A multi-angle, volumetric scan ahead of the aircraft collects data, which then goes into the expanded system memory. The system compares and contrasts the various scans to identify and delineate ground versus airborne weather radar targets, depicting the weather returns and omitting the ground returns. The system runs at a scan/refresh rate of 4 scans at 5 seconds each, plus 5 seconds for processing, for 25 seconds between images. Auto Mode allows the pilot to select the Weather mode, and the volumetric scanning becomes automated, making an automatic adjustment of the antenna sweep pattern to build a picture of the scanned volume. An enhanced color palette makes that picture pop in brilliant color as compared to legacy systems.