As part of Centuria’s work as Prime Contractor on the National Weather Service (NWS) Next Generation Radar (NEXRAD) program, we have overseen the building of a new radar tower in Washington state. This new Doppler radar will help close a large gap for detecting storms approaching Washington’s coast. With the state-of-the-art Doppler radar operational, forecasters can now better determine wind speed and rainfall of incoming storms to give more accurate and timely warnings to residents in harm’s way and help prevent loss of life and billions of dollars in property damage.
On Thursday, September 29th, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) will attend a ribbon-cutting celebration at the site of the tower. Centuria COO Tim Green, EVP Pauline Healy and the NEXRAD Program Manager, Mr. William Deringer will join Cantwell, other federal and local officials, as well as residents who have worked on making the Doppler radar a reality.