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Issued by NWS Mobile, AL

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Mobile AL
154 PM CDT Tue Jun 2 2020

...Upcoming Eglin Air Force Base WSR-88D (KEVX) Downtime Due to
Scheduled Maintenance...

Beginning Monday 8 June 2020, the KEVX WSR-88D radar operated by
NOAA`s National Weather Service in Mobile, AL will be down for
approximately three days for radome panel replacement. This activity
is important to maintain the radome structure, which protects the
radar from hazardous weather.

During the downtime, adjacent radars will be replied upon
operationally, including: KMOB (Mobile, AL), KEOX (Fort Rucker, AL),
KMXX (Maxwell AFB, AL), and KTLH (Tallahassee, FL). For direct
access to any of these surrounding radar sites, go to the following
webpage: https://radar.weather.gov/index.htm

The KEVX WSR-88D is part of a network of 159 operational radars. The
Radar Operations Center in Norman, Oklahoma provides life cycle
management and support for all WSR-88Ds.

We are closely monitoring the current tropical cyclone threat
which could potentially cause plans to change based upon future
forecasts. Stay tuned for a potential update to this notification.

For a radar mosaic loop of southeast Mississippi, southwest and
south central Alabama, and the northwest Florida panhandle, please
visit: https://radar.weather.gov/ridge/Conus/southeast_loop.php

The National Weather Service in Mobile, Alabama can also be reached
via the following: www.facebook.com/NWSMobile and
www.twitter.com/NWSMobile

Primary Contacts:

Jeffrey M. Medlin, Meteorologist in Charge
jeff.medlin@noaa.gov, (251) 633-6443 x222

Jason Beaman, Warning Coordination Meteorologist
jason.beaman@noaa.gov, (251) 633-6443 x223

Medlin


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