NWS Taunton Public Information Statement – Dual Polarization Radar Installation January 4th-15th 2012

Hello to all..

The following is a NWS Taunton Public Information Statement on the Dual Polarization Doppler Radar Installation that will occur January 4th through January 15th, 2012 as well as a link to a web page on the Dual Polarization Doppler Radar from the NWS Taunton web site:

NWS Taunton Dual Polarization Doppler Radar Web Page:
http://www.erh.noaa.gov/box/radar/dualpol.htm

NWS Taunton Dual Polarization Doppler Radar Public Information Statement:

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NOUS41 KBOX 151821
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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
118 PM EST TUE NOV 15 2011

…DUAL POLARIZATION RADAR INSTALLATION JANUARY 4-15 2012…

THE TAUNTON DOPPLER RADAR…KBOX…WILL UNDERGO A MODERNIZATION
TO USE NEW TECHNOLOGY KNOWN AS DUAL POLARIZATION. NWS TAUNTON
WILL BE AMONG THE FIRST RADARS IN THE NORTHEAST TO ACQUIRE THIS NEW
AND EXCITING TECHNOLOGY. INSTALLATION WILL TAKE UP TO TWO WEEKS AND
BEGIN ON WEDNESDAY…JANUARY 4 2012.

THIS UPGRADE WILL CAUSE THE KBOX RADAR TO BE DOWN AND UNAVAILABLE
FOR MUCH OF THIS TWO WEEK PERIOD. DURING THIS DOWN TIME…NWS
TAUNTON WILL USE SURROUNDING NWS DOPPLER RADARS IN ALBANY AND BROOKHAVEN
NEW YORK…AS  WELL AS THE ONE IN GRAY MAINE FOR COVERAGE.  OUR
OFFICE WILL ALSO INCORPORATE THE FAA TERMINAL DOPPLER RADAR IN
WEYMOUTH MA.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT DUAL POLARIZATION RADAR VISIT OUR WEBSITE OR
BROWSE TO THE WARNING DECISION TRAINING BRANCH
WEBSITE AT…LOWER CASE…
HTTP://WWW.WDTB.NOAA.GOV/COURSES/DUALPOL/OUTREACH/INDEX.HTML

PLEASE CONTACT METEOROLOGISTS HAYDEN FRANK (EMAIL HAYDEN.FRANK@NOAA.GOV)
OR STEPHANIE DUNTEN (EMAIL STEPHANIE.DUNTEN@NOAA.GOV) WITH ANY
QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS.

$$

FRANK/DUNTEN

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 508-346-2929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
http://ares.ema.arrl.org
http://www.wx1box.org

Hello to all..

The following is a NWS Taunton Public Information Statement on the Dual Polarization Doppler Radar Installation that will occur January 4th through January 15th, 2012 as well as a link to a web page on the Dual Polarization Doppler Radar from the NWS Taunton web site:

NWS Taunton Dual Polarization Doppler Radar Web Page:
http://www.erh.noaa.gov/box/radar/dualpol.htm

NWS Taunton Dual Polarization Doppler Radar Public Information Statement:

000
NOUS41 KBOX 151821
PNSBOX
CTZ002>004-MAZ002>024-026-NHZ011-012-015-RIZ001>008-162200-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
118 PM EST TUE NOV 15 2011

…DUAL POLARIZATION RADAR INSTALLATION JANUARY 4-15 2012…

THE TAUNTON DOPPLER RADAR…KBOX…WILL UNDERGO A MODERNIZATION
TO USE NEW TECHNOLOGY KNOWN AS DUAL POLARIZATION. NWS TAUNTON
WILL BE AMONG THE FIRST RADARS IN THE NORTHEAST TO ACQUIRE THIS NEW
AND EXCITING TECHNOLOGY. INSTALLATION WILL TAKE UP TO TWO WEEKS AND
BEGIN ON WEDNESDAY…JANUARY 4 2012.

THIS UPGRADE WILL CAUSE THE KBOX RADAR TO BE DOWN AND UNAVAILABLE
FOR MUCH OF THIS TWO WEEK PERIOD. DURING THIS DOWN TIME…NWS
TAUNTON WILL USE SURROUNDING NWS DOPPLER RADARS IN ALBANY AND BROOKHAVEN
NEW YORK…AS  WELL AS THE ONE IN GRAY MAINE FOR COVERAGE.  OUR
OFFICE WILL ALSO INCORPORATE THE FAA TERMINAL DOPPLER RADAR IN
WEYMOUTH MA.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT DUAL POLARIZATION RADAR VISIT OUR WEBSITE OR
BROWSE TO THE WARNING DECISION TRAINING BRANCH
WEBSITE AT…LOWER CASE…
HTTP://WWW.WDTB.NOAA.GOV/COURSES/DUALPOL/OUTREACH/INDEX.HTML

PLEASE CONTACT METEOROLOGISTS HAYDEN FRANK (EMAIL HAYDEN.FRANK@NOAA.GOV)
OR STEPHANIE DUNTEN (EMAIL STEPHANIE.DUNTEN@NOAA.GOV) WITH ANY
QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS.

$$

FRANK/DUNTEN

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 508-346-2929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
http://ares.ema.arrl.org
http://www.wx1box.org

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