Macon weather data lost due to power surge in storm

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

A technician replaced blown fuses Thursday 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. Thursday but official overnight data is lost, said Laura Griffith, meteorologist.

“There’s no way to go back,” Griffith said. “The record book will indicate missing data.”

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