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Termination of WSR-88D Storm Total Accumulation and 7 TDWR products
Approved for Termination
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(1) The Radar Operations Center proposes the termination of one WSR-88D product (Product 171: Storm Total Accumulation) from public dissemination. Product 172, Digital Storm Total Accumulation is higher resolution. In the upcoming Build 19 WSR-88D software, product 172 has been modified to carry the accompanying tabular information that was previously only in Product 171. Thus, upon deployment of Build 19, keeping the lower resolution Product 171 is not necessary. Build 19 will not deploy until Feb 2020, so there is ample of time for external users to account for this change in their systems. The NWS Focal Point, Jessica Schultz, has checked with NWS, DoD, and FAA stakeholders and confirmed no tri-agency need to keep Product 171. See attached draft PNS for additional details. (2) The seven SPG (Supplemental Product Generator) TDWR products are proposed for termination by the end of June 2019. Product 181 Base Reflectivity is low resolution and has a higher resolution version available. The other six products are precipitation products. The precipitation products are based on very old code that is no longer maintainable or supportable by the Radar Operations Center. The NWS Focal Point, Jessica Schultz, surveyed WFOs (via assistance from the NWS Regions) on their use of SPG products. The response was unanimous that these seven products were no longer needed by the NWS. FAA and DoD are not contributing stakeholders to the SPG program and thus have no input on termination of these products. Alternative sources of information include products from neighboring WSR-88Ds and/or MRMS. See attached draft PNS for additional details.
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Jessica Schultz firstname.lastname@example.org
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Comment Start Date:
2018-12-14 Comment End Date: 2019-03-01
https://www.weather.gov/media/notification/pdfs/pns18-34twdr_termination.pdf ; https://www.weather.gov/media/notification/pdfs/pns18-35wsr_88d_p171termination.pdf
3754_Approval memo termination radar products.pdf
Last edit date to this meta-data: 2019-09-18