Fed's to Modernize Weather Radars

Posted by on Thursday, March 2, 2017

The federal government has signed an $83-million contract for 20 new state-of-the-art weather radars.

The radars will be built across the country over the next seven years.

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said the radars, along with a recently acquired supercomputer, will allow more accurate weather that will allow people more time to protect themselves from severe weather.

The new system will cover more of Canada and double the detection range for tornadoes and other severe weather such as hurricanes, thunderstorms and snow storms.

The Team

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