Macon weather system down at Middle Georgia Regional Airport

lfabian@macon.comJuly 10, 2014 

Those who regularly check Macon weather conditions likely have noticed the reporting system is down at the Middle Georgia Regional Airport.

The last transmission from the weather monitoring system came in just before 8 p.m. Monday.

“The communications telephone line is down,” said Patricia Atwell, a National Weather Service meteorologist.

The phone company, airport and Federal Aviation Administration have been notified of the problem, but it is not immediately clear how long repairs will take, Atwell said.

Data is being stored and transmitted to the control tower for pilots, so the National Weather Service is able to collect summaries daily to complete climate reports.

Temperature extremes and precipitation totals are being documented daily, but the continuous flow of information to the NWS website has been disconnected because of the malfunction.

Hourly observations from Robins Air Force Base, which is not far from the Macon reporting station, can give people a good idea of the Macon weather picture until repairs are made, she said.

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