New radar in southeast Arkansas addressing gap in severe weather coverage
DERMOTT, Ark. – Severe weather can strike anywhere, but not all areas have the best ability to catch the threat. Parts of the Arkansas Delta are over 100 miles from the nearest radar creating gaps in coverage, but that’s about to change. Currently, when a person receives a tornado or severe thunderstorm alert, it is thanks in part Next Generation Weather Radar Network (NEXRAD), but for the last couple of years, a private company has been deploying radars in areas not served well by the current National Weather Service network of radars.