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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : chs.airport|
|Flight Phase||ground : maintenance|
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Experience||controller radar : 12|
controller time certified in position1 : 3
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
A severe thunderstorm over chs airport; the rain falling in sheets; wind blowing; wsp ribbon display barely showed the wind blowing. With little to no pcrn on final or over the airport; the wsp went nuts with windshear alert and microbursts with the windsock hanging straight down and no movement to the trees near the tower. PIREPS were smooth (during the alerts) and at the most +/-5 KTS on final. This forced aircraft to stay away.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: CHS CTLR VOICED CONCERN REGARDING THE FACILITY'S WX INFO EQUIP AND ACCURACY OF SAME.
Narrative: A SEVERE TSTM OVER CHS ARPT; THE RAIN FALLING IN SHEETS; WIND BLOWING; WSP RIBBON DISPLAY BARELY SHOWED THE WIND BLOWING. WITH LITTLE TO NO PCRN ON FINAL OR OVER THE ARPT; THE WSP WENT NUTS WITH WINDSHEAR ALERT AND MICROBURSTS WITH THE WINDSOCK HANGING STRAIGHT DOWN AND NO MOVEMENT TO THE TREES NEAR THE TWR. PIREPS WERE SMOOTH (DURING THE ALERTS) AND AT THE MOST +/-5 KTS ON FINAL. THIS FORCED ACFT TO STAY AWAY.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of January 2009 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.