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Heat Advisory

Statement as of 3:03 PM EDT on July 21, 2017

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on July 21, 2017


... Heat advisory remains in effect until 8 PM EDT this evening...
... Heat advisory in effect from 11 am to 7 PM EDT Saturday...

The National Weather Service in Raleigh has issued a heat
advisory, which is in effect from 11 am to 7 PM EDT Saturday.

* Heat index values... 105 to 109 degrees.

* Timing... late morning through the afternoon hours.

* Impacts... the heat and humidity may cause heat stress during
outdoor exertion or extended exposure. Limited visibilities
will make travel very difficult.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is
expected. Hot temperatures and high humidity will create a
situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of
fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and
check up on relatives and neighbors.

Take extra precautions... if you work or spend time outside. When
possible... reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when
possible and drink plenty of water.

Children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles.
Car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of
minutes.






Public Information Statement

Statement as of 3:24 PM EDT on July 21, 2017


... NWS Raleigh WSR-88D radar (krax) scheduled for upgrade
beginning Monday...

the National Weather Service Raleigh WSR-88D Doppler weather
radar, krax, located in Clayton, NC, will be down for
approximately four days beginning Monday, July 24, 2017, for
technicians to install an important technological upgrade.

During the outage, radar coverage should be available from
adjacent NWS radar sites, including Blacksburg, VA (kftx);
Wakefield, VA (kakq); Newport/Morehead City, NC (kmhx);
Wilmington, NC (kltx); Columbia, SC (kcae); Greenville-
Spartanburg, SC (kgsp) as well as the federal aviation
administration terminal Doppler weather radar in Raleigh,
NC (trdu).

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 the service
life extension project (slep), planned over 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 150m
investment is being made by the three organizations that
operationally 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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324 PM EDT Fri Jul 21 2017

... NWS Raleigh WSR-88D radar (krax) scheduled for upgrade
beginning Monday...

the National Weather Service Raleigh WSR-88D Doppler weather
radar, krax, located in Clayton, NC, will be down for
approximately four days beginning Monday, July 24, 2017, for
technicians to install an important technological upgrade.

During the outage, radar coverage should be available from
adjacent NWS radar sites, including Blacksburg, VA (kftx);
Wakefield, VA (kakq); Newport/Morehead City, NC (kmhx);
Wilmington, NC (kltx); Columbia, SC (kcae); Greenville-
Spartanburg, SC (kgsp) as well as the federal aviation
administration terminal Doppler weather radar in Raleigh,
NC (trdu).

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 the service
life extension project (slep), planned over 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 150m
investment is being made by the three organizations that
operationally 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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Nevada -
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New Mexico - Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement
New York - Heat Advisory , Public Information Statement , Public Information Statement
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Texas - Heat Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report
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Virginia - Heat Advisory , Air Quality Alert , Special Statement
West Virginia -
Wisconsin - Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Flood Watch / Flood Statement , Beach Hazard Statement
Wyoming - Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Fire Weather Warning , Special Statement , Record Report

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