Check The Radar

Today we’re instructing the National Weather Service radar network to make some improvements in service of its mission to protect life and property.

Effective immediately WSR-88D radar units will do a volume scan only once per hour. This will cut down on wear and tear on parts, as well as decrease the need for users to constantly check radar sources for the latest information.

After a period of adjustment radars will be moved to a volume scan every three hours, followed by every six.

Concurrently, advancements in mapping and graphics technology will automatically generate poorly drawn arrows indicating the direction of movement of precipitation areas.


Local television stations operating radar units are encouraged to move directly to the six hour per scan model immediately.

The combination of these exciting new directives will give end users increased access to out-of-date and confusing radar information as never before…..


Never mind. We’re already doing this on social media…..



About Kevin Selle

Chief Meteorologist, KFDX-TV. Co-host, WeatherBrains.
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