Note: The radar cannot (yet) determine the precipitation type. Wet snowflakes or ice pellets will return high amounts of energy to the radar, and may lead to over-estimation of precipitation.
See a Legend (pop-up) Snowfall intensity can be inferred from the observations by reading the visibility - found to the left of the station circle, along with a current weather-type (snow/rain/freezing rain) symbol. Heavy snow restricts visibility greatly/sometimes to near-zero (a whiteout).
US Dept of Commerce NOAANational Weather Service
Central Pennsylvania Weather Forecast Office
328 Innovation Blvd, Suite 330
State College, Pennsylvania 16803
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