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NOUS41 KWBC 301559

Technical Implementation Notice 15-04
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
1100 AM EST Fri Jan 30 2015

To:       Subscribers
          -Family of Services
          -NOAA Weather Wire Service
          -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
          Other NWS Partners and Employees

From:     Terrance J. Clark
          Acting Director, Radar Operations Center

Subject:  WSR-88D MESO-SAILS Field Test Sites beginning
          May 2015

The Radar Operations Center will conduct a field test of the Multiple
Elevation Scan Option for Supplemental Adaptive Intra-Volume Low-
Level Scan (MESO-SAILS) function beginning in May 2015. MESO-SAILS
enables the operator to select either 1, 2 or 3 supplemental low-
level, split-cut scans per volume (VCP 12 and 212 only). When the
MESO-SAILS 3-scan option is active, 0.5 degree updates will be
available, on average, every 75 to 90 seconds, depending on the
Automated Volume Scan Evaluation and Termination (AVSET) angle.
The 13 test sites are:

Oklahoma City, OK (KTLX)
Tulsa, OK (KINX)
El Paso, TX (KEPZ)
Dodge City, KS (KDDC)
Wichita, KS (KICT)
Goodland, KS (KGLD)
Raleigh, NC (KRAX)
Cleveland, OH (KCLE)
Albany, NY (KENX)
Charleston, WV (KRLX)
Morehead City, NC (KMHX)
Glasgow, MT (KGGW)
Phoenix, AZ (KIWA)

More information on MESO-SAILS can be referenced in TIN 14-48:

or on the Radar Operations Center webpage:

For questions or comments, please contact:

Jessica Schultz
NWS Radar Focal Point
Radar Operations Center

National Technical Implementation Notices are online at:


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