Elko NEXRAD

NEXRAD (Next Generation Radar) is a special type of radar that is used for obtaining weather information. Unlike previous radars, NEXRAD is capable of detecting not only the existence of interesting objects in the air (precipitation, clouds, etc.) but also their motion. This allows meteorologists to get a better idea of what is happening inside a cloud and predict phenomenon such as wind shear and tornados with greater accuracy.

NEXRAD was originally deployed in Oklahoma City in 1988. The technical name for NEXRAD is WSR-88D which derives its name from Weather Surveillance Radar Doppler, with the "88" coming from the year it was deployed.
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