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5:15 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Vermont National Weather Service Office Gets New Radar System

Dual polarization technology is coming to each of the 160 Doppler radars across the country.
Courtesy NOAA

Meteorologists at Vermont's National Weather Service office in South Burlington have a new tool to help improve their forecasts.

U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy helped inaugurate Monday the upgraded, dual polarization Doppler radar serving the region.

Officials say the upgrade to the so-called dual-pol system is the most significant enhancement ever made to the nation's radar network since Doppler radar was first installed in the early 1990s.

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