742  
NOUS41 KBOX 262006  
PNSBOX  
CTZ002>004-MAZ002>024-026-RIZ001>008-270806-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BOSTON/NORTON MA  
406 PM EDT MON SEP 26 2022  
   
..UPCOMING WORK ON NWS BOSTON/NORTON 88D DOPPLER RADAR (KBOX)
 
 
BEGINNING THURSDAY MORNING SEPTEMBER 29, 2022, THE KBOX WSR-88D  
RADAR OPERATED BY THE NOAA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTON MA WILL  
BE DOWN FOR APPROXIMATELY SEVEN DAYS FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF THE  
GENERATOR, FUEL TANKS, AND ACCOMPANYING COMPONENTS. THIS ACTIVITY IS  
IMPORTANT TO SUPPORT THE RADAR’S OPERATION DURING PERIODS OF COMMERCIAL  
POWER OUTAGES, SPECIFICALLY WHEN HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS PRESENT.  
 
THIS GENERATOR UPDATE IS ONE OF FIVE MAJOR PROJECTS OF THE NEXRAD  
SERVICE LIFE EXTENSION PROGRAM, A SERIES OF UPGRADES AND REPLACEMENTS  
THAT WILL KEEP OUR NATION’S 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  
IN 2017. THE SECOND PROJECT, THE TRANSMITTER REFURBISHMENT, OCCURRED  
IN 2018 WITH THE PEDESTAL REPLACEMENT BEING DONE IN 2020. THE FINAL  
PROJECT WILL BE THE REFURBISHMENT OF THE EQUIPMENT SHELTER. THE SERVICE  
LIFE EXTENSION PROGRAM FOR THE ENTIRE 88D NETWORK WILL COMPLETE IN 2023.  
 
DURING THE DOWNTIME, ADJACENT RADARS INCLUDE: GRAY ME (KGYX),  
ALBANY NY (KENX), BROOKHAVEN NY (KOKX) AND THE BOSTON FAA TERMINAL  
DOPPLER RADAR (TBOS). FOR DIRECT ACCESS TO ANY OF THESE SURROUNDING  
RADAR SITES, GO TO THE FOLLOWING WEB PAGE: HTTPS://RADAR.WEATHER.GOV  
A SINGLE RADAR SITE CAN BE VIEWED BY GOING TO THE “SELECT VIEW” MENU  
OPTION THEN CLICKING ON “LOCAL RADAR” TO SELECT A SINGLE RADAR SITE.  
 
THE KBOX WSR-88D IS PART OF A NETWORK OF 159 OPERATIONAL RADARS.  
THE RADAR OPERATIONS CENTER (HTTPS://WWW.ROC.NOAA.GOV/WSR88D/) IN  
NORMAN, OKLAHOMA, PROVIDES LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT AND SUPPORT FOR  
ALL WSR-88DS.  
 
CONTACT: ANDY NASH, METEOROLOGIST-IN-CHARGE, NWS BOSTON/NORTON  
ANDY.NASH@NOAA.GOV  
 

 
 
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