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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service HANFORD CA
406 AM PDT Tue Jul 4 2017

...Public Information Statement...

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

Modesto Vasquez

July 4, 2017

The weather radar used by the National Weather Service in Hanford
continues to be out of service for repairs. Technicians are on site
and have commenced repairs on the pedestal bull gear which is the
primary gear for turning the radar antenna. The radar is expected
back in service by Monday, July 10th.

While work is being performed on the KHNX WSR-88D during the
outage, other radar coverage is available from adjacent radar
sites, including KDAX Sacramento, KMUX Monterey, KVBX Vandenberg,
KEYX Edwards AFB.

The crew will also complete installing a 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.

This statement will be updated when new information is received on
the radar status.


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