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 May 6, 2005
Eyewitness News launches Live Pinpoint Doppler Radar
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Providence, RI The forecast for weather coverage in Southern New England just got a lot clearer thanks to Eyewitness News Live Pinpoint Doppler radar, the only live Doppler radar in Rhode Island. Live Pinpoint Doppler is the most powerful cutting-edge technology available to meteorologists anywhere. The new radar will make its debut Monday, September 15 th on Eyewitness News.

Combined with WPRI/WNAC�s cutting edge graphics capability, Live Pinpoint Doppler will provide our team of meteorologists � Tony Petrarca , Steve Cascione and TJ Del Santo - a formidable tool to give viewers the most comprehensive weather forecasts Southern New England.

 The power of Live Pinpoint Doppler radar allows our Pinpoint Meteorologists the ability to see through several storms at once, Live Pinpoint Doppler radar enables Eyewitness News meteorologists to see the atmosphere at greater distances and clearer than weaker radars. Also, Live Pinpoint Doppler radar has triple Doppler , this system allows the Pinpoint Weather team to access data and display three live Doppler radars at one time. The radars include Live Pinpoint Doppler, along with live radars in Springfield , MA and New Haven , CT. No television station in New England has access to three live radars at one time.

"Live Pinpoint Doppler is one of only four systems of its kind in New England ," says News Director Gary Brown . "It was customized for Eyewitness News and took more than six months to build. With this technology, we can see dangerous storms sooner, so we can warn viewers faster than anyone else.

The difference between other radars and Live Pinpoint Doppler radar is speed and accuracy. The radars employed by other stations can be six to 12 minutes old. Live Pinpoint Doppler is real-time and it allows us to see storms approaching for hundreds of miles away.

The Eyewitness News Pinpoint Weather Team is the only weather team of certified meteorologists on the air in Rhode Island . Also, the Pinpoint Weather Team has been named the best weathercast in New England by the Associated Press for the past two years. WPRI is owned and operated by Rhode Island based LIN television. WNAC is owned by Super Towers and is also operated by LIN Television . LIN owns and operates 23 television stations, including two under local marketing agreements, two low-power networks and has investments in five other stations. LIN is traded on the NYSE as TVL.

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