992  
NOUS44 KMOB 051749  
PNSMOB  
ALZ051>060-261>266-FLZ201>206-MSZ067-075-076-078-079-060600-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL  
1249 PM CDT THU JUL 5 2018  
 
...WSR-88D MOBILE, AL TRANSMITTER UPGRADE BEGINNING JULY 10,  
2018...  
 
BEGINNING TUESDAY, 10 JULY 2018 AND UNTIL SATURDAY, 14 JULY 2018,  
THE MOBILE, AL WSR-88D (KMOB) WILL BE TAKEN DOWN FOR A TRANSMITTER  
REFURBISHMENT. 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 (KNOWN AS SLEP), A SERIES OF UPGRADES  
AND REPLACEMENTS THAT WILL KEEP OUR NATION'S RADARS VIABLE INTO THE  
2030'S. NOAA NWS, 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, THROUGH 2022, ARE  
THE PEDESTAL AND EQUIPMENT SHELTER REFURBISHMENTS.  
 
DURING THE UPCOMING DOWNTIME, ADJACENT OPERATIONAL WSR-88D RADARS  
WILL INCLUDE SLIDELL, LA (KLIX), EGLIN AFB, FL (KEVX), JACKSON,  
MS (KDGX), FORT RUCKER, AL (KEOX), AND MONTGOMERY, AL (KMXX). FOR  
DIRECT ACCESS TO THESE GO TO: HTTPS://RADAR.WEATHER.GOV/INDEX.HTM.  
 
KMOB IS PART OF A RADAR NETWORK CONSISTING OF 159 WSR-88D RADARS.  
THE RADAR OPERATIONS CENTER IN NORMAN, OK PROVIDES LIFE-CYCLE  
MANAGEMENT AND SUPPORT OF THESE.  
 
FOR A RADAR MOSAIC LOOP OF THE SOUTHEAST U.S., VISIT:  
 
HTTPS://RADAR.WEATHER.GOV/RIDGE/CONUS/SOUTHEAST_LOOP  
 
THE NWS IN MOBILE, AL, AND ITS VAST SUITE OF WARNING AND FORECAST  
PRODUCTS, CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON SOCIAL MEDIA BY VISITING OUR HOME  
WEB PAGE: WEATHER.GOV/MOBILE, AND THEN CLICKING THE SOCIAL MEDIA  
LINK. NWS MOBILE CAN ALSO BE DIRECTLY FOLLOWED ON FACEBOOK AND  
TWITTER @NWSMOBILE.  
 
JASON BEAMAN  
WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST  
NWS MOBILE, AL  
(251)633-6443  
 

 
 
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