Full-time weather radar starts in southwest ND

Associated Press

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A weather radar at the Bowman airport in southwest North Dakota is running full time.

The North Dakota Atmospheric Resource Board says the radar went online this month. The agency says a part-time station had been operating at the airport since 1997 to support cloud seeding operations each summer.

Six southwest North Dakota counties, along with Montana's Fallon County and South Dakota's Harding County, will fund the annual $25,000 operating and maintenance costs for the weather radar.

Radar data will be shared by the counties and provided to the National Weather Service offices in North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana.