Wichita Receiving New Tech for Looking Into Storms
The Wichita National Weather Service office is getting a new tool for looking deep inside severe storms. A new technology called Dual Polarization Radar uses both a horizontal and a vertical signal to give forecasters more information about what's happening in any given storm. Dick Elder is the meteorologist-in-charge at the Wichita office. He says the new radar will make prediction and forecasting easier, and safer:
The new, advanced radar system is expected to be up and running by Monday the 18th. It will be the first in the central United States, and only the third in the nation; upgrades to other Kansas radar stations are expected in the next few years.