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NWS testing new program developed by Huntingburg man

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The National Weather Service is testing a new software program, developed by a Huntingburg man, that may change the future of severe storm tracking.

Deputy EMA Director Gary Fritz developed the program. Fritz says his 'advanced dual polarization radar service' detects low-level cloud rotation in a storm, as well as the debris field produced by high winds.

Essentially, Fritz says the program shows viewers at what range they will be impacted by deadly flying debris and where storm damage is most likely to occur.

Fritz says the NWS learned about his program when they awarded the Dubois County EMA it's Storm Ready Accreditation.

"They've been using it as events occur here locally, and also, you know, looking at storms outside the area, just to see how useful it would be to them. So far, it's proven to be pretty effective," Fritz says.

Fritz says his software program is currently being tested by the National Weather Service in Louisville.

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