New world-class weather radar will be providing with better and timelier service
Aug. 30, 2019
Global Korean Post
From coast to coast to coast, Canadians deal with every type of weather imaginable. Getting reliable and timely weather forecasts is part of our everyday lives.
The sixth new weather radar will be installed in Bethune, Saskatchewan.
The first new radar was installed in Radisson, Saskatchewan, in the fall of 2017, with the rest being replaced sequentially over a seven-year period.
By modernizing our national weather-radar network, the Government of Canada is ensuring Canadians have access to more timely and reliable weather forecasts.
This radar is expected to be fully operational by the end of September, following the successful completion of the testing period.
Weather radars are the primary tools used by meteorologists to forecast short-term severe-weather events associated with thunderstorms, tornadoes, ice storms, and blizzards. Equipped with state-of-the-art technologies and extended tornado-detection range, the new radars will provide more frequent updates and give Canadians greater lead time to take shelter.