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Forecasters harness enthusiasm of amateur spotters for weather intel (Texas)
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Tricia Clarke stood on a Lakeway hilltop, winds threatening to snatch the ball cap from her head, and pointed across miles of rolling, scrub-covered limestone countryside, past the distant blue line of Lake Travis, to a spot nearly 55 miles away.

That’s where one of the region’s main Doppler radars sits at Fort Hood. Another, at the National Weather Service’s New Braunfels office, is 46 miles away in the opposite direction. Radar, Clarke said, accomplishes a lot, but “radar doesn’t pick up everything close to the ground.”


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