20 year old wsr-88ds and to keep
the radars operational into the 2030s. The $150 million investment
is being made by the three organizations that use these radars,
the NOAA National Weather Service, United States Air Force and
federal aviation administration. The other service life extension
projects include refurbishing the transmitter, pedestal, and
equipment shelters.



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Alaska - High Wind Warning , High Wind Watch , Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report
Arizona - Lake Wind Advisory , Fire Weather Warning
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California - Excessive Heat Warning, Wind Advisory , Wind Advisory , Lake Wind Advisory , Wind Advisory, Heat Advisory , Heat Advisory , Excessive Heat Warning , Fire Weather Warning , Beach Hazard Statement
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Mississippi - Flood Warning
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Nevada - Lake Wind Advisory
New Mexico -
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North Carolina - Tornado Warning , Tornado Watch , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Flood Advisory, Areal Flood Advisory , Areal Flood Advisory , Flash Flood Watch , Special Statement
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Ohio - Public Information Statement
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Oregon - Beach Hazard Statement , Record Report
Pennsylvania - Wind Advisory
Puerto Rico - Flash Flood Warning , Flood Watch
Rhode Island - Wind Advisory
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Texas - Tropical Storm Warning , Storm Surge Watch, Tropical Storm Warning , Lake Wind Advisory , Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , Public Information Statement , Public Information Statement
Utah - Record Report , Public Information Statement
Vermont - Flash Flood Watch , Wind Advisory
Virginia - Flash Flood Watch , Special Statement
West Virginia - Special Statement
Wisconsin - Wind Advisory , High Wind Watch
Wyoming - Fire Weather Watch , Air Quality Alert , Special Statement
- Tornado Watch
- Small Craft Advisory, Gale Warning

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