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Wind Advisory
Issued: 3:37 PM CDT Oct. 23, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Wind Advisory remains in effect until 6 PM CDT Tuesday...

* timing... northwest winds will remain strong into the early
evening hours. After a minor lull overnight, winds will increase
once again through much of the day Tuesday with peak winds
likely in the morning.

* Winds... northwest winds will reach sustained speeds of 25 to
35 mph with peak gusts of 40 to 50 mph.

* Impacts... strong northwest winds may affect high profile
vehicles, blow trash cans and other loose objects and break
small branches. These strong winds may also cause difficulty
controlling fires with fields being harvested especially
susceptible. Northwest winds will reach sustained speeds of 25
to 35 mph with peak gusts of 40 to 50 mph.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory means that sustained winds of 30 mph or more or
wind gusts over 45 mph are expected. Winds this strong can make
driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Use
extra caution.





Public Information Statement
Issued: 11:25 AM CDT Oct. 23, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Weather radar upgrade rescheduled...

The weather radar kdmx Des Moines used by the Des Moines National
weather forecast office will be down for approximately five days
beginning Tuesday, October 24th for technicians to install an
important technological upgrade. The work on the WSR-88D has been
scheduled to minimize any potential impacts to office operations.

During the outage, radar coverage is available from adjacent radar
sites including: koax Omaha, kdvn Davenport, kfsd Sioux Falls,
karx La Crosse, kmpx Minneapolis and keax Pleasant Hill.

A crew will install 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 investment
is being made by the three organizations that use these radars,
the NOAA 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.


1125 am CDT Mon Oct 23 2017

... Weather radar upgrade rescheduled...

The weather radar kdmx Des Moines used by the Des Moines National
weather forecast office will be down for approximately five days
beginning Tuesday, October 24th for technicians to install an
important technological upgrade. The work on the WSR-88D has been
scheduled to minimize any potential impacts to office operations.

During the outage, radar coverage is available from adjacent radar
sites including: koax Omaha, kdvn Davenport, kfsd Sioux Falls,
karx La Crosse, kmpx Minneapolis and keax Pleasant Hill.

A crew will install 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 investment
is being made by the three organizations that use these radars,
the NOAA 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.



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