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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service New Orleans LA
711 AM CST Fri Nov 24 2017

...KLIX Radar Scheduled Outage November 28 - December 2 2017...

Kenneth E. Graham, Meteorologist-In-Charge, (985) 649-0429 X 222

Frank Revitte, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, (985) 649-0429 X 223

November 24, 2017

Beginning November 28th, the KLIX WSR-88D radar operated by the NOAA
National Weather Service in Slidell, Louisiana 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 years.

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 nations radars viable into the 2030s. 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 2022.

During the downtime, adjacent radars include:
KMOB  Mobile, KLCH  Lake Charles, KDGX  Jackson, MS and TMSY  New
Orleans Armstrong Airport. For access to any of these surrounding
radar sites, go to the following web page:

The KLIX 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 a radar mosaic loop of Lower Mississippi Valley sector:

The National Weather Service in Slidell, Louisiana can be found on
social media at Facebook - NWSNewOrleans, and
Twitter - @NWSNewOrleans.

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