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What does NEXRAD stand for?

NEXRAD stands for Next Generation Weather Radar

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[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Storm Severity Predictions Taking this to the next level, these systems are being integrated with Next Generation Weather Radar (NEXRAD) technology to use realtime rainfall information to accurately predict water surface levels that will occur hours later.
ITWS achieves this through fusion of data and information from FAA and National Weather Service (NWS) sensors such as the Terminal Doppler Weather Radar (TDWR), the Next Generation Weather Radar (NEXRAD), airport surveillance radar, Low Level Wind Shear Alert System (LLWAS), automated weather and surface observing systems, lightning detection systems, NWS weather models and aircraft via the meteorological data collection and reporting system (MDCRS).
He developed a way to retransmit weather radar information, known as Next Generation Weather Radar, from base weather station feeds to the Federal Aviation Administration's High Desert air traffic control facility.
Weather systems that will provide data to the ITWS include Terminal Doppler Weather Radar (TDWR), also made by Raytheon; ASR-9 weather channel; Automated Surface Observing Systems (ASOS); Automated Weather Observing Systems (AWOS); Next Generation Weather Radar (NEXRAD); and lightning location and prediction systems.