GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) _ The University of North Dakota says its highly specialized radar unit will be assisting Grand Forks area media with weather forecasts for the next week. UND's WSR-74C polarimetric Doppler radar is filling in during National Weather Service upgrades of its system near Mayville.
The UND radar produces images of what goes on in rain clouds, helps scientists figure out how storms develop and track.
UND radar research meteorologist Chris Theisen says the radar produces more information on the moisture in clouds, so scientists can better predict what's happening.
Theisen says media have asked for the university's help while the Weather Service's Grand Forks area radar system is down for the upgrade.
The upgrade is expected to take about a week.