623  
NOUS42 KFFC 290207  
PNSFFC  
GAZ001>009-011>016-019>025-027-030>039-041>062-066>076-078>086-  
089>098-102>113-300215-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA  
1007 PM EDT FRI APR 28 2017  
   
..KFFC RADAR OUTAGE INFORMATION UPDATE #2
 
REPAIRS TO BEGIN  
TOMORROW...  
 
APRIL 28, 2017  
 
THE KFFC WSR-88D DOPPLER RADAR OPERATED BY THE NOAA NATIONAL  
WEATHER SERVICE IN PEACHTREE CITY, GEORGIA, WILL BE DOWN FOR UP TO  
TWO WEEKS FOR THE REPAIR OF A MAJOR MECHANICAL COMPONENT.  
 
AN ENGINEERING TEAM FROM THE RADAR OPERATIONS CENTER (ROC) IN  
NORMAN, OKLAHOMA, DETERMINED 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 TOMORROW, SATURDAY, APRIL 29,  
WITH THE RADAR RETURNING TO SERVICE BY SUNDAY, MAY 14. SERVICE  
RESTORATION COULD BE SOONER IF NO PROBLEMS ARE EXPERIENCED DURING  
THE REPAIR.  
 
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.  
 

 
 
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