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The National Weather Service is proposing to lower the elevation scan of the WSR-88D 
Doppler Radar in Grand Junction, CO. This will allow for better scanning of the atmosphere 
from a radar that is located over 10,000 feet in elevation. These improvements will provide 
better radar coverage for much of eastern Utah and western Colorado.

A Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for lowering the minimum scan angle of the 
Weather Surveillance Radar-Model 1988 Doppler (WSR-88D) serving the Grand Junction, 
CO, area is now available for public comment. The Draft EA document can be obtained at: 

DRAFT Environmental Assessment 

The NWS will accept written comments on the Draft EA until September 18, 2019. We appreciate your interest in this important project.  

A few images from the report can be seen below. 

Image of the KGJX Radar


Proposed Additional Radar Coverage Area

Draft image of additional radar beam coverage

Impacts to Coverage Area

Radar Coverage at 2000 ASL

Image of Radar Coverage at 5000 ft ASL

Image of radar coverage to 10000 ft ASL