National Weather Service in La Crosse upgrades computer system

| November 14, 2013 | 0 Comments
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(AP) – The National Weather Service office in La Crosse has installed a new computer system replacing one in use since 1990.

The new system is designed to give meteorologists access to more data and better tools to analyze and present it.

Developed by Raytheon in cooperation with the weather service, the new system underwent more than a year of testing at eight weather service offices.

Matt Davis, information technology officer for the La Crosse office, says the new system will now be installed at all 122 offices in three-month waves.

Davis tells the La Crosse Tribune ( http://bit.ly/1drmWhd) the average user won’t notice anything different with the website or NOAA weather radio. But the system will allow forecasters to begin producing new products, such as more detailed or customized maps.
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