Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Charleston, WV

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON WV
636 PM EDT FRI JUL 17 2015

THE NWS DOPPLER WEATHER RADAR IN CHARLESTON WV, KRLX, WAS UPGRADED
TO RPG BUILD 16.0 ON 7/16/15. IN ADDITION, THE KRLX RADAR BEGAN
PARTICIPATION IN A FIELD TEST OF THE MULTIPLE ELEVATION SCAN
OPTION FOR SAILS (MESO-SAILS). THE FIELD TEST IS EXPECTED TO
CONTINUE FOR ONE YEAR.

THE SUPPLEMENTAL ADAPTIVE INTRA-VOLUME LOW-LEVEL SCAN (SAILS)
FUNCTION WAS DEPLOYED IN BUILD 14.0 AND ALLOWS FOR ONE ADDITIONAL
LOW-LEVEL SCAN PER VOLUME (AVAILABLE IN VCP 12 AND 212 ONLY).
MESO-SAILS WHICH IS AVAILABLE TO SELECT TEST SITES WITH RPG BUILD
16.0, ENABLES THE OPERATOR TO SELECT EITHER 1, 2 OR 3
SUPPLEMENTAL LOW-LEVEL, SPLIT-CUT SCANS PER VOLUME (VCP 12 AND 212
ONLY). WHEN THE MESO-SAILS 3-SCAN OPTION IS ACTIVE, 0.5 DEGREE
UPDATES WILL BE AVAILABLE, ON AVERAGE, EVERY 75 TO 90 SECONDS,
DEPENDING ON THE AUTOMATED VOLUME SCAN EVALUATION AND TERMINATION
(AVSET) ANGLE.

MORE INFORMATION ON MESO-SAILS AND SAMPLE DATASETS ARE AVAILABLE:
WWW.ROC.NOAA.GOV/WSR88D/NEWRADARTECHNOLOGY/NEWTECHDEFAULT.ASPX

BLAES/HOVIS

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