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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 7:58 PM PDT on June 28, 2017

Expires 1:45 PM EDT on June 29, 2017


... Limited telephone access...

Some of our telephone lines, such as the recorded forecast lines, are
experiencing technicial issues at this time. These include the
following telephone numbers: 559-584-0312 and 559-584-8047. We
are currently troubleshooting the issues at this time; however,
there is no estimated time when these issues will be resolved.

In the meantime, you can visit our website at weather.Gov/Hanford
or contact, 559-584-3752. You can also reach US on twitter and
facebook at @nwshanford

An updated message will soon follow as more information becomes
available. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Bso


758 PM PDT Wed Jun 28 2017

... Limited telephone access...

Some of our telephone lines, such as the recorded forecast lines, are
experiencing technicial issues at this time. These include the
following telephone numbers: 559-584-0312 and 559-584-8047. We
are currently troubleshooting the issues at this time; however,
there is no estimated time when these issues will be resolved.

In the meantime, you can visit our website at weather.Gov/Hanford
or contact, 559-584-3752. You can also reach US on twitter and
facebook at @nwshanford

An updated message will soon follow as more information becomes
available. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Bso

1041 am PDT Tue Jun 27 2017

... Public information statement...

... Weather radar in San Joaquin Valley gets upgrade...

Contact:
Modesto vasquez
Modesto.Vasquez@noaa.Gov
559-584-3752

June 27, 2017

The weather radar used by the National Weather Service forecast
office in Hanford will be down approximately for the next two
weeks. The radar is expected back in service by Monday, July 10th.
Technicians will continue to install important technological
upgrades during this period. However damage to the radar pedestal
bull gear was discovered during the upgrade and a new gear-
bearing assembly will need to be installed by a depot level
technician team.

While work is being performed on the khnx WSR-88D during the
outage, other radar coverage is available from adjacent radar
sites, including kdax Sacramento, kmux Monterey, kvbx vandenberg,
keyx Edwards AFB.

A crew will complete installing a new signal processor, which
replaces obsolete technology, improves processing speed and data
quality, provides added functionality, and supports it security.

This is the first of four major upgrades, known as service life
extension projects, planned in the next five years to replace and
refurbish major components of the 20 year old wsr-88ds and to keep
the radars operational into the 2030s. The 150 million dollar
investment is being made by the three organizations that use these
radars, noaa's National Weather Service, United States Air Force,
and federal aviation administration. The other service life
extension projects include refurbishing the transmitter, pedestal,
and equipment shelters.

The tri-agency radar operations center, which supports the
radars, estimates it will take about 10 months to upgrade the
signal processor on all 159 operational wsr-88ds.

A tentative deployment schedule is available at:
http;//www.Roc.NOAA.Gov/publicdocs/slep/ecp0437sigprocslepdeploysched.Pdf


Mv


1041 am PDT Tue Jun 27 2017

... Public information statement...

... Weather radar in San Joaquin Valley gets upgrade...

Contact:
Modesto vasquez
Modesto.Vasquez@noaa.Gov
559-584-3752

June 27, 2017

The weather radar used by the National Weather Service forecast
office in Hanford will be down approximately for the next two
weeks. The radar is expected back in service by Monday, July 10th.
Technicians will continue to install important technological
upgrades during this period. However damage to the radar pedestal
bull gear was discovered during the upgrade and a new gear-
bearing assembly will need to be installed by a depot level
technician team.

While work is being performed on the khnx WSR-88D during the
outage, other radar coverage is available from adjacent radar
sites, including kdax Sacramento, kmux Monterey, kvbx vandenberg,
keyx Edwards AFB.

A crew will complete installing a new signal processor, which
replaces obsolete technology, improves processing speed and data
quality, provides added functionality, and supports it security.

This is the first of four major upgrades, known as service life
extension projects, planned in the next five years to replace and
refurbish major components of the 20 year old wsr-88ds and to keep
the radars operational into the 2030s. The 150 million dollar
investment is being made by the three organizations that use these
radars, noaa's National Weather Service, United States Air Force,
and federal aviation administration. The other service life
extension projects include refurbishing the transmitter, pedestal,
and equipment shelters.

The tri-agency radar operations center, which supports the
radars, estimates it will take about 10 months to upgrade the
signal processor on all 159 operational wsr-88ds.

A tentative deployment schedule is available at:
http;//www.Roc.NOAA.Gov/publicdocs/slep/ecp0437sigprocslepdeploysched.Pdf


Mv

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