UPDATE: Upgrade or replacement planned for Middle Ga. weather radar


    Robins Air Force Base says the Weather Radar in Jeffersonville has been fully repaired after working "intermittently" for the past month/WGXA

    UPDATE (3/21/19):

    WGXA News received an update from the staff of Senator Johnny Isakson's office. They have learned from the National Weather Service that the radar in Jeffersonville is on a list to either be upgraded or replaced soon. They hope this will help with the aging parts and resulting failures.

    We continue to follow this story. Stay tuned to WGXA News on-air and online for updates.

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    UPDATE (3/18/19):


    After being restored to full operation last week, Middle Georgia's weather radar went down again over the weekend.

    An updated provided by the National Weather Service shows the radar went down Saturday and was listed as "down until further notice." The radar was restored later that day before going down again Sunday. The radar was restored again Monday but maintenance is already planned for later this week.

    WGXA's Chief Meteorologist Jeff Cox has asked Robins Air Force Base, White House staff, Governor Brian Kemp, NOAA leaders and Senators and Representatives that represent Middle Georgia for comment. As of Monday evening, we are awaiting a statement from NOAA and Robins Air Force Base. Both Senator Isakson and Representative Hice's offices are looking into the situation and discussing the issues with their policy teams. Representative Hice was not aware the ongoing radar service issues until WGXA News brought them to their attention.

    We continue to follow this story. Stay tuned to WGXA News on-air and online for updates.

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    WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (WGXA) - Robins Air Force Base says the Weather Radar in Jeffersonville has been fully repaired after working "intermittently" for the past month.

    RAFB says it worked intermittently from Feb. 12 through March 13.

    Maintenance personnel with the base and the National Weather Service’s Radar Operations Center worked to repair and restore the system.

    "During the outage, Robins committed 900 man hours, paid 88 hours of overtime, identified, ordered and replaced 15 faulty parts, and spent $51K in parts to restore the capabilities," RAFB says.

    Additionally, the National Weather Service sent a special maintenance technician to assist the Robins Air Force Base maintenance team. The National Weather Service technician was at the Jeffersonville radar site for three days and worked 36 hours.

    The final damaged part was replaced on Wednesday and the radar was restored to full operation. It is now being used by the National Weather Service and local news agencies.

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