I had no idea radar waves traveled close to the speed of light! I knew weather radars are pretty much real time, but I didn't think about the waves traveling so quickly.
Like most Southerners, I watch the weather closely, and when severe weather is forecast, I spend a lot of time looking at the radar. I can read it nearly as well as the weather people on TV. I can track a supercell and a hook echo like the pros can, and I can usually predict a warning on a county 10 minutes before it's issued.
When you're in the middle of the Dixie Alley tornado zone, lightspeed radar signals are awesome things.