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National Weather Radar Facility
The CSU-CHILL National Weather Radar Facility, located in Greeley, CO, is an advanced, transportable dual-polarized dual-wavelength (S- and X-band) weather radar system. The facility is operated by Colorado State University, under the sponsorship of the National Science Foundation and the University.

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CSU-CHILL S-band reflectivity data collected in a 2.3 degree elevation angle PPI scan just after a strong gust front passed the radar site. Time lapse loops of selected PPI and RHI scan data collected as the gust front moved away from the radar have been prepared. (Full Article...)

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RHI scan through a severe thunderstorm. RHI scan through a severe thunderstorm.

An overhanging echo structure associated with a strong updraft is evident in a CSU-CHILL RHI scan though a severe thunderstorm that was approaching the radar site on 8 May 2017. Several of the storms that affected the greater Denver area on this date produced damaging hail.

Photo credit: Patrick Kennedy
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