Coastal Doppler down for maintenance this week

COPALIS BEACH, Wash. – Not that you’d notice much with the recent weather, but a familiar blind spot is returning to your forecasts this week. The National Weather Service reports their techs will be going ‘under the hood’ of the coastal radar in Copalis Beach this week for some scheduled maintenance. Metorologist Don Price said if all goes well, the dual polarization radar should be back up in full operation by Friday.
The State-of-the-Art Doppler radar went live in September of 2011 to improve detection of severe storms in the Pacific Northwest.