Re: Sources of NEXRAD radar data

You can get all the Level III data directly from the tgftp ftp server at
the NWS.  I wish they would setup a LDM feed for others outside the
University/Government community, rather than us having to rely on the slow,
archaic ftp process.

Michael Dross
Duke Power Company

>I am the assistant coordinator of the Richland County, OH Skywarn
>group.  My coordinator and I are looking at using Gempak as a
>supplement to our other weather tools during
>prediction/forecasting/analysis of severe weather, both ahead of and
>during any severe weather events.  I am a seasoned Linux user and have
>already installed and configured Gempak to use data located on the
>local machine.
>I am looking for a free community source for the NEXRAD radar data,
>prefereably Level II, but Level III would be more than acceptable.
>Does such access exist outside of the UCAR-aligned universities?
>Where might I find such information?  I have looked over the NWS site
>for information, and all I dug up was licensing information for
>business users that costs thousands of dollars per year.  Any pointers
>would be helpful.
>Thanks in advance,
>Rob Gibson

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