Update 2:03 PM 6/22/20 – KGWX is back up and running
Update 1:09 PM 6/22/20 – KGWX is now inoperable as well
Update 11:30 AM 6/22/20 -KBMX restored to full service:
NOUS64 KBMX 221623 FTMBMX Message Date: Jun 22 2020 16:24:35 BMX RADAR is back in full operation. ejh
As part of the Service Life Extension Program, the WSR-88D Doppler radar in Hytop, AL is offline for upgrades and is expected to remain offline until the end of the week.
NOUS64 KHUN 201308 FTMHTX Message Date: Jun 20 2020 13:13:39 Attention All Users: The Hytop AL based WSR-88D will be off line for up to 8 day s, for important Service Life Extension Program procedures to be completed. Othe r Dopplser radars around region will be available for coverage during this outag e. NWS Huntsville AL
KBMX Offline Due to Hardware Failure
Multiples messages from the NWS in Birmingham are indicating that the WSR-88D in Birmingam is – as we say – having some problems:
NOUS64 KBMX 121520 FTMBMX Message Date: Jun 19 2020 16:17:05 KBMX RADAR WILL REMAIN DOWN UNTIL AT LEAST SATURDAY DUE TO AN UNFORESEEN HARDWAR E ISSUE. PARTS ARE ON ORDER.
NOUS64 KBMX 121520 FTMBMX Message Date: Jun 20 2020 18:38:10 KBMX RADAR IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN OFFLINE THROUGH SUNDAY 06/21 TO TROUBLESHOOT AN D REPLACE A PIECE OF HARDWARE. -GSATTERWHIT
NOUS64 KBMX 212159 FTMBMX Message Date: Jun 21 2020 23:00:40 An effort to keep KBMX RADAR operating via a slow rotational scan has failed. Th e RADAR will stay offline until techs repair a piece of hardware on Monday the 2 2nd. /GSatterwhite
NOUS64 KBMX 212159 FTMBMX Message Date: Jun 22 2020 13:26:16 BMX will be down today for maintenance until NLT 1800Z. ejh