National Weather Service Upgrades Burlington Radar
09/10/12 12:44PM By Jane Lindholm, Patti Daniels
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The National Weather Service is in the process of upgrading its Doppler system in each of its 160 weather radars around the country-at a cost of about $50 million. The National Weather Service hopes that the improved accuracy in weather reports from these upgrades will save the public $700 million a year in damages from hail, tornadoes and flooding.
Andy Nash is the Meteorologist in Charge at the National Weather Service in Burlington, which just got its upgrade. He spoke with Vermont Edition about how it works.