NOAA/National Weather Service's Warning Decision Training BranchUnited States Department of Commerce

News about the Radar & Applications Course

The FY18 offering of RAC will start in late September, and students should received their course materials sometime around October 1st. Registration for Radar and Applications Course webinars will start the week of Sept. 25th. Check this page occasionally for updates.

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Administrative Details

WDTD will provide information on a variety of administrative details an issues in this area. Here is a currently list of items RAC participants and local facilitators should be aware of:

  • Course materials will be mailed to the local training officers sometime in October. If there are any problems with your shipment, please contact .
  • The RAC workshop will be 5 days long. As a result, travel days for the workshop will be Sunday and Friday evening or Saturday. When making flight reservations, we recommend that participants schedule flights on Friday evening after 7 pm unless there is a significant scheduling conflict.

Contact Information

If you encounter any problems, or have any other questions, with RAC, please feel free to contact us. The following e-mails contacts have been provided for your convenience.

Email Address
General Help
RAC Help List E-mail
Administrative Support
RAC Help List E-mail
Introduction to the WSR-88D
Andrew Wood's E-mail address
Principles of Meteorological Doppler Radar
Jami Boettcher's E-mail address
Velocity Interpretation
Chris Spannagle's e-mail address
Base and Derived Products
Andrew Wood's E-mail address
Winter Weather Applications
Don Rinderknecht's e-mail address
Convective Storm Structure and Evolution
Bobby Prentice's E-mail address
Flash Floods
Brad Grant's E-mail address
Storm-Based Warning Fundamentals
Brad Grant's E-mail address
RAC Workshop
RAC Help List E-mail