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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 4:41 PM EDT on April 25, 2017

Expires 4:45 PM EDT on April 26, 2017


... Kffc radar outage information...

April 25, 2017

The kffc WSR-88D Doppler radar operated by the NOAA National
Weather Service in Peachtree City, Georgia, will be down for
approximately two weeks for the repair of a major mechanical
component.

An engineering team from the radar operations center (roc) in
Norman, Oklahoma, determined today that The Bull gear, the
primary gear for turning the radar antenna, has failed. This
repair will require 12,000 to 15,000 pounds of equipment and a
six-person team from the roc to restore the radar. At this time,
the team anticipates beginning the repair on Sunday, April 30,
with the radar returning to service by Sunday, may 14.

During the downtime, adjacent radars include National Weather
Service radars at: htx, jgx, gsp, and mxx and the faas Atlanta
tdwr, tatl. For direct access to any of these surrounding radar
sites, go to the following web page:
https://radar.Weather.Gov/index.Htm

The Peachtree City WSR-88D is more than 20 years old and part of
a network of 159 operational radars. The radars are supported by
three federal agencies: NOAA National Weather Service, United
States Air Force, and the federal aviation administration. The
radar operations center provides lifecycle management and support
for all wsr-88ds.

For a radar mosaic loop for the southeast United states:
https://radar.Weather.Gov/ridge/conus/southeast_loop.Php

Contact information for questions regarding the outage can be
directed to:

Keith stellman, meteorologist in charge
Keith.Stellman@noaa.Gov, (770) 486-1133 ext. 222

David nadler, warning coordination meteorologist
David.Nadler@noaa.Gov, (770) 486-1133 ext. 223

This statement will be updated when new information is received
on the radar status.


Stellman

441 PM EDT Tue Apr 25 2017

... Kffc radar outage information...

April 25, 2017

The kffc WSR-88D Doppler radar operated by the NOAA National
Weather Service in Peachtree City, Georgia, will be down for
approximately two weeks for the repair of a major mechanical
component.

An engineering team from the radar operations center (roc) in
Norman, Oklahoma, determined today that The Bull gear, the
primary gear for turning the radar antenna, has failed. This
repair will require 12,000 to 15,000 pounds of equipment and a
six-person team from the roc to restore the radar. At this time,
the team anticipates beginning the repair on Sunday, April 30,
with the radar returning to service by Sunday, may 14.

During the downtime, adjacent radars include National Weather
Service radars at: htx, jgx, gsp, and mxx and the faas Atlanta
tdwr, tatl. For direct access to any of these surrounding radar
sites, go to the following web page:
https://radar.Weather.Gov/index.Htm

The Peachtree City WSR-88D is more than 20 years old and part of
a network of 159 operational radars. The radars are supported by
three federal agencies: NOAA National Weather Service, United
States Air Force, and the federal aviation administration. The
radar operations center provides lifecycle management and support
for all wsr-88ds.

For a radar mosaic loop for the southeast United states:
https://radar.Weather.Gov/ridge/conus/southeast_loop.Php

Contact information for questions regarding the outage can be
directed to:

Keith stellman, meteorologist in charge
Keith.Stellman@noaa.Gov, (770) 486-1133 ext. 222

David nadler, warning coordination meteorologist
David.Nadler@noaa.Gov, (770) 486-1133 ext. 223

This statement will be updated when new information is received
on the radar status.


Stellman


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