Storm knocks out Weather Service radar

Wednesday, August 6, 2003

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A prominent Springfield business had to work a little harder Tuesday to keep up with its product. A Monday night thunderstorm knocked out part of its equipment.

The victim? The National Weather Service office, which had its Doppler Radar disabled by the storm.

"It's more of an inconvenience than anything," said meteorologist Andy Foster. "We're still able to see everything." Forecasters were watching NWS radar reports from Kansas City, St. Louis, Tulsa and Little Rock to monitor the weather.

Foster said repairs may not be completed until early Wednesday.

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