WSR-88D Radar Outage Notification / Free Text Message
Issued by NWS Paducah, KY

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MESSAGE DATE:  APR 18 2018 17:26:34

THE KPAH WSR-88D WILL BE DOWN FOR A LITTLE OVER 3 WEEKS FOR THE
REPAIR OF A MAJOR MECHANICAL COMPONENT. AN ENGINEERING TEAM FROM THE
RADAR OPERATIONS CENTER (ROC) IN NORMAN, OKLAHOMA, DETERMINED THAT
THE BULL GEAR, THE PRIMARY GEAR FOR TURNING THE RADAR ANTENNA, HAS
FAILED. AT THIS TIME, THE TEAM ANTICIPATES REPAIRS BEING COMPLETED
DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS, WITH THE RADAR BEING RETURNED TO
SERVICE BY MAY 11TH.

ADJACENT NWS SUPPORTING RADARS INCLUDE: SPRINGFIELD, MO (KSGF), ST.
LOUIS, MO (KLSX), LINCOLN, IL (KLSX), INDIANAPOLIS, IN (KIND),
LOUISVILLE, KY (KLVX), EVANSVILLE, IN (KVWX), FORT CAMPBELL, KY
(KHPX), NASHVILLE, TN (KOHX), MEMPHIS, TN (KNQA), AND LITTLE ROCK,
AR (KLZK).



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