Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS San Joaquin Valley, CA

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NOUS46 KHNX 051037

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service HANFORD CA
337 AM PDT Wed Jul 5 2017

...Public Information Statement...

...Weather Radar in San Joaquin Valley Gets Upgrade...

Modesto Vasquez

July 5, 2017

The weather radar used by the National Weather Service in Hanford is
back in service. Technicians are on site and have completed repairs
on the pedestal bull gear which is the primary gear for turning the
radar antenna.

The radar may be taken briefly offline today as technicians
calibrate the new signal processor, which replaces obsolete
technology, improves processing speed and data quality, provides
added functionality, and supports IT security.

The San Joaquin Valley WSR-88D is 22 years old and part of a network
of 159 operational radars. The radars are supported by three federal
agencies: NOAA National Weather Service, United States Air Force,
and the Federal Aviation Administration. The Radar Operations Center
provides life-cycle management and support for all WSR-88Ds.

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