Appendix C
Chronology of the Siting of the Sulphur Mountain NEXRAD

Date

Event

August 1984-December 1984

SRI International, Inc. receives input on site suggestions from the Federal Aviation Administration Western Pacific Region, the National Weather Service Western Region, and the NEXRAD Joint System Program Office

March 1985

Analysis of the local atmospheric inversion statistics are provided to SRI International, Inc.

March-July 1985

SRI International, Inc. visits many sites in the Los Angeles area

April 1986

SRI International, Inc. completes the Preliminary Site Survey for the Los Angeles, California area (Sulphur Mountain site)

August 1987

SRI International, Inc. completes the In-Depth Site Survey for the Los Angeles, California area (Sulphur Mountain site)

1987

Sulphur Mountain selected as the best of 32 candidate locations

1992

SRI International, Inc. reviews alternative siting criteria

November 15, 1993

Construction of Sulphur Mountain NEXRAD begins

December 16, 1993

Sulphur Mountain NEXRAD installation complete

January 1994-March 1994

Sulphur Mountain NEXRAD tested

March 1994

Sulphur Mountain NEXRAD accepted

December 1994

Sulphur Mountain NEXRAD commissioned



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Flash Flood Forecasting Over Complex Terrain: With an Assessment of the Sulphur Mountain NEXRAD in Southern California Appendix C Chronology of the Siting of the Sulphur Mountain NEXRAD Date Event August 1984-December 1984 SRI International, Inc. receives input on site suggestions from the Federal Aviation Administration Western Pacific Region, the National Weather Service Western Region, and the NEXRAD Joint System Program Office March 1985 Analysis of the local atmospheric inversion statistics are provided to SRI International, Inc. March-July 1985 SRI International, Inc. visits many sites in the Los Angeles area April 1986 SRI International, Inc. completes the Preliminary Site Survey for the Los Angeles, California area (Sulphur Mountain site) August 1987 SRI International, Inc. completes the In-Depth Site Survey for the Los Angeles, California area (Sulphur Mountain site) 1987 Sulphur Mountain selected as the best of 32 candidate locations 1992 SRI International, Inc. reviews alternative siting criteria November 15, 1993 Construction of Sulphur Mountain NEXRAD begins December 16, 1993 Sulphur Mountain NEXRAD installation complete January 1994-March 1994 Sulphur Mountain NEXRAD tested March 1994 Sulphur Mountain NEXRAD accepted December 1994 Sulphur Mountain NEXRAD commissioned