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National Weather announces weather outage

 


Beginning July 22, the KPDT WSR-88D operated by NOAA’s National Weather Service in Pendleton, Oregon 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 unit 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 lifespan. This activity is necessary to keep the radar functioning for another 20 years or more. The pedestal refurbish...



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