National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

The weather radar used by the National Weather Service Forecast Office in White Lake remains out of service through Wednesday, July 25th, as maintenance and repairs continue on the dome enclosing the radar.

During the outage, radar coverage will be available from adjacent sites including NWS Grand Rapids, Gaylord, Cleveland and Northern Indiana, as well as the TDWR at Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

A crew will replace damaged exterior panels, then seal, wash, and repaint the whole radome.

Maintaining a clean, sound, watertight radome is essential to WSR-88D daily operating efficiency and long-term reliability.

This work is being undertaken as a part of a nation-wide radome maintenance program managed by NWS’ Radar Operations Center, a tri-agency office funded by the NOAA National Weather Service, the United States Air Force and the Federal Aviation Administration to support NEXRAD WSR-88D radars.

 

Contact:

Rich Pollman

Richard.pollman@noaa.gov

(248) 625-3309 x726