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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
152 PM EST Wed Jan 31 2018


January 31, 2018

Beginning Monday February 5, the KGSP WSR-88D radar operated by
the NOAA National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg, SC
will be down for approximately five days for the refurbishment of
the transmitter. Although the form, fit, and function of the
transmitter will remain the same, old breakers and cables original
to the radar will be replaced with modern fuses and new cables.
This will help keep the 22-year-old radar operating smoothly for
another 20 years.

This transmitter update is the second major project of the NEXRAD
Service Life Extension Program, a series of upgrades and
replacements that will keep our nations radars viable into the
2030s. NOAA National Weather Service, the United States Air
Force, and the Federal Aviation Administration are investing $150
million in the seven year program. The first project was the
installation of the new signal processor. The two remaining
projects are the refurbishment of the pedestal and equipment
shelters. The Service Life Extension Program will complete in

During the downtime, adjacent radars include:
KCAE  Columbia, SC
TCLT  Terminal Doppler Charlotte, NC
KRAX  Raleigh/Durham, NC
KFCX  Blacksburg, VA
KMRX  Knoxville/Tri Cities, TN
KFFC  Atlanta, GA

For direct access to any of these surrounding radar sites, go to
the following web page:

The KGSP WSR-88D is part of a network of 159 operational radars.
The Radar Operations Center in Norman, Oklahoma, provides
lifecycle management and support for all WSR-88Ds.

For a radar mosaic loop of the southeastern states:]

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg, SC can be
found on social media on Facebook and Twitter at @NWSGSP.

Stephen Wilkinson, Meteorologist In Charge, 864-848-9970 x 222

Tony Sturey, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, 864 848-9970 x 223

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