Third Day at the NWS

I attended job shadowing today. I met with their multimedia and social media point of contact and he showed me all of the ways that the NWS sends its products to the public. At this point, Twitter and Facebook are the quickest way to get a message to the public, though the NWS Radio is still in operation, as I know from storm chasing.

I also got to see the radar console (not the display, but the actual radar control) and learn about some of the options available. I saw some of the scan routines- in terms of what angles were scanned (clean air mode only goes through a few of the lower scans), time to scan, and so on. My contact showed me how the NWS can minimize ground clutter, switch from clean air mode to convective mode, and explained range folding and aliasing.

Another fun day!


About highplainschasing

This blog is about my tales in storm chasing. My name is Seth Price and I am an instrumentation instructor at New Mexico Tech. My amateur radio call sign is N3MRA.
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