Friday, May 21, 2010

The MetLife Blimp Lands at NWS Office

While in Dallas-Ft. Worth for the book tour Tuesday, we saw the MetLife blimp landing behind the Ft. Worth office of the National Weather Service. It is there for the Byron Nelson golf tournament which is played this weekend.

The NWS office is the sand-colored building at left. The large white dome is the radar that tracks the weather balloons they launch. To the right is a large satellite dish and, to the right of that, a tornado siren. Local emergency management officials placed the siren there not because it is an NWS office but because it happened to be the perfect location to fill a gap in coverage.

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