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Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 1:25 PM PDT Jun. 27, 2017 – National Weather Service

... A Flood Warning for snowmelt remains in effect until 200 PM PDT
Thursday for northeastern Kings... northwestern Tulare and central
Fresno counties...

At 1130 am PDT, sections of the Kings River remained in flood.
Although water levels continue to slowly fall, water levels will
remain bankfull and continue flooding parts of the Kings River
through Wednesday.

Therefore, flood waters are moving down the Kings River to north of
Hanford and Lemoore. This remains a dangerous situation with the
cold, fast moving water.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. All
interested parties should take necessary precautions immediately.


Lat... Lon 3685 11935 3682 11932 3657 11945 3635 11960
      3634 11969 3667 11957

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Public Information Statement
Issued: 10:41 AM PDT Jun. 27, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Public information statement...

... Weather radar in San Joaquin Valley gets upgrade...

Contact:
Modesto vasquez
Modesto.Vasquez@noaa.Gov
559-584-3752

June 27, 2017

The weather radar used by the National Weather Service forecast
office in Hanford will be down approximately for the next two
weeks. The radar is expected back in service by Monday, July 10th.
Technicians will continue to install important technological
upgrades during this period. However damage to the radar pedestal
bull gear was discovered during the upgrade and a new gear-
bearing assembly will need to be installed by a depot level
technician team.

While work is being performed on the khnx WSR-88D during the
outage, other radar coverage is available from adjacent radar
sites, including kdax Sacramento, kmux Monterey, kvbx vandenberg,
keyx Edwards AFB.

A crew will complete installing a new signal processor, which
replaces obsolete technology, improves processing speed and data
quality, provides added functionality, and supports it security.

This is the first of four major upgrades, known as service life
extension projects, planned in the next five years to replace and
refurbish major components of the 20 year old wsr-88ds and to keep
the radars operational into the 2030s. The 150 million dollar
investment is being made by the three organizations that use these
radars, noaa's National Weather Service, United States Air Force,
and federal aviation administration. The other service life
extension projects include refurbishing the transmitter, pedestal,
and equipment shelters.

The tri-agency radar operations center, which supports the
radars, estimates it will take about 10 months to upgrade the
signal processor on all 159 operational wsr-88ds.

A tentative deployment schedule is available at:
http;//www.Roc.NOAA.Gov/publicdocs/slep/ecp0437sigprocslepdeploysched.Pdf


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1041 am PDT Tue Jun 27 2017

... Public information statement...

... Weather radar in San Joaquin Valley gets upgrade...

Contact:
Modesto vasquez
Modesto.Vasquez@noaa.Gov
559-584-3752

June 27, 2017

The weather radar used by the National Weather Service forecast
office in Hanford will be down approximately for the next two
weeks. The radar is expected back in service by Monday, July 10th.
Technicians will continue to install important technological
upgrades during this period. However damage to the radar pedestal
bull gear was discovered during the upgrade and a new gear-
bearing assembly will need to be installed by a depot level
technician team.

While work is being performed on the khnx WSR-88D during the
outage, other radar coverage is available from adjacent radar
sites, including kdax Sacramento, kmux Monterey, kvbx vandenberg,
keyx Edwards AFB.

A crew will complete installing a new signal processor, which
replaces obsolete technology, improves processing speed and data
quality, provides added functionality, and supports it security.

This is the first of four major upgrades, known as service life
extension projects, planned in the next five years to replace and
refurbish major components of the 20 year old wsr-88ds and to keep
the radars operational into the 2030s. The 150 million dollar
investment is being made by the three organizations that use these
radars, noaa's National Weather Service, United States Air Force,
and federal aviation administration. The other service life
extension projects include refurbishing the transmitter, pedestal,
and equipment shelters.

The tri-agency radar operations center, which supports the
radars, estimates it will take about 10 months to upgrade the
signal processor on all 159 operational wsr-88ds.

A tentative deployment schedule is available at:
http;//www.Roc.NOAA.Gov/publicdocs/slep/ecp0437sigprocslepdeploysched.Pdf


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