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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Boise ID
227 PM MST Wed Feb 14 2018 /127 PM PST Wed Feb 14 2018/

...Public Information Statement...

Beginning February 19, the KCBX WSR-88D radar operated by the
NOAA National Weather Service in Boise, Idaho 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 20-year-old radar operating smoothly for another 20

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 nation`s radars viable into the
2030`s. 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: Pocatello, Idaho,
Pendleton, Oregon and Spokane, Washington. For direct access to
any of these surrounding radar sites, go to the following web

The KCBX 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 additional information please contact Travis Mayer,
Electronic Systems Analyst 208-334-9865

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