Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Jackson, MS

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Jackson MS
137 PM CDT Wed Mar 21 2018

...Weather Service Radar KDGX to be down beginning Saturday, to
receive upgrade...

The weather radar utilized by the National Weather Service
Forecast Office in Jackson, MS, will be down for approximately
five days beginning this Saturday, March 24, 2018, for
technicians to install an important technological upgrade. The
work on the WSR-88D has been scheduled to minimize any potential
impacts to office operations.

During this outage, radar coverage over the ArkLaMiss will be
available from adjacent radar sites including: KGWX, KMOB, KLIX,

A crew will install a new signal processor, which replaces
obsolete technology, improves processing speed and data quality,
provides added functionality, and supports IT security.


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