storm-warning radar

storm-warning radar

storm-warning radar
Radome being lowered over the antenna system of a storm-warning radar.
A radar that picks up large precipitation. It is designed to detect storms containing large drops of water, or hailstones, rather than clouds and light precipitation.
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In late 1945, the APQ-13 took on a new life when it was the first military radar converted to a domestic peacetime application as a storm-warning radar.