National Weather Service Upgrades Burlington Radar

09/10/12 12:44PM By Jane Lindholm, Patti Daniels
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Photo: Courtesy National Weather Service

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.

 

Photo: Courtesy National Weather Service

 

Photo: Courtesy National Weather Service

 

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