Select Page

It appears that a nearby lightning strike fried the electronics on the automated weather station at Concord airport last week, as I reported in the Monitor.

It’s waiting for specialty parts and won’t be back up until later this week. In the meantime, pilots might need to check the windsock when coming to Concord. (Note to non-pilots – you land into the wind and not with the wind, to shorten the landing distance.)

I say “appears” because there’s no evidence of a direct strike. Probably it hit the ground and traveled through buried cables into a sensitive bit of electronics.

Pin It on Pinterest