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Issued by NWS Mobile, AL

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Mobile AL
622 PM CST Thu Nov 26 2020

Beginning Thursday, 3 December, the KEVX WSR-88D radar operated
by NOAA`s National Weather Service in Mobile, AL will be down for
approximately 7 (seven) days for replacement of the generator,
fuel tanks and accompanying components. This effort is so that we
may continue to support the radar`s operation during periods of
commercial power outages, especially when hazardous weather is

This is the fifth major project of the NEXRAD Service Life
extension program, a series of upgrades and replacements to keep
America`s radars viable into the 2030s.

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:

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.

For a radar mosaic loop of southeast Mississippi, southwest and
south central Alabama, and the northwest Florida panhandle, please

The National Weather Service in Mobile, Alabama can also be reached
via the following: and

Primary Contacts:

Jeffrey M. Medlin, Meteorologist-in-Charge, (251) 633-6443 x222

Jason Beaman, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, (251) 633-6443 x223

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