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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Tulsa OK
948 PM CDT Mon Oct 9 2017

...KSRX WSR-88D WILL BE TAKEN OFF-LINE FOR MAINTENANCE 10/10-14...

Beginning Tuesday, October 10th, the KSRX WSR-88D radar operated by
the NOAA National Weather Service in Tulsa, Oklahoma 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 nation`s radars viable into the
2030`s. 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 that provide coverage to the
region include: KINX Inola, OK; KSGF Springfield, MO; KLZK Little
Rock, AR; KSHV Shreveport, LA; KFWS Fort Worth, TX; and the TDWR
Broken Arrow, OK. For direct access to any of these surrounding radar
sites, go to the following web page:
https://radar.weather.gov/index.htm

The KSRX 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 eastern Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas:
https://radar.weather.gov/ridge/Conus/southplains_loop.php

The National Weather Service in Tulsa, Oklahoma can be found on
social media at https://www.facebook.com/NWSTulsa/ and
https://twitter.com/NWSTulsa

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EJC/RBD



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