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Public Information Statement...UPDATED
National Weather Service Miami FL
647 AM EDT Fri Mar 16 2018

...KAMX Radar Will Be Down For Approximately Ten Days Starting

Beginning Friday, March 16th, the KAMX WSR-88D radar operated by
the NOAA National Weather Service in Miami, Florida will be down
for approximately ten days for corrective maintenance to the
antenna bull gear. The bull gear is a primary component for
rotating the doppler radar antenna. To replace the bull gear, the
entire antenna will be lifted from the pedestal to be replaced.

During the downtime, adjacent radars include: the FAA Terminal
Doppler Weather Radars at Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm
Beach, along with National Weather Service radars in Tampa, Key
West, and Melbourne. For direct access to any of these surrounding
radar sites, go to the following web page:

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

For a radar mosaic loop of the southeastern United States, visit:

The National Weather Service in Miami, Florida can be found on
social media at Facebook and Twitter.

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Pablo Santos
Meteorologist In Charge
305-229-4522 ext. 222

Robert Molleda
Warning Coordination Meteorologist
305-229-4522 ext. 223

Robert Garcia
Meteorologist/Radar Program Leader
305-229-4522 ext. 241

Larry Kelly
Meteorologist/Deputy Program Leader
305-229-4522 ext. 228


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