Radar Links

Weather radar is an important tool

 Unfortunately the distance to the nearest radars and mountainous terrain, makes radar in the Four Corners region sketchy. Features need to be around 25,000 feet high to be seen over most of Archuleta County.  This means we can see strong showers and thunderstorms, but not light precip and most snow.  Also, as features get towards the edge of radar coverage, they usually appear to weaken though that might not be actually happening.  Radar can still be helpful to us, especially when used in conjunction with satellite. 
Good news on the horizon…  As of spring 2021, plans are in motion to install a radar just south of Durango.  The new radar should go a long ways in plugging the Four Corners data gap!
Radar example

MRMS – multi-radar multi-sensor

MRMS utilizes an automated system that rapidly and intelligently integrates data from multiple radars and radar networks, surface observations, numerical weather prediction (NWP) models, and climitology to generate seamless, high spatio-temporal resolution mosaics.
**Must click the “Current Time” tab towards the upper left of the page to get current data.**

NWS radar

This web page is clunky and not user friendly.  Use the drop-down menu on the upper left to chose products.  The animation buttons are on the bottom left.  Double click on the map to zoom, and click on the map and drag to scroll.

College of DuPage

 The link should load on the southwest US but if it doesn’t, select “Composite Radar” on the left – hit the play button on the bottom right for a loop – to see different map areas choose a region under “Select a Sector Category”.  Web page is clunky and not too user-friendly.

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