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UPDATE: Repairs made to Macon's weather station

The National Weather Service is once again receiving weather data from the Middle Georgia Regional Airport.

A technician replaced blown fuses this morning after power surges knocked out communications from the Automated Surface Observation System just before 8 p.m. Wednesday.

The NWS office in Peachtree City began receiving transmissions again at 11 a.m. today but official overnight data is lost, said Laura Griffith, meteorologist.

"There's no way to go back," Griffith said. "The record book will indicated missing data."

Doppler radar estimates indicate northeast Bibb County received between 0.3" and 0.5" with one pocket receiving up to 0.85" of rain between 8 a.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. Thursday, Griffith said.

About 2,240 customers in Bibb County lost electricity during height of storm at about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and all but one had service restored as of 5 a.m. today, said John Kraft, Georgia Power spokesman.

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