58 NC counties and 1 VA county are under alert, including Wake, Cumberland, Durham, Johnston, and Wayne counties. Details
Published: 2008-04-05 12:37:11
Updated: 2008-04-05 12:37:11
Posted April 5, 2008
MIKE MOSS SAYS: Michael, The station at Roxboro is a sensor suite called an AWOS (automated weather observing system). AWOS records hourly weather conditions, usually at airports. According to the State Climate Office, AWOS sensors in our state are installed and maintained by the NC Department of Transportation Aviation Division following FAA guidelines. It does appear from recent observations that the rain gauge may be blocked or have some other technical issue. Hopefully, DOT will have an opportunity to perform some maintenance that will restore the precipitation gauge there to normal operation soon.