Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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NOUS42 KMHX 141532
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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
1132 AM EDT TUE JUL 14 2015

...PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...

THE NWS NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY WSR-88D, DOPPLER WEATHER RADAR,
KMHX, WAS UPGRADED TO RPG BUILD 16.0 TODAY. IN ADDITION, THE KMHX
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
SELECTED 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

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