The National Weather Service radar in Wichita is about to go even more high-tech. Wichita will be just the third place in the nation to receive something called Dual Polarization Radar. Dick Elder is the meteorologist-in-charge at the Wichita office. He says this radar enhancement will improve certain aspects of weather forecasting and monitoring:
The new radar will be operational by Monday the 18th. In the meantime, the Wichita office will use radar feeds from Topeka; Dodge City; Springfield, Missouri and Enid, Oklahoma.