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Office: GLD NOUS43 KGLD 191200 PNSGLD Public Information Statement National Weather Service Goodland KS 500 AM MST Mon Nov 19 2018 ...ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY... In 1979, a heavy snowstorm buried most of Colorado under at least a foot of snow. Snowfall at Stapleton International Airport in Denver totaled 17.7 inches, the greatest snow depth since 1946. Winds to 60 mph produced 5 foot drifts paralyzing the city, as temperatures hovered in the 20s. $$ NOUS43 KGLD 201200 PNSGLD Public Information Statement National Weather Service Goodland KS 500 AM MST Tue Nov 20 2018 ...ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY... In 1871, the first official weather observation in Denver was taken by Henry Fenton, Observer Sergeant of the United States Army Signal Service at 543 AM on this date. His observation noted that snow fell heavily during the night. Wind during the snow storm was gentle and a little west of south. Very cold weather prevailed all day and night. $$
Office: DDC NOUS43 KDDC 202238 PNSDDC KSZ030-031-043>046-061>066-074>081-084>090-212245- Public Information Statement National Weather Service Dodge City KS 438 PM CST Tue Nov 20 2018 /338 PM MST Tue Nov 20 2018/ ...PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT... National Weather Service Announces Radar Outage during Major Upgrade Contacts: Larry Ruthi, Meteorologist-In-Charge Larry.Ruthi@noaa.gov, 620-225-6514 x642 Jeffery Hutton, Warning Coordination Meteorologist Jeff.Hutton@noaa.gov, 620-225-6514 x726 November 20, 2018 Beginning 27 November 2018 the KDDC WSR-88D operated by NOAA’s National Weather Service in Dodge City, Kansas will be down for approximately three weeks for an important upgrade. Technicians will refurbish and replace the pedestal, one of the most critical components of the radar, which is necessary for antenna rotation and positioning to capture data in all directions. The components are extremely heavy and will require the radome to be removed by crane and replaced when the work is completed. The radar and pedestal were designed to last 25 years, and this radar has exceeded its life-span. This activity is necessary to keep the radar functioning for another 20 years or more. The pedestal refurbishment is the third major project of the NEXRAD Service Life Extension Program, a series of upgrades that will keep our nation’s radars viable into the 2030s. NOAA’s National Weather Service, the United States Air Force, and the Federal Aviation Administration are investing $150 million in the eight year program. The first project was the installation of the new signal processor and the second project was the refurbishment of the transmitter. The fourth project will be the refurbishment of the equipment shelters. The Service Life Extension Program will be complete in 2023. During the downtime, adjacent radars will be available, including: KVNX, KICT, KAMA, KPUX, KGLD and KEAX. For direct access to any of these surrounding radar sites, visit the following web page: https://radar.weather.gov/ The KDDC 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-88Ds. The National Weather Service in Dodge City, Kansas can be found on social media at https://www.facebook.com/NWSDodgeCity and https://twitter.com/NWSDodgeCity. $$
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