National Weather Service replaces long running public access radar data webpage

Published: Dec. 10, 2020 at 4:02 PM AKST
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - On December 16th the National Weather Service (NWS) will be replacing their radar viewer webpage with a new, more feature rich design that improves usability while still providing the public access to NWS weather radar data.

According to Luke Culver, NWS Meteorologist, they redesigned this new page to improve radar services based on feedback received from partners and the public. The upgrade will also move the agency off the Adobe Flash technology used in the current page, which will soon be obsolete. It will supply site users with radar images more frequently and at four times higher resolution than currently provided, and the new mobile friendly format allows users to monitor the weather while on the go.

“All the data that is on there now, it’s all different kinds of radar data. It would show the intensity of precipitation that’s falling. If you are either interested in either snow or any type of precipitation that’s occurring in the Fairbanks area, it’s a really great way to see the current radar. As well as, you can loop through the last few hours to kind of see where things are moving, and get and idea of ‘Oh is the snow moving into my area? Or moving out of my area? Or maybe is a nearby thunderstorm moving towards me or away from me?’”

The new radar webpage is live and available now via this link.

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