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Doppler-on-Wheels weather device to spend 3 weeks in New Hampshire

CAMPTON — Thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation Center for Severe Weather Research, area school children and the public will have the chance to get up close and personal with one of the most advanced weather technologies in the world: the Doppler-on-Wheels (DOW) mobile radar system.

Dr. Sam Miller, an associate professor of meteorology at Plymouth State University, submitted the application for the NSFCSWR grant for the DOW vehicle to spend a total of three weeks in New Hampshire.

According to PSU, the DOW vehicle, which has been featured on the Discovery Channel’s “Storm Chasers,” will be available at multiple venues throughout the Granite State.

Thursday morning, the DOW vehicle will be at Rumney Elementary; that afternoon, at Campton Elementary. All day on Feb. 19 it will be at the Weather Discovery Center in North Conway, spending the morning of Feb. 20 there, too, before returning in the afternoon to PSU.

The DOW vehicle will be at the Rey Center in Waterville Valley all day on Feb. 20, all day on both Feb. 22 and 23 at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord; and at the base of the Mount Washington Auto Road on Feb. 26.

There will be a public availability for the vehicle Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Plymouth Town Common.

— John Koziol, Union Leader Correspondent


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