Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Shreveport, LA

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
346 PM CST Thu Dec 6 2018

...Radar Outage at Shreveport National Weather Service Office...

Beginning Monday December 10, the KSHV WSR-88D radar operated by
the NOAA National Weather Service in Shreveport, LA will be down
for approximately five days for the refurbishment of the
transmitter. Although the form, fit, and function of the
transmitter will remain the same, old breakers and cables original
to the radar will be replaced with modern fuses and new cables.
This will help keep the 20-year-old radar operating smoothly for
another 20 years.

This transmitter update is the second major project of the NEXRAD
Service Life Extension Program, a series of upgrades and
replacements that will keep our nation`s radars viable into the
2030`s. NOAA National Weather Service, the United States Air
Force, and the Federal Aviation Administration are investing $150
million in the seven year program. The first project was the
installation of the new signal processor. The two remaining
projects are the refurbishment of the pedestal and equipment
shelters. The Service Life Extension Program will complete in
2022.

During the downtime, radar coverage will be available from adjacent
radars sites including: KPOE (Fort Polk), KFWS (Fort Worth), KDGX
(Jackson, MS), KLZK (Little Rock), KSRX (Fort Smith, AR).

For direct access to any of these surrounding radar sites, go to
the following web page: https://radar.weather.gov/index.htm

The KSHV 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-88Ds.

For a radar mosaic loop of the Four State Region you can use this
URL link: https://radar.weather.gov/ridge/Conus/southmissvly_loop.php

The National Weather Service in Shreveport, LA can be found on
social media at @NWSShreveport on Facebook and Twitter.


Contacts:

Mario D. Valverde, Meteorologist In Charge
Mario.Valverde@noaa.gov, 318-631-3669 x222

Charles Woodrum, Warning Coordination Meteorologist
Charles.Woodrum@noaa.gov, 318-631-3669 x223


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