UPDATE 4:40 p.m. (6/18/22): The National Weather Service’s Blacksburg radar has been restored.

They say the earlier outage was due to a power supply that had failed. This has since been restored which has allowed the radar to resume scanning.


BLACKSBURG, Va. (WFXR) — The National Weather Service (NWS) Blacksburg radar site went down Friday morning.

According to NWS Blacksburg, the outage happened at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 17.

WFXR News reached out to NWS Blacksburg about when the site will be back up and running, they released this statement below:

“Our radar system failed. The power supply needs to be prepared and that’s not expected to happen until tomorrow because we need the parts from Kansas City, Missouri.”

NWS Blacksburg

Due to the stormy weather Friday afternoon, the WFXR Pinpoint Weather team will utilizes all their resources to keep our viewers safe and informed including surrounding radar sites and our BARON weather system.