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Community meeting to support the new coastal radar!

University of Washington professor Cliff Mass and several other local meteorologists have been leading the charge to get the National Weather Service to install a second NEXRAD radar along the Washington Coast to help improve radar coverage in Western Washington.

Right now, the region just has one radar located on Camano Island, and its signal is blocked from reaching the central and southern coast by the Olympic Mountains.

Congress passed a bill that provided some funding for the radar, and there s going to be a community forum hosted by Sen. Maria Cantwell and the head of the National Weather Service to give more information. They're asking for a big show of support from the community.

The meeting is Thursday, May 28 from 10:30 a.m. to Noon at the NOAA Western Regional Center, 7600 Sand Point Way NE BUILDING 9 in Seattle's Sand Point neighborhood.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP by email with your full name and organization you represent to

Parking is free and available, but please allow yourself time to proceed through the security gate and picture ID will be required.

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