961227: ASOS comiss-Lowell, Idaho-NOUS (fwd)

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FOS NOTICE NO. 1019          12-23-96

ATTENTION    FAMILY OF SERVICES SUBSCRIBERS / NOAA WEATHER
             WIRE SERVICE SUBSCRIBERS

SUBJECT      ASOS COMMISSIONING NOTICE...

                       ..... NOTICE .....
ANOTHER MILESTONE IN THE AUTOMATED SURFACE OBSERVING SYSTEM
/ASOS/ PROGRAM WILL BE REACHED ON DECEMBER 24... 1996 WHEN
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ COMMISSIONS THE NWS-
SPONSORED ASOS AT

LOWELL /KP69/
LOWELL... IDAHO

THIS LIMITED-CAPABILITY ASOS /NO VISUAL ELEMENTS/ IS NOT
LOCATED AT AN AIRPORT.  DISTRIBUTION OF THE OBSERVATIONS
WILL BE LIMITED TO THE NWS WESTERN REGION.

THE COMMISSIONING WILL OCCUR AT APPROXIMATELY 1800UTC.  THIS
WILL BRING THE TOTAL NUMBER OF COMMISSIONED ASOSS TO 350
/222 NWS SITES AND 128 FAA SITES/.  COMMISSIONING OF THIS
SITE MEANS THAT THE ASOS WILL PRODUCE AUTOMATED...
AROUND-THE-CLOCK SURFACE OBSERVATIONS.  NOTE  BECAUSE ASOS
OBSERVATIONAL FORMATS ARE DIFFERENT FROM MANUAL OBSERVATIONAL
FORMATS... AUTOMATED DECODER PROGRAMS MAY REQUIRE SOFTWARE
MODIFICATIONS.

PERSONS WISHING MORE INFORMATION CONCERNING ASOS SHOULD
CONTACT THEIR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE OR CALL
/301/ 713-1792... FAX /301/ 713-0959.

FOR INFORMATION CONCERNING FUTURE ASOS COMMISSIONINGS...
CALL /301/ 713-0070.

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