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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LUBBOCK TX
823 AM CST Tue Dec 1 2020

...NWS Lubbock Planned Radar Outage Dec 2-15, 2020...

Beginning December 2, 2020 KLBB WSR-88D operated by NOAAs
National Weather Service in Lubbock, Texas will be down for
approximately two weeks for an important upgrade. Technicians will
refurbish and replace the pedestal, one of the most critical
components of the radar, which is necessary for antenna rotation
and positioning to capture data in all directions. The pedestal
refurbishment is the third major project of the NEXRAD Service
Life Extension Program, a series of upgrades that will keep our
nations radars viable into the 2030s. NOAAs National Weather
Service, the United States Air Force, and the Federal Aviation
Administration are investing $135 million in the eight year
program. The first project was the installation of the new signal
processor and the second project was the refurbishment of the
transmitter. The fourth project will be the refurbishment of the
equipment shelters. The Service Life Extension Program will be
complete in 2023. During the downtime, adjacent radars will be
available, including: KMAF Midland, KAMA Amarillo, KFDR Frederick,
OK (Altus AFB), KFDX Clovis, NM (Cannon AFB), and KABI Abilene
(Dyess AFB). For direct access to any of these surrounding radar
sites, visit the following web page: https://radar.weather.gov/
The KLBB 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.

The National Weather Service in Lubbock, Texas can be found on
the internet and on social media at:

NWS Lubbock Web Page    weather.gov/Lubbock
NWS Lubbock Twitter     twitter.com/NWSLubbock
NWS Lubbock Facebook    www.facebook.com/NWSLubbock/

If you have any questions about this maintenance or radar outage,
please contact the NWS Lubbock office at: 806-745-4260.

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