AFC's contract with EEC is a result of the Commerce Department's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) $8.7 million contract with EEC to build and install a Doppler weather radar system at a location northwest of Evansville, Ind. The system supplements weather radar coverage within the existing NOAA National Weather Service NEXRAD radar network. EEC considers their NOAA NWS contract a major victory replacing the older NEXRAD system. EEC's fixed-price contract for the manufacture, installation and maintenance of the Doppler weather radar is for a 10-year period of performance.
Providing Doppler weather data coverage to a radius of 125 miles around the Evansville area, the system will replace a leased radar unit. The radar unit's features include: color graphical displays and the capability to feed data directly into the national Doppler radar network.
Doppler radar helps meteorologists detect and track severe weather from the early rotations within a thunderstorm, which can signal the birth of a tornado or approaching snowstorm. The images and data from Doppler radar are key to issuing timely weather watches and warnings.
NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) is the primary source of weather data, forecasts and warnings for the United States and its territories. NWS operates the most advanced weather and flood warning and forecast system in the world, helping to protect lives and property and enhance the national economy.
For more information about the National Weather Service's Doppler radar network, visit: National Doppler Radar Sites.
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