The WAAY 31 StormTracker Early Warning Radar Network: Radar overlap allows for faster data

Much of North Alabama is scanned by two or all three of the Early Warning Network radars. This allows for faster scans of storms for North Alabama.

Posted: Aug 6, 2020 12:48 PM
Updated: May 4, 2021 11:04 AM

The Early Warning Radar Network scans all of North Alabama at or below 5,000 feet.

There are large areas of overlap in North Alabama the Early Warning Radar Network. From Huntsville to the Mississippi state-line Muscle Shoals and Decartur radars overlap with data below 5,000 feet.

From I-65 to portions of Sand Mountain the Guntersville radar and Decatur radars overlap at or below 5,000 ft.

If all three radars start scanning pointed in the same direction, overlap areas are scanned twice as often.

This means North Alabama receives critical weather data below 5,000 ft every 30 seconds.

Huntsville
Clear
58° wxIcon
Hi: 71° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 58°
Florence
Clear
57° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 57°
Fayetteville
Clear
52° wxIcon
Hi: 71° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 52°
Decatur
Clear
58° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 58°
Scottsboro
Partly Cloudy
49° wxIcon
Hi: 71° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 49°
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