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National Weather Service meteorologists in Norman will have a new perspective for viewing radar information

Dual-polarization radar sends and receives both horizontal and vertical pulses, providing a much more informative picture of whatever is out there, said David Andra, the meteorologist in charge of the Norman Forecast Office.

BY BRYAN PAINTER Modified: October 7, 2012 at 12:03 am •  Published: October 7, 2012

NORMAN — The target of the forecast shifted quickly.

On Dec. 19, forecasters at the National Weather Service office in Amarillo, Texas, had called for possible blizzard conditions just outside their windows in the center of the Panhandle. But as the system got closer to Texas, the dual-polarization radar they’d been using for less than two months offered a much clearer picture. Amarillo was about to receive a little snow and a good rain, but the northern counties were about to experience the blizzard.

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