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Technical Implementation Notice 14-23

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

310 PM EDT Tue May 20 2014

 

To:         Subscribers

            -Family of Services

            -NOAA Weather Wire Service

            -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

            -NOAAPORT

            -Other NWS Partners and Employees

 

From:       Terrance J. Clark

            Acting Director, WSR-88D Radar Operations Center

 

Subject:    Deployment of WSR-88D Software Builds 14.0 and 14.1

            to begin on or about May 20, 2014

 

The NEXRAD Program will begin deployment of the Radar Data

Acquisition/Radar Product Generator (RDA/RPG) Build 14.0 upgrade

and the RPG Build 14.1 software patch on or about May 20, 2014. 

Deployment will continue into the June 2014 to all WSR-88D

locations. Once received, sites have up to 65 days to install the

software.

 

You can track the installation of Build 14 software at:

 

http://www.roc.noaa.gov/WSR88D/BuildInfo/BuildLoaded.aspx

 

Build 14 will introduce a new, dynamic scanning method called

Supplemental Adaptive Intra-Volume Low-Level Scan (SAILS). When

activated, SAILS repeats the lowest elevation angle midway

through the volume scan and consequently changes the length of

WSR-88D Volume Coverage Patterns. Products from the supplemental

SAILS slice, N0Q(94/DR) and N0U(99/DV), will be provided via the

NWS Radar Product Central Data Collection Dissemination Service

(RPCCDS) and NOAAPort. Please reference TIN 13-4 for a summary of

these, and other, major changes in Build 14.0 and their impacts.

 

Information on Build 14 also is on the Radar Operations Center

website:

 

http://www.roc.noaa.gov/WSR88D/

 

If you have questions or comments, please contact:

 

  Mike Istok

  NWS Office of Science and Technology

  Michael.Istok@noaa.gov

 

National Technical Implementation Notices are online at:

 

  http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm

 

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