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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
1126 AM EDT FRI MAY 22 2020 /1026 AM CDT FRI MAY 22 2020/

...PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...

CONTACTS:

TOM JOHNSTONE, METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE
THOMAS.JOHNSTONE@NOAA.GOV, 850-942-8833

MARK WOOL, WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST
MARK.WOOL@NOAA.GOV, 850-942-8833

MAY 22ND, 2020

BEGINNING MAY 27TH, THE KTLH WSR-88D RADAR OPERATED BY THE NOAA 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE, FL WILL BE DOWN FOR 
APPROXIMATELY EIGHT DAYS FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF THE GENERATOR, 
FUEL TANKS, AND ACCOMPANYING COMPONENTS. THIS ACTIVITY I S 
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, A SERIES OF UPGRADES AND 
REPLACEMENTS THAT WILL KEEP OUR NATIONS 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 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 DOWNTIME, ADJACENT RADARS INCLUDE: VALDOSTA, GA 
(KVAX), FT. RUCKER, AL (KEOX) AND PANAMA CITY, FL (KEVX) FOR 
DIRECT ACCESS TO ANY OF THESE SURROUNDING RADAR SITES, GO TO THE 
FOLLOWING WEB PAGE: HTTPS://RADAR.WEATHER.GOV/INDEX.HTM

THE KTLH 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 OUR REGION GO TO:

HTTPS://RADAR.WEATHER.GOV/RIDGE/CONUS/SOUTHEAST_LOOP.PHP


THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE, FL CAN BE FOUND ON 
SOCIAL MEDIA AT FACEBOOK.COM/NWSTALLAHASSEE AND 
TWITTER.COM/NWSTALLAHASSEE


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