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Latest NEXRAD installed in WA State

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We finally got a long-awaited coastal NEXRAD installed on the WA State coast. During the winter months, we get very strong (and wet) Pacific storms that went unmonitored (except for satellite coverage.)

A couple of key points:

1. One of only a few NWS NEXRAD sites with dual polarization (horizontal AND vertical)
2. The first NWS radar with a ZERO degree elevation level

The radars operate at 2.7-3.0 Ghz. You can see in the photos on the site the reels of hardline coax (I would presume.)

Here's a web site with a great explanation of the new NEXRAD site as well as installation photos:

Langley Hill Radar
 
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