Wa Coast to Get New Doppler Radar

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.

Senator Maria Cantwell has secured 2 million dollars for the radar in the 2009 Omnibus bill signed by President Obama. This is roughly 1/3 the total cost of the coastal radar. This is a major advance for the effort.

Documentation of the Problem and Call for Action

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