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Radar Status Message from NWS
Radar images from NWS
• City labels: Homestead (HST), radar site (AMX), Kendall (KEN), Coral Gables (COR),
Miami (MIA), Miami Beach (MBC), Miami Shores (MSH), Hialeah (HIA), Pembroke Pines (PBP),
Hollywood (HOL), Sunrise (SUN), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), and Boca Raton (BOC).
• Square markers: select sites are marked with a small dark red square: Miami Int'l Airport (north of COR),
UMiami (south of COR), NWS/NHC (west of COR), and Fort Lauderdale Int'l Airport (south of FLL).
• Miscellaneous: Highways are drawn in gray; county lines in blue; 20-mile range rings in green, latitude/longitide grid in blue.
The areal coverage on a blank map includes additional labels, and a series of successively zoomed-in satellite images shows the detailed location of the radar (a red dot highlights the radar's location in the top three panels).
The WSR-88D NEXRAD radar used here is located near Miami, FL (AMX on the map), and the images are generated from raw Level 2 data using only the lowest scan elevation available (typically 0.5°). Images are updated every 4-10 minutes, depending on the radar's scanning mode (or Volume Coverage Pattern, VCP). The chart below gives approximate delay times between the base scan and the image being updated. You can force this webpage to refresh as often as you wish (SHIFT+reload), but it will automatically refresh every 4 minutes unless you click "Don't Refresh".
VCP SCAN (min) PROCESSING (min) TOTAL DELAY (min) --- ---------- ---------------- ----------------- 12 4 1-2 5-6 212 4 1-2 5-6 121 6 1-2 7-8 215 6 1-2 7-8 35 7 1-2 8-9 31 10 1-2 11-12 32 10 1-2 11-12