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Weather Radar Blockage
« on: March 18, 2021, 11:45:48 AM »
Just curious about why the Long Island weather radar is blocked to the northwest. It is a very small wedge. Topographical map does not show any obvious obstructions. Any ideas? Thanks!!!
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Re: Weather Radar Blockage
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2021, 01:12:55 PM »
Having spoken with the NWS Upton staff about 15 years ago, the issue is a smokestack near the radar tower that blocks the beam in that direction.  They claimed that the Upton radar tower was the already the tallest in the country, and they can't go any higher to clear the smokestack.....
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Re: Weather Radar Blockage
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2021, 01:16:01 PM »
Very interesting! Thank you!!!

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Re: Weather Radar Blockage
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2021, 01:24:35 PM »



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Re: Weather Radar Blockage
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2021, 01:25:54 PM »
Cool! Thank you!!!

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Re: Weather Radar Blockage
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2021, 01:28:26 PM »
Particle accelerator (Synchrotron) in picture too!!!

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Re: Weather Radar Blockage
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2021, 01:31:13 PM »
If you've followed the KWO35 NWS radio station transmitter drama over the past several years, it becomes obvious that NOAA doesn't have deep pockets even in the most densely-populated market in the nation to work around simple issues.....
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Re: Weather Radar Blockage
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2021, 01:34:18 PM »
That's very surprising with the significant ongoing climate changes.

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Re: Weather Radar Blockage
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2021, 06:05:16 PM »
Even at tilt 2 it's blocked.  [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]
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Re: Weather Radar Blockage
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2021, 04:01:36 PM »
A possible alternative solution?

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Station Name: Silver Creek
Latitude / Longitude: 41.925° N, -87.872° W
Elevation: 633
City: Franklin Park
State: IL
Hardware: Ambient Weather WS-2902
Software: AMBWeatherV4.0.0

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Re: Weather Radar Blockage
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2021, 04:03:15 PM »
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