PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
1053 AM CST WED DEC 5 2012

WEATHER DEPENDING...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE IN
SHREVEPORT LOUISIANA WILL RECEIVE A DUAL POLARIZATION UPGRADE TO THE
NWS DOPPLER RADAR IN SHREVEPORT. THE UPGRADE WILL BEGIN ON MONDAY...
JANUARY 21 2013...AND LAST ONE TO TWO WEEKS. THE DOPPLER RADAR WILL
BE OUT OF SERVICE UNTIL THE UPGRADE IS COMPLETE.

SINCE THE UPGRADE WILL CAUSE THE SHREVEPORT DOPPLER RADAR TO BE
OUT OF SERVICE AND UNAVAILABLE FOR A PERIOD OF TIME DURING THE
DOWN TIME...THE NWS OFFICE IN SHREVEPORT WILL USE SURROUNDING RADARS
FOR COVERAGE...SUCH AS THOSE IN FORT POLK LOUISIANA...LITTLE ROCK AND
FORT SMITH ARKANSAS...AND FORT WORTH TEXAS.

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TO LEARN MORE ABOUT DUAL POLARIZATION RADAR...BROWSE TO THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE WARNING DECISION TRAINING BRANCH AT...LOWER
CASE...HTTP://WWW.WDTB.NOAA.GOV/COURSES/DUALPOL/OUTREACH/INDEX.HTML

CONTACT ACTING METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE...KEN FALK...OR WARNING
COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST...BILL PARKER...AT 318-631-3669 WITH
ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS.

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