Timing is everything and when it comes to weather coverage in and around the Twin Cities, the timing for radar maintenance begins starts the same day severe weather could impact the area.
Beginning today (Monday), maintenance will keep the Chanhassen-based radar out of action for approximately three weeks. The work will take away radar access for who are used to checking it via Weather.gov and on popular apps like RadarScope.
Below is an example of the radar view that'll be unavailable, as shown via Weather.gov (left) and the RadarScope app (right). In a nutshell, it's the coverage area that the National Weather Service in the Twin Cities keeps an eye on.