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May 13, 2019

National weather radar system upgrades are on track

By KEITH RIDLER
Associated Press

BOISE, Idaho — An eight-year plan for a major upgrade to the nation's weather radar stations to help predict dangerous storms and improve air traffic safety is on track at the midway point, a federal official said Friday.

The improvements will keep the 25-year-old system viable into the 2030s, said Jessica Schultz, deputy director at the National Weather Service Radar Operations Center in Norman, Oklahoma.


 
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