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Statement as of 10:07 PM EDT on April 28, 2017

Expires 10:00 AM EDT on April 29, 2017


... Kffc radar outage information update #2... repairs to begin
tomorrow...

April 28, 2017

The kffc WSR-88D Doppler radar operated by the NOAA National
Weather Service in Peachtree City, Georgia, will be down for up to
two weeks for the repair of a major mechanical component.

An engineering team from the radar operations center (roc) in
Norman, Oklahoma, determined that The Bull gear, the primary gear
for turning the radar antenna, has failed. This repair will
require 12,000 to 15,000 pounds of equipment and a six-person team
from the roc to restore the radar. At this time, the team
anticipates beginning the repair tomorrow, Saturday, April 29,
with the radar returning to service by Sunday, may 14. Service
restoration could be sooner if no problems are experienced during
the repair.

During the downtime, adjacent radars include National Weather
Service radars at: htx, jgx, gsp, and mxx and the faas Atlanta
tdwr, tatl. For direct access to any of these surrounding radar
sites, go to the following web page:
https://radar.Weather.Gov/index.Htm

The Peachtree City WSR-88D is more than 20 years old and part of
a network of 159 operational radars. The radars are supported by
three federal agencies: NOAA National Weather Service, United
States Air Force, and the federal aviation administration. The
radar operations center provides lifecycle management and support
for all wsr-88ds.

For a radar mosaic loop for the southeast United states:
https://radar.Weather.Gov/ridge/conus/southeast_loop.Php

Contact information for questions regarding the outage can be
directed to:

Keith stellman, meteorologist in charge
Keith.Stellman@noaa.Gov, (770) 486-1133 ext. 222

David nadler, warning coordination meteorologist
David.Nadler@noaa.Gov, (770) 486-1133 ext. 223

This statement will be updated when new information is received
on the radar status.


Belanger


1007 PM EDT Fri Apr 28 2017

... Kffc radar outage information update #2... repairs to begin
tomorrow...

April 28, 2017

The kffc WSR-88D Doppler radar operated by the NOAA National
Weather Service in Peachtree City, Georgia, will be down for up to
two weeks for the repair of a major mechanical component.

An engineering team from the radar operations center (roc) in
Norman, Oklahoma, determined that The Bull gear, the primary gear
for turning the radar antenna, has failed. This repair will
require 12,000 to 15,000 pounds of equipment and a six-person team
from the roc to restore the radar. At this time, the team
anticipates beginning the repair tomorrow, Saturday, April 29,
with the radar returning to service by Sunday, may 14. Service
restoration could be sooner if no problems are experienced during
the repair.

During the downtime, adjacent radars include National Weather
Service radars at: htx, jgx, gsp, and mxx and the faas Atlanta
tdwr, tatl. For direct access to any of these surrounding radar
sites, go to the following web page:
https://radar.Weather.Gov/index.Htm

The Peachtree City WSR-88D is more than 20 years old and part of
a network of 159 operational radars. The radars are supported by
three federal agencies: NOAA National Weather Service, United
States Air Force, and the federal aviation administration. The
radar operations center provides lifecycle management and support
for all wsr-88ds.

For a radar mosaic loop for the southeast United states:
https://radar.Weather.Gov/ridge/conus/southeast_loop.Php

Contact information for questions regarding the outage can be
directed to:

Keith stellman, meteorologist in charge
Keith.Stellman@noaa.Gov, (770) 486-1133 ext. 222

David nadler, warning coordination meteorologist
David.Nadler@noaa.Gov, (770) 486-1133 ext. 223

This statement will be updated when new information is received
on the radar status.


Belanger

958 PM EDT Fri Apr 28 2017

... NWS damage survey for 04/27/17 EF-2 tornado in Talbot County...

In conjunction with local and state Georgia emergency management,
the National Weather Service in Peachtree City/Atlanta conducted
ground and aerial surveys of a strong /EF-2/ tornado that occurred
across southern Talbot County, on Thursday afternoon, April 27th.
Details of the tornado and survey are below.

.Talbot County tornado...

