Great News For Southeast Arkansas
For years, there has been a radar hole over southeast Arkansas. Now, a portion of that problem has been solved. Channel 7 now has access to a radar located at the University of Louisiana Monroe (ULM)
Radar is a fantastic tool to track storms, but it has limitations. Due to the curvature of the earth, the further you are from the actual radar, the beam will overshoot crucial portions of a thunderstorm. I think the graphic below illustrates this quite well.
Nexrad radars are located in Little Rock, Memphis, Shreveport, and Jackson. This puts southeast Arkansas in that radar hole. By the time the beam gets into that section of the state, it can overshoot circulations near the ground which could produce a tornado.
With the ULM radar access, this will help us see storms with greater clarity over far southeast Arkansas.
HUGE THANKS TO METEOROLOGIST JAMES BRYANT FOR SETTING THIS UP!!!!!