Statement as of 4:11 AM PDT on June 23, 2017
Expires 2:00 AM EDT on June 24, 2017
... Heat advisory remains in effect until 11 PM PDT this evening...
* temperature... temperatures into the 90s to 102 degrees today.
Thermal belt areas only cooling into the mid 70s this morning.
* Impacts... long outdoor exposure will increase chances for heat
related illness, especially for sensitive groups and people
without access to ac. Heat stress possible for livestock with
limited relief from the heat overnight. Area waterways running
very cold and fast, increasing risk for hypothermia and water
A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is
expected. Very hot temperatures can create a situation in which
heat illness is possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-
conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives
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Statement as of 9:02 AM PDT on June 23, 2017
Expires 12:15 PM EDT on June 25, 2017
Public information statement
... Beale Air Force Base weather radar outage for heavy maintenance
Jun 26, 2017 to Jun 30, 2017...
The Beale Air Force Base weather radar located near Oroville, CA (kbbx)
will be down for approximately three days beginning next Monday, Jun 26
at approximately 8 a.M. PDT. The radar is owned and operated by the
US Air Force and is part of a nationwide Doppler radar network.
The maintenance work must be performed to keep the radar operating far
into the future. The radar is maintained on a regular basis by Air Force
technicians. This heavy maintenance work is part of a nationwide project
to extend the service life of all 159 Doppler weather radars (wsr-88ds)
which were designed in the 1980s and installed in the 1990s. Specifically,
a new signal processor will be installed which replaces obsolete technology
and provides improvements to functionality, it security, and data quality
Because of the large scope of the work, once the maintenance begins, the
radar will not be able to be restarted until the project has been
completed. The work should be completed by 4 p.M. PDT, Friday Jun 30,
but it is possible that the work may finish a little earlier.
The schedule for this maintenance was chosen based on when the impact
of having the radar down would be least disruptive. During the outage,
neighboring Doppler radars at Davis, CA (kdax), Eureka (kbhx), Hanford
(khnx), Monterey (kmux), and Reno (krgx) will continue to provide coverage
over parts of the area served by the Beale Air Force Base radar.
Questions about this project may be referred to Dan keeton,
meteorologist-in-charge by phone at 916-979-3041 ext. 222 or by
email at Dan.Keeton@noaa.Gov.
Dan keeton, meteorologist-in-charge NWS Sacramento, 3310 El
Camino Ave., Suite 228 Sacramento, CA 95821