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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
358 PM CDT Thu Sep 10 2020

...PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...

...NWS AMARILLO RADAR OUTAGE BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 15...

Contact: Michael Gittinger, Warning Coordination Meteorologist
Mike.Gittinger@noaa.gov, 806-335-1121

Beginning Tuesday, September 15 the KAMA WSR-88D radar operated by
the NOAA National Weather Service in Amarillo, Texas will be down
for approximately five days to replace old and/or damaged radome
protective panels. This will help keep the 23 year old radar
operating smoothly into the future.

During the downtime, adjacent radars that provide coverage to the
region include: Cannon Air Force Base, Lubbock, Frederick, Vance Air
Force Base, Dodge City, and Pueblo. For direct access to any of
these surrounding radar sites, go to the following web page:
https://radar.weather.gov/index.htm

The KAMA WSR-88D is part of a network of 159 operational radars.
The Radar Operations Center in Norman, Oklahoma provides lifecycle
management and support for all WSR-88D radars.

For a radar mosaic loop of the Panhandles:
https://radar.weather.gov/ridge/Conus/southplains_loop.php

The National Weather Service in Amarillo, Texas can be found on
social media at https://www.facebook.com/NWSAmarillo and
https://twitter.com/NWSAmarillo

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