WSR-1

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The upper air and radar (WSR-1) site at the North Omaha Airport from 1954 to 1974

The WSR-1 or Weather Surveillance Radar-1 was one of the first weather radars. The WSR-1 series was a modified version of the AN/APS-2F radar, which the Weather Bureau (now the National Weather Service) acquired from the Navy. The WSR-1A, WSR-3, and WSR-4 were also variants of this radar.[1] The first WSR-1 in the USA was at Washington National Airport in Washington, D.C.[1]

Radar Sites[edit]

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Location Commissioned Decommissioned Replaced by
Baton Rouge, LA August 16, 1955 1973?
Burrwood, LA 1956 1960 WSR-4
Fort Worth, TX April 21, 1954 April 1961 WSR-57
Hartford, CT 1955 1959 WSR-3
Dodge City, KS June 13, 1954 July 25, 1963 WSR-3
Norfolk, NE July 27, 1947 1976 WSR-74C
North Omaha, NE 1955 1977 WSR-74C
Oklahoma City, OK March 1, 1955 1960 WSR-57
Philadelphia, PA November 20, 1959  ?
Pittsburgh, PA 1952? October 4, 1963
Port Arthur, TX July 15, 1955  ?
St. Louis, MO June 1955 1960 WSR-57
Shreveport, LA November 1955 1976 WSR-74C
Sioux Falls, SD 1956 1976? WSR-74C
Springfield, MO June 28, 1957  ?
Tampa, FL 1956 1960 WSR-57
Topeka, KS 1953 1957 WSR-3
Tulsa, OK May 4, 1956 1976 WSR-74C
Waco, TX April 28, 1955 1976 WSR-74C
Washington, DC March 12, 1947  ?
Wichita, KS June 1, 1947 June 5, 1956 WSR-3
Wichita Falls, TX April 25, 1956
(Replaced a military APS-2F radar)
1977 WSR-74C
Worcester, MA March 16, 1956 1976 WSR-74C

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Roger C. Whiton, et al. "History of Operational Use of Weather Radar by U.S. Weather Services. Part I: The Pre-NEXRAD Era." Weather and Forecasting: Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 219–243. 19 February 1998. American Meteorological Society. 5 April 2006 <http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/pdf/10.1175/1520-0434%281998%29013%3C0219%3AHOOUOW%3E2.0.CO%3B2>.
  2. ^ http://www.crh.noaa.gov/ilx/?n=nws-wb-history