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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Tulsa OK
1224 PM CDT Fri Jul 28 2017

...KINX WSR-88D WILL BE TAKEN OFF-LINE FOR MAINTENANCE 7/31-8/4...

Beginning Monday, July 31st, the KINX 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: KSRX Forth Smith, AR; KSGF Springfield, MO; KICT
Wichita, KS; KVNX Vance Air Force Base, OK; KTLX Oklahoma City, OK;
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 KINX 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



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