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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
present.

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: 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.

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

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