619  
NOUS43 KOAX 281800  
PNSOAX  
IAZ043-055-056-069-079-080-090-091-NEZ011-012-015>018-030>034-  
042>045-050>053-065>068-078-088>093-290600-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NE  
100 PM CDT MON AUG 28 2017  
   
..OMAHA WEATHER RADAR IN STAND-BY MODE
 
 
THE WEATHER RADAR AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA/VALLEY  
HAS BEEN PLACED IN STAND-BY MODE DUE TO A FAULTY MECHANISM. THUS  
NO RADAR INFORMATION IS BEING TRANSMITTED.  
 
IF PRECIPITATION IS OCCURRING ACROSS EASTERN NEBRASKA OR WESTERN  
IOWA DURING THE OUTAGE, FORECASTERS CAN PLACE THE RADAR IN AN  
OPERATIONAL MODE, BUT AT A DEGRADED CAPACITY TO PREVENT A TOTAL  
FAILURE OF THE SYSTEM.  
 
IF SEVERE WEATHER IS THREATENING DURING THE RADAR OUTAGE,  
FORECASTERS WILL USE SURROUNDING RADAR SITES TO INTERROGATE STORMS  
AND WILL STILL BE ABLE TO PROVIDE TIMELY AND ACCURATE WARNING  
SERVICES.  
 
THE EXACT OUTAGE DURATION IS UNKNOWN AT THIS TIME, BUT WILL  
LIKELY BE THROUGH FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 8TH.  
 
THE SURROUNDING RADAR SITES SERVING PARTS OF EASTERN NEBRASKA AND  
SOUTHWEST IOWA INCLUDE:  
 
DES MOINES (KDMX)  
KANSAS CITY (KEAX)  
TOPEKA (KTWX)  
HASTINGS (KUEX)  
NORTH PLATTE (KLNX)  
SIOUX FALLS (KFSD)  
 
VISIT RADAR.WEATHER.GOV TO ACCESS ALTERNATE NOAA WEATHER RADAR  
SITES.  
 

 
 
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