NWS Melbourne Radar Tower Raising Project
To avoid a partial beam blockage due to new hangar construction at the Melbourne International Airport, the National Weather Service has raised the height of its NEXRAD weather radar by 33 feet. The NWS Melbourne NEXRAD radar was returned officially back to service in the late afternoon on January 29th.
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Public Notification of the return to service:
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
603 PM EST TUE JAN 29 2013
...THE MELBOURNE DOPPLER WEATHER RADAR IS BACK IN SERVICE...
THE MELBOURNE DOPPLER WEATHER RADAR HAS BEEN RETURNED TO SERVICE ON
SCHEDULE ON ITS TALLER 30 METER TOWER. THE TALLER TOWER WAS BUILT TO
AVOID A PARTIAL BEAM BLOCKAGE DUE TO THE PLANNED CONSTRUCTION OF A
NEW HANGAR AT THE MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. THE ADDITIONAL
TOWER HEIGHT WILL NOW PREVENT A BLOCKAGE OF THE LOW-LEVEL SCANS TO
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