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Service Change Notice 13-15

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

1122 AM EST Tue Feb 26 2013


TO:       Subscribers

          -Family of Services

          -NOAA Weather Wire Service

          -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network


          Other NWS partners and NWS Employees


FROM:     Richard J. Vogt

          Director, WSR-88D Radar Operations Center


SUBJECT:  Initiation of Additional DOD WSR-88D Level II Data

Streams Beginning March 2013


This notice provides an update of NWS plans to initiate

electronic collection, distribution and archive of Weather

Surveillance Radar-1988, Doppler (WSR-88D) Level II data at 

eight additional DOD WSR-88Ds listed below.



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KPOE    Fort Polk        Louisiana

KVBX    Vandenberg AFB   California

KEYX    Edwards AFB      California

KMXX    Maxwell AFB      Alabama

KHPX    Fort Campbell    Kentucky

KMBX    Minot AFB        North Dakota

KVAX    Moody AFB        Georgia

KEOX    Fort Rucker      Alabama


The Level II Data transmitted from these sites will be Super

Resolution and include dual polarization Level II data. 

Activation of Level II data collection is expected to begin at

some of these sites in March 2013, but definitive activation

dates cannot be given at this time.  The activation at each site

will depend on installation of the WSR-88D dual polarization

modification, Radar Product Generator software Build 13.1, and

OPSnet communication hardware at the associated NWS Weather

Forecast Offices.


To determine the availability of Level 2 data from these 8 DOD

WSR-88Ds, check the NWS Level 2 Status Website:


For comments or questions regarding these changes contact:


  Mike Istok

  NWS Headquarters, Office of Science and Technology



  Christina Horvat

  WSR-88D Radar Operations Center


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