Mayville Doppler radar

Mayville’s National Weather Service Doppler radar location on the city’s north edge will be down for maintenance beginning Feb. 15. 

Mayville’s Doppler weather radar site is getting a fresh lease on life in February.

The 25-year-old structure will receive a refurbished pedestal as part of the National Weather Service’s System Life Extension Program, or SLEP. 

The pedestal, which moves the 30-foot radar dish inside of its housing, is part of a series of ongoing upgrades to sites across the country.

“We’re doing the whole proactive thing,” said Mike Lukasz, electronics systems analyst with the National Weather Service in Grand Forks, N.D.

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