Radar Image

Radar Image


Legend information is found with a radar image and is used to display color-codes from reflectivity values found on radar images/maps. These reflectivity values can indicate the intensity of precipitation (i.e., light, moderate, heavy…)

The color of orange and red on a radar map, generally indicate heavy precipitation, which comes from thunderstorms. Yellow indicates moderate precipitation, and the color green indicates light precipitation.


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For more information on how Radar “works” log onto to: http://www.nwas.org/meetings/nwa2006/Broadcast/Kane/ Radarmedianwa2.ppt#346,5,Basic Radar Operation