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Issued by NWS Omaha/Valley, NE

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Omaha/Valley NE
100 PM CDT Mon Aug 28 2017

...OMAHA WEATHER RADAR IN STAND-BY MODE...

The weather radar at the National Weather Service in Omaha/Valley
has been placed in stand-by mode due to a faulty mechanism. Thus
no radar information is being transmitted.

If precipitation is occurring across eastern Nebraska or western
Iowa during the outage, forecasters can place the radar in an
operational mode, but at a degraded capacity to prevent a total
failure of the system.

If severe weather is threatening during the radar outage,
forecasters will use surrounding radar sites to interrogate storms
and will still be able to provide timely and accurate warning
services.

The exact outage duration is unknown at this time, but will
likely be through Friday September 8th.

The surrounding radar sites serving parts of eastern Nebraska and
southwest Iowa include:

Des Moines (KDMX)
Kansas City (KEAX)
Topeka (KTWX)
Hastings (KUEX)
North Platte (KLNX)
Sioux Falls (KFSD)

Visit radar.weather.gov to access alternate NOAA weather radar
sites.

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