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'What's That?': CSU weather radar in Weld Co. supports local forecasts

CSU weather radar
Posted at 12:20 PM, Mar 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-13 14:20:31-04

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WELD COUNTY, Colo. — A white sphere in the middle of a field may seem out of place for drivers passing by.

The object has caught the attention of a few drivers wanting to know what the object is located near Weld County Rd. 50 and I-25.

Colorado State University’s College of Engineering (and Atmospheric Science Department) confirmed it’s for C-band weather radar.

The University said the radar apparatus is significantly smaller than the National Weather Service radars that are deployed in Denver and Cheyenne, Wyoming.

It’s used for research and education, as well as a gap-filler radar to support local weather warnings and forecasts.

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