Radar has many uses: tracking airplanes, making sure you don't go too fast behind the wheel and most importantly to skiers and riders—finding snow. Spread out across the country, radar is a key component for tracking storms and enabling you to find fresh tracks. The only problem? They're reomote—the one in the video below was only accessible via a 15-mile snowmobile ride—and their beams can't go through mountains. But that's okay, because as Meterologist Joel Gratz explains, without radar... finding snow would be a bit tougher.
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