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Basic facts about the National Weather Service radar near Albany
|Call letters:||KENX (sometimes called ENX).|
|Location:||East Berne, New York, about 17 mi (27.5 km) southwest of Albany International Airport.|
|Lat, Long:||42.5868, -74.0639|
|Antenna Elevation:||1934 ft (589.5 m) above sea level.|
Facts about the base-level beam
The base-level beam clears the surrounding terrain except for some peaks in the Catskill Mountains (it's essentially blocked by Black Dome and Thomas Cole Mountains and about 50% blocked by Hunter Mountain.) It just skims over the highest hills in the Helderbergs.
The center of the base-level radar beam is more than 2000 ft (610m) above ground level in most of the capital region.
These figures in the table below are based on the beam tilt and curvature of the earth. Refraction, which depends on atmospheric conditions, bends the beam and can significantly lower or raise it.
|Location||Distance from Radar Site (mi)||Bottom of Beam
|Center of Beam
|Width of Beam (ft)|
|Five Rivers Environ Ed Center||8.8||1765||2170||810|
|Washington Park, Albany||16||1905||2645||1480|
|Hudson River at Albany||17||2105||2890||1570|