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Wind Advisory

Statement as of 11:35 AM CDT on October 23, 2017

Expires 7:00 PM EDT on October 24, 2017


... Wind Advisory now in effect until 6 PM CDT Tuesday...

* timing... northwest winds will continue to increase into the
afternoon and remain high into the early evening hours. After a
minor lull overnight, winds will increase once again through
much of the day Tuesday.

* Winds... northwest winds will reach sustained speeds of 25 to 35
mph with peak gusts of 40 to 50 mph.

* Impacts... strong northwest winds may affect high profile
vehicles, blow trash cans and other loose objects and break
small branches. These strong winds may also cause difficulty
controlling fires with fields being harvested especially
susceptible. Northwest winds will reach sustained speeds of 25
to 35 mph with peak gusts of 40 to 50 mph.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory means that sustained winds of 30 mph or more or
wind gusts over 45 mph are expected. Winds this strong can make
driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Use
extra caution.





Public Information Statement

Statement as of 11:25 AM CDT on October 23, 2017


... Weather radar upgrade rescheduled...

The weather radar kdmx Des Moines used by the Des Moines National
weather forecast office will be down for approximately five days
beginning Tuesday, October 24th for technicians to install an
important technological upgrade. The work on the WSR-88D has been
scheduled to minimize any potential impacts to office operations.

During the outage, radar coverage is available from adjacent radar
sites including: koax Omaha, kdvn Davenport, kfsd Sioux Falls,
karx La Crosse, kmpx Minneapolis and keax Pleasant Hill.

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 service life
extension projects, planned in 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 $150 million investment
is being made by the three organizations that 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.


1125 am CDT Mon Oct 23 2017

... Weather radar upgrade rescheduled...

The weather radar kdmx Des Moines used by the Des Moines National
weather forecast office will be down for approximately five days
beginning Tuesday, October 24th for technicians to install an
important technological upgrade. The work on the WSR-88D has been
scheduled to minimize any potential impacts to office operations.

During the outage, radar coverage is available from adjacent radar
sites including: koax Omaha, kdvn Davenport, kfsd Sioux Falls,
karx La Crosse, kmpx Minneapolis and keax Pleasant Hill.

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 service life
extension projects, planned in 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 $150 million investment
is being made by the three organizations that 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.



Weather Severe Map
Alabama - Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Coastal Hazard Statement
Alaska - High Wind Warning , High Wind Watch , Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report
Arizona - Lake Wind Advisory , Fire Weather Warning
Arkansas - Lake Wind Advisory , Public Information Statement
California - Excessive Heat Warning, Wind Advisory , Wind Advisory , Lake Wind Advisory , Wind Advisory, Heat Advisory , Heat Advisory , Excessive Heat Warning , Fire Weather Warning , Beach Hazard Statement
Colorado -
Connecticut - Flash Flood Watch , Wind Advisory
Florida - Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Coastal Hazard Statement , Coastal Flood Advisory , Record Report
Georgia - Tornado Watch , Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement
Guam - High Surf Advisory , High Surf Warning, High Surf Advisory
Hawaii - High Surf Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch , High Surf Advisory , High Wind Watch
Illinois - Flood Advisory , Public Information Statement
Indiana - Areal Flood Advisory , Public Information Statement
Iowa - Wind Advisory , Public Information Statement
Kansas - Wind Advisory , Fire Weather Warning , Special Statement
Louisiana - Storm Surge Warning, Tropical Storm Warning , Flood Warning , Lake Wind Advisory
Maryland - Coastal Flood Advisory
Massachusetts - Flash Flood Watch , Wind Advisory
Michigan - Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Lakeshore Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Areal Flood Watch , Areal Flood Advisory , Areal Flood Advisory , Flood Advisory , Lakeshore Flood Advisory , Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , Public Information Statement
Minnesota - Flood Warning , Wind Advisory
Mississippi - Flood Warning
Missouri - Flood Warning
Montana - Lake Wind Advisory , Public Information Statement , Public Information Statement
Nebraska - Wind Advisory , Fire Weather Warning , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Nevada - Lake Wind Advisory
New Mexico -
New York - Wind Advisory
North Carolina - Tornado Warning , Tornado Warning , Tornado Watch , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Flash Flood Watch , Flood Advisory, Areal Flood Advisory
North Dakota - Wind Advisory
Ohio - Public Information Statement
Oklahoma - Flood Warning , Lake Wind Advisory , Public Information Statement
Oregon - Beach Hazard Statement , Record Report
Pennsylvania - Wind Advisory
Puerto Rico - Flash Flood Warning , Flood Watch, Areal Flood Advisory
Rhode Island - Wind Advisory
South Carolina - Tornado Warning , Tornado Watch , Areal Flood Advisory
South Dakota - Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , Air Quality Alert
Texas - Tropical Storm Warning , Storm Surge Watch, Tropical Storm Warning , Lake Wind Advisory , Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning
Utah - Record Report , Public Information Statement
Vermont - Flash Flood Watch , Wind Advisory
Virginia - Flash Flood Watch , Special Statement
West Virginia - Special Statement
Wisconsin - Wind Advisory , High Wind Watch
Wyoming - Air Quality Alert , Special Statement
- Tornado Watch
- Small Craft Advisory, Gale Warning

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