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Wa Coast to Get New Doppler Radar

Friday, May 15th, 2009 8:52am PDT
A National Weather Service WSR-88D Doppler Radar

A National Weather Service WSR-88D Doppler Radar

The Pacific Northwest has the Worst Coastal Weather Radar Coverage in the Lower 48 States:
Wesport, WA to get a Doppler Radar soon.

The coastal radar acquisition is receiving strong support from local cities and counties, environmental groups, local businesses and fishermen, the timber and wood-products industry, and newspaper editorial writers from throughout the region

President Obama’s 2010 budget request includes full funding for the coastal weather radar. If this passes Congress this year, the radar will become a reality. So let your Senator’s and Congressmen know you support it.
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Severe Weather Awareness Week 2009

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 9:56am PDT
Thunderstorm at Florence, 2003

Thunderstorm at Florence, 2003

The week of May 3-9 is Severe Weather Awareness Week in the Pacific Northwest, including the states of Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

This is an excellent time for all individuals, families, businesses, schools, radio and television stations to review their spring and summer storm preparedness plans. It is especially important for new arrivals to the Pacific Northwest to become familiar with NOAA’s National Weather Service Watch and Warning definitions, and their safety procedures.

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