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Radar upgrade to help weather forecasts in Reno

RENO - A new mountaintop radar system being installed north of Reno is going to make it easier for forecasters at the National Weather Service to determine if a big rain or snowstorm is on the way.

Meteorologist Dawn Fishler said the new technology at the service's facility on the 8,000-foot Virginia Peak just south of Pyramid Lake will give them a much better eye on the sky as weather fronts make their way across or along the Sierra Nevada.

"It's the biggest upgrade that we've had in probably 20 years," Fishler told the Reno Gazette-Journal.

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