The WSR-88D Radars were installed as part of the Modernization of the NWS in the 1980s and 1990s.
Most of the radar units are NWS, but a few are FAA and DOD sites, as well. The people of the United
States pay for these radars to run through their federal taxes.
For further information on the NWS WSR 88D Radar System please check these links: