Driving north on Marathon Road past the Kenai Municipal Airport, you might notice what looks like a giant teed-up golf ball way out to the west. That’s actually a weather station. Right now, it’s down for two weeks as it undergoes routine repairs.
The radar, a WSR-88D, is owned and operated by the Federal Aviation Administration, which uses it for air traffic control. David Kochevar, of the National Weather Service in Anchorage, said the radar is also used for forecasting.