Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC
831 AM EST Fri Jan 13 2017

...WFO NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC WEATHER RADAR WILL BE DOWN into
the weekend due to UPGRADE issues...

The National Weather Service Radar at Newport/Morehead City will
be down into this weekend due to issues with the scheduled
technological upgrade. If all goes well, the radar could be back
in service by late Saturday, but it is possible that the outage
will continue through the weekend.

This will be the first of four major upgrades, known as service
life extension projects, planned in the next five years to replace
and refurbish major components of the 20 year old WSR- 88Ds and to
keep the radars operational into the 2030s.

We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause. Should there
be any weather during the down time, you can utilize the
surrounding National Weather Service radars located in Raleigh
(RAX), Wilmington (LTX), and Wakefield, VA (AKQ).

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