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NOUS44 KAMA 102058  
PNSAMA  
OKZ001>003-TXZ001>020-317-112100-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AMARILLO TX  
358 PM CDT THU SEP 10 2020  
   
..PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
 
 
   
..NWS AMARILLO RADAR OUTAGE BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 15
 
 
 
CONTACT: MICHAEL GITTINGER, WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST  
MIKE.GITTINGER@NOAA.GOV, 806-335-1121  
 
BEGINNING TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 THE KAMA WSR-88D RADAR OPERATED BY  
THE NOAA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN AMARILLO, TEXAS WILL BE DOWN  
FOR APPROXIMATELY FIVE DAYS TO REPLACE OLD AND/OR DAMAGED RADOME  
PROTECTIVE PANELS. THIS WILL HELP KEEP THE 23 YEAR OLD RADAR  
OPERATING SMOOTHLY INTO THE FUTURE.  
 
DURING THE DOWNTIME, ADJACENT RADARS THAT PROVIDE COVERAGE TO THE  
REGION INCLUDE: CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, LUBBOCK, FREDERICK, VANCE AIR  
FORCE BASE, DODGE CITY, AND PUEBLO. FOR DIRECT ACCESS TO ANY OF  
THESE SURROUNDING RADAR SITES, GO TO THE FOLLOWING WEB PAGE:  
HTTPS://RADAR.WEATHER.GOV/INDEX.HTM  
 
THE KAMA WSR-88D IS PART OF A NETWORK OF 159 OPERATIONAL RADARS.  
THE RADAR OPERATIONS CENTER IN NORMAN, OKLAHOMA PROVIDES LIFECYCLE  
MANAGEMENT AND SUPPORT FOR ALL WSR-88D RADARS.  
 
FOR A RADAR MOSAIC LOOP OF THE PANHANDLES:  
HTTPS://RADAR.WEATHER.GOV/RIDGE/CONUS/SOUTHPLAINS_LOOP.PHP  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN AMARILLO, TEXAS CAN BE FOUND ON  
SOCIAL MEDIA AT HTTPS://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/NWSAMARILLO AND  
HTTPS://TWITTER.COM/NWSAMARILLO  
 

 
 
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