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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Nashville TN
1155 AM CDT Tue Jul 7 2020


...KOHX Doppler Radar Out of Service for Maintenance This Week...

Beginning today, July 7, the KOHX Doppler Radar will be down
through July 14 for the replacement of the generator, fuel tanks,
and accompanying components. The radar may return to service
earlier if the maintenance is completed ahead of schedule. This
activity is important to support the radars operation during
periods of commercial power outages, specifically when hazardous
weather is present.

This generator update is the fifth major project of the NEXRAD
Service Life Extension Program (SLEP), a series of upgrades and
replacements that will keep our nations radars viable into the
2030s. The first project was the installation of the new signal
processor and the second project was the transmitter
refurbishment. The two remaining projects are the refurbishment of
the pedestal and equipment shelters. The Service Life Extension
Program will complete in 2023.

During the outage, radar data from Hytop, AL (HTX), Fort
Campbell, KY (KHPX), and the Nashville Airport Terminal Doppler
Radar (TBNA) may be used for Middle Tennessee.

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