ACARES Monthly Meeting -- October 10th at 7:00pm -- Cherry Creek Schools Educational Services Center

In all velocity images, red colors indicate wind moving away from the radar with green colors representing wind moving toward the radar. It is very important to know where the radar is located as that is your reference point for proper interpolation of the wind's motion. Base Velocity images provides a picture of the basic wind field from the 0.5 ° elevation scan. It is useful for determining areas of strong wind from downbursts or detecting the speed of cold fronts. However, since the radar only measures radial velocity, the strength of the wind will always be less than what is actually occurring unless the wind is moving directly toward or away from the radar.

Base Velocity Weather Radar Image