961227: decomiss & NWWS

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
1030 AM EST TUE DEC 24 1996
 
ATTENTION:     ALL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE (NWS) OFFICES/   
               FAMILY OF SERVICES SUBSCRIBERS/NOAA WEATHER   
               WIRE SERVICE SUBSCRIBERS/OTHER NWS PRODUCT     
               USERS
 
FROM:          DONALD R. WERNLY... CHIEF... CUSTOMER SERVICE
 
SUBJECT:       RADAR DECOMMISSIONING NOTICE FOR MERIDIAN...
               MISSISSIPPI AND WICHITA FALLS TEXAS            
               
                       ..... NOTICE .....
 
A.   SINCE THE JACKSON ... MISSISSIPPI AND MOBILE AND BIRMINGHAM
... ALABAMA DOPPLER WEATHER SURVEILLANCE RADARS (WSR-88D) HAVE
BEEN COMMISSIONED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ... USERS
NOTIFIED AND SERVICES CONFIRMED ... THE MAJOR CRITERIA FOR
DECOMMISSIONING THE WSR-74C AT MERIDIAN ... MISSISSIPPI (RADAR
IDENTIFIER - MEI) HAVE BEEN COMPLETED.  THEREFORE ... THE
MERIDIAN WSR-74C RADAR WILL BE DECOMMISSIONED OFFICIALLY ON
THURSDAY ... DECEMBER 26 ... 1996.
 
B.   SINCE THE FREDERICK ... OKLAHOMA DOPPLER WEATHER
SURVEILLANCE RADAR (WSR-88D) HAS BEEN COMMISSIONED ... USERS
NOTIFIED AND SERVICES CONFIRMED ... THE MAJOR CRITERIA FOR
DECOMMISSIONING THE WSR-74C AT WICHITA FALLS ... TEXAS (RADAR
IDENTIFIER -SPS) HAVE BEEN COMPLETED.  THEREFORE ... THE WICHITA
FALLS WSR-74C RADAR WILL BE DECOMMISSIONED OFFICIALLY ON THURSDAY
... DECEMBER 26 ... 1996.
 
     DECOMMISSIONING MEANS THAT THESE RADARS ARE NO LONGER
ISSUING THE RADAR OBSERVATION (ROB) MESSAGE ... IN AN OFFICIAL
CAPACITY.
 
     PERSONS WISHING MORE INFORMATION CONCERNING THE CURRENT
RADAR NETWORK SHOULD CONTACT THEIR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
OFFICE OF CALL (301) 713-0070.
 
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NATIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE MESSAGE FOR NWWS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
1045 AM EST TUE DEC 24 1996
 
                       NWWS CHANGE NOTICE NO. 264
                        EFFECTIVE DATE:  01/08/97
 
 
(DRG2051) EFFECTIVE ON THE ABOVE DATE, THE FOLLOWING WESTERN
REGION RIVER STATEMENT (RVS) PRODUCTS WILL BE ADDED TO THE NWWS
NETWORK.
 
PRODUCT    TITLE                         STATE      ISSUE TIME
                                         CIRCUIT    (UTC)
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GTFRVSGGW  RIVER STATEMENT GLASGOW       MT         AS NEEDED
LAXRVSLAX  RIVER STATEMENT LOS ANGELES   CA         AS NEEDED
LAXRVSSAN  RIVER STATEMENT SAN DIEGO     CA         AS NEEDED
PDXRVSMFR  RIVER STATEMENT MEDFORD       OR         AS NEEDED
PDXRVSPDT  RIVER STATEMENT PENDLETON     OR         AS NEEDED
PHXRVSFLG  RIVER STATEMENT FLAGSTAFF     AZ         AS NEEDED
PHXRVSTUS  RIVER STATEMENT TUCSON        AZ         AS NEEDED
 
 
A. PLATT
NWWS PROGRAM LEADER
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
 
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