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There is no radar in Cherry Hill.

 

If you are referring to the radar at Fort Dix, it was down for a time yesterday so our technicians could replace a leaking part.

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On ‎3‎/‎9‎/‎2019 at 10:06 AM, MGorse said:

There is no radar in Cherry Hill.

 

If you are referring to the radar at Fort Dix, it was down for a time yesterday so our technicians could replace a leaking part.

If you go to the Cherry hill radar site...Its not working many times.  Fort Dix whatever.  I don't understand this.  I do not blame you MGorse or the Cherry Hill office..  But when warnings are out for severe weather, it would be nice if it was not offline.  When it is working...it is great.  Lots of info on total rainfall,  storm intensity.  I wish the NWS put more resources into this.

 

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3 hours ago, blue sky said:

If you go to the Cherry hill radar site...Its not working many times.  Fort Dix whatever.  I don't understand this.  I do not blame you MGorse or the Cherry Hill office..  But when warnings are out for severe weather, it would be nice if it was not offline.  When it is working...it is great.  Lots of info on total rainfall,  storm intensity.  I wish the NWS put more resources into this.

 

The NWS office is in Mt. Holly, not Cherry Hill.  And that radar station is on a military base - recently re-orged and part of "Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst".  KDOX in Dover, DE, also on a base (and also in the Mt. Holly CWA) is up and running and working fine for monitoring the area while KDIX is under repair.  These instruments don't last forever!

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On 3/9/2019 at 10:06 AM, MGorse said:

There is no radar in Cherry Hill.

 

If you are referring to the radar at Fort Dix, it was down for a time yesterday so our technicians could replace a leaking part.

Straight to the point...lol.

But yeah, radars are down. I'm trying to check it out myself....nope.

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On 5/6/2019 at 4:18 PM, blue sky said:

If you go to the Cherry hill radar site...Its not working many times.  Fort Dix whatever.  I don't understand this.  I do not blame you MGorse or the Cherry Hill office..  But when warnings are out for severe weather, it would be nice if it was not offline.  When it is working...it is great.  Lots of info on total rainfall,  storm intensity.  I wish the NWS put more resources into this.

 

It is not whatever. There is no radar or NWS in Cherry Hill, period! 

Equipment breaks down after awhile, and the radar will be returned to service as quickly as possible.   

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19 minutes ago, MGorse said:

It is not whatever. There is no radar or NWS in Cherry Hill, period! 

Equipment breaks down after awhile, and the radar will be returned to service as quickly as possible.   

Of course, thanks for the update MGorse.....it's like like having a crappy HDD/SDD.......they fail eventually.

*Blue Sky still searching for the Cherry Hill radar...

 

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Radar still not working.  From wherever.

 

South Jersey...South Jersey NWS.

 

  

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9 minutes ago, blue sky said:

Radar still not working.  From wherever.

 

South Jersey...South Jersey NWS.

 

  

It's still in the broken stage...pretty sure someone is on their way to Lowes or Home Depot for tools and parts. Looks like rain is approaching though....

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On 5/7/2019 at 5:51 PM, MGorse said:

It is not whatever. There is no radar or NWS in Cherry Hill, period! 

Equipment breaks down after awhile, and the radar will be returned to service as quickly as possible.   

june?

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5 hours ago, Birds~69 said:

It's still in the broken stage...pretty sure someone is on their way to Lowes or Home Depot for tools and parts. Looks like rain is approaching though....

I was there today, got some hose and plants and Cutter.

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14 hours ago, KamuSnow said:

I was there today, got some hose and plants and Cutter.

Drug making?...(Breaking Bad?)

Yep so was I....(M-day flowers)....but dammit I''m fixing this damn radar!!! I'm climbing any tower w/my craftsman hammer till things are working! I'll bang and bang away like an old TV which isn't working. Blue Sky will be happy..... rain coming soon and don't want to miss it....chilly temps, love it.

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C'mon guys...some duct tape, a little WD-40 and we can make the Cherry Hill radar the bestest ever!

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35 minutes ago, JTA66 said:

C'mon guys...some duct tape, a little WD-40 and we can make the Cherry Hill radar the bestest ever!

Tried that...still ain't working! Up on the tower now,,,trying super-glue. Something has to work....maybe a swift kick in the ass? Think I'm going to text Elliot Abrams shortly...it may be the flux capacitor?

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13 minutes ago, Birds~69 said:

Tried that...still ain't working! Up on the tower now,,,trying super-glue. Something has to work....maybe a swift kick in the ass? Think I'm going to text Elliot Abrams shortly...it may be the flux capacitor?

Ha! If Elliot isn't around, try JB--maybe he can whip up a protein shake.

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32 minutes ago, JTA66 said:

Ha! If Elliot isn't around, try JB--maybe he can whip up a protein shake.

PED or Roids won't help this. We need true hardware.

Still up in the tower....clouds from the W moving in.

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5 hours ago, Birds~69 said:

Drug making?...(Breaking Bad?)

Yep so was I....(M-day flowers)....but dammit I''m fixing this damn radar!!! I'm climbing any tower w/my craftsman hammer till things are working! I'll bang and bang away like an old TV which isn't working. Blue Sky will be happy..... rain coming soon and don't want to miss it....chilly temps, love it.

Don't forget a mouthful of wire nuts!

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1 hour ago, RedSky said:

Try fresh blinker fluid and check the johnson rod for rigidity

 

Blinker fluid on sale at Lowes for a buck 380!

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49 minutes ago, KamuSnow said:

Blinker fluid on sale at Lowes for a buck 380!

Had an Uncle that use to say a dollar 380 never heard it anywhere else lol

 

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9 minutes ago, RedSky said:

Had an Uncle that use to say a dollar 380 never heard it anywhere else lol

 

I don't use it much but when the right opportunity arises it works, lol.

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I am glad I started a funny thread.  lol

In the immortal words of Led Zeppelin....Has anyone seen the radar?...has anyone seen the radar?  Where is that confounded radar?

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Herb Clark just called on his rotary phone...he's going to put on his weather gear and lend me a hand. He thinks I didn't calibrate the torque correctly while tightening . If that doesn't work, Jim O Brien and I are going sky dive onto the top of the radar to further investigate. This needs to get fixed.

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Lol. Unreal thread here!

Anyway, the radar failure that occurred is significant. To replace the parts that failed takes a team of specialists from Oklahoma as they have the resources and man power to get it done. The replacement parts have to be shipped to the radar site, then extensive work has to be done including lifting up the entire radar pedestal and dish inside the radome. And remember the radar is not at the NWS office, it is on the property of Joint Base. What broke you ask, I will just say the radar will not turn AT ALL. The last update we got is for the radar to be back online during the week of May 20th. We are not happy about the failure either but it is what it is. 

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4 hours ago, MGorse said:

Lol. Unreal thread here!

Anyway, the radar failure that occurred is significant. To replace the parts that failed takes a team of specialists from Oklahoma as they have the resources and man power to get it done. The replacement parts have to be shipped to the radar site, then extensive work has to be done including lifting up the entire radar pedestal and dish inside the radome. And remember the radar is not at the NWS office, it is on the property of Joint Base. What broke you ask, I will just say the radar will not turn AT ALL. The last update we got is for the radar to be back online during the week of May 20th. We are not happy about the failure either but it is what it is. 

Wow thank you for the update.  One techy, semi geek question.  Qho does the local diagnosis, is that your ITO?  Do you have private contractors that fix the radar itself or is it NOAA tech staff?

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