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Live Doppler 13 Weather Blog: False echoes on radar

Reflectivity from the wind turbines in Carroll County made it look like there was activity on the radar Wednesday morning.
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INDIANAPOLIS — This morning, our radar was picking up reflectivity from the wind farm in Carroll County.   

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The Meadow Lake Wind Farm has more than 400 wind turbines in Carroll County. 

Credit: Meadow Lakes Wind Farm

Here are some Google maps of the wind farm. If you look closely, you can see the wind turbines running along the farm field and their shadow.

Credit: Google Maps
Credit: Google Maps

Radar bounced off the turbines and sent back the information to the transmitter. It was dry, clear and quiet this morning but there was enough breeze to stir the turbines.