NWS Radar Offline for Upgrades Feb. 11-24

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The nearest National Weather Service (NWS) radar to Fort Wayne, located at the Northern Indiana NWS office near North Webster, will be off line for two weeks, beginning Feb. 11, 2013. Technicians will upgrade the radar to use new, dual-polarization (dual-pol) technology. According to the NWS website, the new technology and data will primarily help forecasters identify the type of precipitation that is falling as well as improve rainfall estimates.

While the Northern Indiana NWS radar is being upgraded, people in the areas normally served by that radar (including Fort Wayne) will need to view data from other radar sites, including those in Grand Rapids, Mich., Detroit, Cleveland, Wilmington, Ohio, Indianapolis, Central Illinois, and Chicago.

Read more about dual-pol radar and its benefits.

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