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My apologies to Don Noe


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I am posting this correction. A couple of days ago someone commented that Don Noe and his cohorts at channel 10 had added a sweep on their "Neighborhood Radar" which is displayed below.

 

 

WPLG

 

Neighborhood Radar is actually NEXRAD radar that the National Weather Service runs. Well in previous years NEXRAD Level III made it impossible to use a sweep for realtime results from the radar because the old system of delivery delayed the pictures by 6 minutes due to a complex delivery process.

 

Well since then NOAA has launched NEXRAD Level II to the private sector.

 

 

WXC.com

 

Level II radar data is continuously streamed live from each National Weather Service Radar site. Because it is streamed in real time it can be displayed as soon as it is received. This is an advantage over traditional NWS radar (Level 3) which is collected at the radar site and sent out as a file every six minutes. Now , with StormSentinel DV and Level II radar, you can show your viewers the latest radar image in real-time. In severe weather, a six minute advantage can be critical.

 

So after watching the Local10 radar, looking at the paperwork for this system, and realizing that it is live, I apologize for calling it a fake sweep. Bill Kamal also has access to it, but chooses to not use the sweep. CBS4 and NBC6 have their own radars in addition to NEXRAD.

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i must admit when the sweep goes over a target, it looks like it never had any movement, that's why i thought the sweeps were fake. it's not like first alert dopper 6 does the sweep does over a target you notice movement.

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i must admit when the sweep goes over a target, it looks like it never had any movement, that's why i thought the sweeps were fake. it's not like first alert dopper 6 does the sweep does over a target you notice movement.

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:blink: I don't get it, but the system is supposed to be live. It is still experimental for broadcast use though. It is described as similar to a stream of information.

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Guest Moneyball

i must admit when the sweep goes over a target, it looks like it never had any movement, that's why i thought the sweeps were fake. it's not like first alert dopper 6 does the sweep does over a target you notice movement.

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:blink: I don't get it, but the system is supposed to be live. It is still experimental for broadcast use though. It is described as similar to a stream of information.

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when they would zoom in on a cell and the sweep went over there was no movement PERIOD. First alert doppler 6 and the CBS 4 radar you notice movememnt or change in cells when the sweep would go over.

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when they would zoom in on a cell and the sweep went over there was no movement PERIOD. First alert doppler 6 and the CBS 4 radar you notice movememnt or change in cells when the sweep would go over.

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:mischief2 That's odd, the system does exist and WPLG did buy the software or else they wouldn't have the sweep. WFOR also uses NEXRAD Level II technology (same software as 10 and 7) along with it's Realtime Radar and hence has the same sweeps as 10 and they update.

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BTW, WFOR calls its radar at the station Realtime Radar and calls the NEXRAD Level II radars (NWS Radars) Realtime Doppler.

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i was gonna say Chnl 4's Realtime doppler does the same things as channel 10's. realtime radar you notice movement and change in the cell.

 

 

BTW: i just saw a 5 sec clip of roger dean, one of the light towers in on the street.

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Feb. 2003 was when the NWS said it would collect and distribute Level II data and over 100 sites are streaming, others should be soon. My guess is since the new technology just got to 10, 7, and 4 (only 10 and 4 decided to use the sweep though) and that NWS Miami radar was not working...the sweep was fake, but the system works if the normal radar was working.

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