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Strange Radar Readings Lead To Discovery Of Chaff In Our Local Air - But What Is It?

Credit to US National Weather Service Wilmington NC


At first glance of radar, it might look like we had light showers off our coast over the last couple hours. However, that's not rain...

Closer glance shows it's actually chaff offshore. Odd reflectivity shape, non-meteorological CC values, and absence of clouds gives us the information we need. Check this page out for more info, from a 2016 chaff case in our area - https://weather.gov/ilm/RadarChaff


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