Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Portland, OR

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Portland OR
633 AM PDT Mon Aug 28 2017

...THE PORTLAND OREGON NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR WILL
BE OUT OF SERVICE THIS WEEK FOR UPGRADES...

Beginning this morning, August 28, 2017, the National Weather
Service (NWS) weather radar (KRTX) operated by the NWS Forecast
Office in Portland, Oregon will be down for approximately five days
(August 28 - September 1) for refurbishment of the transmitter.

During the outage, partial radar coverage will be available from the
Langley Hill radar (KLGX) located on the central Washington coast,
the Medford radar located in southwest Oregon, and the Pendleton
radar located in eastern Oregon.

This transmitter update is the second major project of the NEXRAD
Service Life Extension Program (SLEP), a series of upgrades and
replacements that will keep our nation`s radars viable into the
2030`s. The $150 million investment is being made by the three
organizations that use the radars, the NOAA National Weather
Service, United States Air Force, and Federal Aviation
Administration. The next two service life extension projects include
refurbishing the pedestal and equipment shelters.

Thank you for your understanding during this short-term
interruption, which will improve the long-term performance and
reliability of the Portland WSR-88D radar.

POCs for additional information: david.bright@noaa.gov
                                 tyree.wilde@noaa.gov



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