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Storm Tracks are one hour in length
Marker locations are approximate & may be delayed
Heavy Rain, Hail or Damaging Winds may precede the storm core.

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Doppler Radar 101
Doppler Radar 201
Rain Rate vs. Reflectivity
General Radar (WSR-88D) Interpretation
Radar Beams and Ground Clutter
Volume Coverage Patterns and Tilt Elevations
NWS Radar Images
Composite vs Base Reflectivity
(mouse over image for comparison)
Storm Relative Motion
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Why a Hail Spike forms on radar
Features to look for on radar
Bounded Weak Echo Region
Bow Echo
Dry Line
Hail Spike (Three-Body Scatter Spike)
Hook Echo
Mesocyclone in Storm-Relative Velocity
Outflow Boundary
Tornado Detection Algorithm
Bright Bands (winter)
KILN Radar Coverage West of Wilmington Ohio
Radar Coverage

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