Rating: EF-2
estimated peak wind: 120 mph
path length /statute/: 21.5 miles
path width /maximum/: ~700 yards (0.4 miles)
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Apr 27 2017
start time: 1:15 PM EDT
start location: about 1 mile NW of Box Springs
start lat/lon: 32.540892 / -84.673540

End date: Apr 27 2017
end time: 1:47 PM EDT
end location: 8.5 miles NE of Junction City
end lat/lon: 32.682227 / -84.343417

Survey summary: the NWS has determined that a long-track, low-end
EF-2 tornado occurred across Talbot County on the afternoon of
April 27th, 2017. The tornado touched down at approximately 1:15
PM EDT, 0.75 miles south of US Hwy 80 near the Talbot/Muscogee
County line. The tornado initally traversed across a large wooded area,
causing swaths of minor tree damage. The tornado then traveled
across a residential area along Box Springs Rd, 0.75 miles south
of US Hwy 80, causing EF-1 damage to three residential properties
including uprooting/snapping a large swath of trees and destroying
2 barn/farmhouse structures. The tornado then briefly weakened
causing sparse damage to trees along an east-northeast path,
crossing US Hwy 80 at Cusseta Hwy around 1:20 PM, and passing to
the north of Geneva, GA around 1:23 PM. The tornado then began to
strengthen considerably around 1:30 PM as indicated by a very
pronounced tornadic vortex signature and tornadic debris signature
on kjgx radar. At this time, EF-1 damage was indicated by the flattening
of a large swath of trees and damage caused at the Junction City
Quarry, including a power substation weighing approximately 2-3
tons being moved three feet off of its foundation. Along rock
church Rd, the tornado reached a width of at least a quarter of a
mile, blowing over trees along the Road and damaging multiple
manufactured homes. As the tornado continued along stalling ln,
large areas of Pine trees were snapped and a mid-sized barn was
flattened. The tornado continued to increase in strength, causing
EF-2 damage, about 1.5 miles north of Junction City, at approximately
1:32 PM. Hundreds of trees were identified in wooded areas where
nearly all trees were snapped at their bases and very few trees,
if any, were left standing. When the tornado crossed Lee Duncan Rd,
approximately 0.75 miles south-southeast of Ingram Rd, it was at its
most intense with wind speeds estimated to be 120 mph and a maximum
path width of 0.4 miles (~700 yards). The tornado then impacted a
local residence, knocking over trees onto a home and blowing over a
barn with wood posts anchored about a foot into the ground. At
this time, approximately 1:36 PM, the tds could be identified
over twenty-thousand feet off of the ground by the kjgx radar. The
tornado then began to weaken as it continued to the east-northeast
over mostly wooded areas causing more large swaths of snapped trees
as it crossed Hwy 208. After around 32 minutes on the ground over
a 21.5 mile path, the tornado dissipated fairly quickly around the south
end of Clayton Matthews Rd at approximately 1:47 PM EDT, near the
Talbot/Taylor County line.

Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes into the
following categories.

EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200 mph
EF5... violent... >200 mph

Note:
the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS
storm data.


NWS survey team: thiem/nadler


958 PM EDT Fri Apr 28 2017

... NWS damage survey for 04/27/17 EF-2 tornado in Talbot County...

In conjunction with local and state Georgia emergency management,
the National Weather Service in Peachtree City/Atlanta conducted
ground and aerial surveys of a strong /EF-2/ tornado that occurred
across southern Talbot County, on Thursday afternoon, April 27th.
Details of the tornado and survey are below.

.Talbot County tornado...

Rating: EF-2
estimated peak wind: 120 mph
path length /statute/: 21.5 miles
path width /maximum/: ~700 yards (0.4 miles)
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Apr 27 2017
start time: 1:15 PM EDT
start location: about 1 mile NW of Box Springs
start lat/lon: 32.540892 / -84.673540

End date: Apr 27 2017
end time: 1:47 PM EDT
end location: 8.5 miles NE of Junction City
end lat/lon: 32.682227 / -84.343417

Survey summary: the NWS has determined that a long-track, low-end
EF-2 tornado occurred across Talbot County on the afternoon of
April 27th, 2017. The tornado touched down at approximately 1:15
PM EDT, 0.75 miles south of US Hwy 80 near the Talbot/Muscogee
County line. The tornado initally traversed across a large wooded area,
causing swaths of minor tree damage. The tornado then traveled
across a residential area along Box Springs Rd, 0.75 miles south
of US Hwy 80, causing EF-1 damage to three residential properties
including uprooting/snapping a large swath of trees and destroying
2 barn/farmhouse structures. The tornado then briefly weakened
causing sparse damage to trees along an east-northeast path,
crossing US Hwy 80 at Cusseta Hwy around 1:20 PM, and passing to
the north of Geneva, GA around 1:23 PM. The tornado then began to
strengthen considerably around 1:30 PM as indicated by a very
pronounced tornadic vortex signature and tornadic debris signature
on kjgx radar. At this time, EF-1 damage was indicated by the flattening
of a large swath of trees and damage caused at the Junction City
Quarry, including a power substation weighing approximately 2-3
tons being moved three feet off of its foundation. Along rock
church Rd, the tornado reached a width of at least a quarter of a
mile, blowing over trees along the Road and damaging multiple
manufactured homes. As the tornado continued along stalling ln,
large areas of Pine trees were snapped and a mid-sized barn was
flattened. The tornado continued to increase in strength, causing
EF-2 damage, about 1.5 miles north of Junction City, at approximately
1:32 PM. Hundreds of trees were identified in wooded areas where
nearly all trees were snapped at their bases and very few trees,
if any, were left standing. When the tornado crossed Lee Duncan Rd,
approximately 0.75 miles south-southeast of Ingram Rd, it was at its
most intense with wind speeds estimated to be 120 mph and a maximum
path width of 0.4 miles (~700 yards). The tornado then impacted a
local residence, knocking over trees onto a home and blowing over a
barn with wood posts anchored about a foot into the ground. At
this time, approximately 1:36 PM, the tds could be identified
over twenty-thousand feet off of the ground by the kjgx radar. The
tornado then began to weaken as it continued to the east-northeast
over mostly wooded areas causing more large swaths of snapped trees
as it crossed Hwy 208. After around 32 minutes on the ground over
a 21.5 mile path, the tornado dissipated fairly quickly around the south
end of Clayton Matthews Rd at approximately 1:47 PM EDT, near the
Talbot/Taylor County line.

Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes into the
following categories.

EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200 mph
EF5... violent... >200 mph

Note:
the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS
storm data.


NWS survey team: thiem/nadler

1000 am EDT Thu Apr 27 2017

... Kffc radar outage information update #1...

April 27, 2017

The kffc WSR-88D Doppler radar operated by the NOAA National
Weather Service in Peachtree City, Georgia, will be down for up to
2 weeks for the repair of a major mechanical component.

An engineering team from the radar operations center (roc) in
Norman, Oklahoma, determined today that The Bull gear, the
primary gear for turning the radar antenna, has failed. This
repair will require 12,000 to 15,000 pounds of equipment and a
six-person team from the roc to restore the radar. At this time,
the team anticipates beginning the repair on Saturday, April 29,
with the radar returning to service by Sunday, may 14... possibly sooner
if no problems are experienced during the repair.

During the downtime, adjacent radars include National Weather
Service radars at: htx, jgx, gsp, and mxx and the faas Atlanta
tdwr, tatl. For direct access to any of these surrounding radar
sites, go to the following web page:
https://radar.Weather.Gov/index.Htm

The Peachtree City WSR-88D is more than 20 years old and part of
a network of 159 operational radars. The radars are supported by
three federal agencies: NOAA National Weather Service, United
States Air Force, and the federal aviation administration. The
radar operations center provides lifecycle management and support
for all wsr-88ds.

For a radar mosaic loop for the southeast United states:
https://radar.Weather.Gov/ridge/conus/southeast_loop.Php

Contact information for questions regarding the outage can be
directed to:

Keith stellman, meteorologist in charge
Keith.Stellman@noaa.Gov, (770) 486-1133 ext. 222

David nadler, warning coordination meteorologist
David.Nadler@noaa.Gov, (770) 486-1133 ext. 223

This statement will be updated when new information is received
on the radar status.


Stellman

1000 am EDT Thu Apr 27 2017

... Kffc radar outage information update #1...

April 27, 2017

The kffc WSR-88D Doppler radar operated by the NOAA National
Weather Service in Peachtree City, Georgia, will be down for up to
2 weeks for the repair of a major mechanical component.

An engineering team from the radar operations center (roc) in
Norman, Oklahoma, determined today that The Bull gear, the
primary gear for turning the radar antenna, has failed. This
repair will require 12,000 to 15,000 pounds of equipment and a
six-person team from the roc to restore the radar. At this time,
the team anticipates beginning the repair on Saturday, April 29,
with the radar returning to service by Sunday, may 14... possibly sooner
if no problems are experienced during the repair.

During the downtime, adjacent radars include National Weather
Service radars at: htx, jgx, gsp, and mxx and the faas Atlanta
tdwr, tatl. For direct access to any of these surrounding radar
sites, go to the following web page:
https://radar.Weather.Gov/index.Htm

The Peachtree City WSR-88D is more than 20 years old and part of
a network of 159 operational radars. The radars are supported by
three federal agencies: NOAA National Weather Service, United
States Air Force, and the federal aviation administration. The
radar operations center provides lifecycle management and support
for all wsr-88ds.

For a radar mosaic loop for the southeast United states:
https://radar.Weather.Gov/ridge/conus/southeast_loop.Php

Contact information for questions regarding the outage can be
directed to:

Keith stellman, meteorologist in charge
Keith.Stellman@noaa.Gov, (770) 486-1133 ext. 222

David nadler, warning coordination meteorologist
David.Nadler@noaa.Gov, (770) 486-1133 ext. 223

This statement will be updated when new information is received
on the radar status.


Stellman


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