Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Billings, MT

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Billings MT
1025 AM MST Thu Feb 23 2017

...National Weather Service radar in Billings, MT will get an
upgrade next week...

The National Weather Service radar in Billings, MT will be down
from February 27th to March 2nd. This down time will allow
technicians to install an important technological upgrade which
will improve speed, data quality and functionality of the radar.

During the outage, radar coverage will be available from adjacent
radar sites, including Great Falls, MT; Glasgow, MT; Pocatello,
ID; Riverton, WY and Rapid City, SD.

This is the first of four major upgrades in the next five years to
replace major components of the radar. These upgrades will assure
a fully functional and operational radar into the 2030s.

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