- Associated Press - Friday, April 10, 2015

GREENWOOD SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) - Columbus Air Force Base officials have cleared trees that were blocking readings of a weather radar in the Greenwood Springs area in north Mississippi.

CAFB maintains the radar on 1.8 acres at the site, which the National Weather Service also uses to track severe weather in 14 counties in Mississippi and Alabama.

Lt. Col. Elizabeth Harwood, commander of the 14th Civil Engineer Squadron, tells The Commercial Dispatch (https://bit.ly/1FnqAtH ) that the trees were on adjacent land and kept the weather service’s NEXRAD radar from obtaining accurate weather readings in the area.

Harwood says CAFB eventually negotiated a deal with the adjacent private landowner to clear trees on 22 acres and fix the problem.

Harwood says clearing began on March 26 and was completed this past week.


Information from: The Commercial Dispatch, https://www.cdispatch.com

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