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Doppler radar in Shallotte to be down for service

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National Weather Service The National Weather Service office in Wilmington said the Doppler radar in Shallotte (KLTX) will be down for an upgrade Wednesday, February 14th. A team will be installing a Beta-test build which includes four other radar sites from around the country. The outage is expected to take the entire day to complete, according to Steven Pfaff with the National Weather Service.

The upgrade includes some new features including:

*two new surveillance strategies (VCPs 35 & 215)
*control of the radar through all of the office’s workstations (versus one platform)
*addition of model data to the data stream (helps with algorithms that are run from the base data)
*a new data quality dashboard
*operating system upgrade +more