Fort Worth Radar Dual Polarization Installation Began November 12th!

The Fort Worth Spinks Doppler Radar, KFWS, has begun modernization to install new technology known as dual polarization. Installation is anticipated to take approximately one week. The radar is expected to be down until approximately Friday, November 16th.

During the down time, NWS  Fort Worth/Dallas will use surrounding radars for coverage including the terminal Doppler radars at DFW Aiport and Love Field, as well as those in Central Texas (Granger), Shreveport, Austin/San Antonio, Altus AFB near Fredrick, and Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene. 

To learn more about dual polarization radar, browse to the national weather service warning decision training branch at
or NSSL at

Please contact Meteorologist-In-Charge Tom Bradshaw at 817-429-2631 or email at with any questions or concerns. is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.