Dual Pol Radar Tracking Severe Weather in Lubbock

Published 04/22 2014 05:37PM

Updated 04/22 2014 10:13PM

By Christian Henson

LUBBOCK, TX -- The National Weather Service replaced all of its Doppler Radars with Dual Pol Radars last year.

Doppler Radars only send out a horizontal pulse while the Dual Pol Radars send out a vertical pulse as well as a horizontal pulse to get a type of 3D image.

Meteorologists can look at the data sent back to see if there is rain, hail, and even tornadoes.

This data can be used to send out severe storm and tornado warnings.

For severe weather coverage you can watch KAMC News with Chief Meteorologist Ron Roberts.
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