960111: TWO RADAR NOTICES SENT (fwd)

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
12 NOON EST THU JAN 11 1996

ATTENTION:   ALL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE (NWS) OFFICES/ 
             FAMILY OF SERVICES SUBSCRIBERS / NOAA WEATHER WIRE
             SERVICE SUBSCRIBERS / OTHER NWS PRODUCT USERS

SUBJECT:     RADAR DECOMMISSIONING NOTICE... HARRISBURG... PENNSYLVANIA    


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      WITH THE DOPPLER... WEATHER SURVEILLANCE RADARS... (WSR-88D)
COMMISSIONED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE (NWS) FOR CENTRAL 
PENNSYLVANIA AND PHILADELPHIA... PENNSYLVANIA... USERS NOTIFIED... 
AND SERVICES CONFIRMED... THE MAJOR CRITERIA FOR DECOMMISSIONING THE 
WSR-74C AT HARRISBURG... PENNSYLVANIA (RADAR IDENTIFIER - HAR) HAVE BEEN
COMPLETED.  THEREFORE... THE WSR-74C RADAR WILL BE DECOMMISSIONED 
OFFICIALLY ON JAN 12... 1996.

      DECOMMISSIONING MEANS THAT THIS RADAR IS NO LONGER ISSUING
PRODUCTS... SUCH AS 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 OR
CALL (301) 713-0070.

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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
12 NOON EST THU JAN 11 1996

ATTENTION:   ALL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE (NWS) OFFICES/ 
             FAMILY OF SERVICES SUBSCRIBERS / NOAA WEATHER WIRE
             SERVICE SUBSCRIBERS / OTHER NWS PRODUCT USERS

SUBJECT:     NEXRAD COMMISSIONING NOTICE... CENTRAL ILLINOIS
             


                       ***** NOTICE *****

ANOTHER MILESTONE IN THE DOPPLER, WEATHER SURVEILLANCE RADAR... 
(WSR-88D) PROGRAM WAS REACHED ON JAN 3... 1996... WHEN THE 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE (NWS) COMMISSIONED THE WSR-88D RADAR FOR 
CENTRAL ILLINOIS (RADAR IDENTIFIER - ILX).  THIS WILL BRING THE 
TOTAL OF COMMISSIONED NWS WSR-88D RADARS TO 85.

COMMISSIONING MEANS THAT THESE RADARS ARE NOW ISSUING PRODUCTS... SUCH
AS THE RADAR OBSERVATION (ROB) MESSAGE... IN AN OFFICIAL CAPACITY.  ALSO...
PRODUCTS FROM THE NEXRAD INFORMATION DISSEMINATION SERVICE WILL NO
LONGER HAVE AN EXPERIMENTAL OR TEST MESSAGE APPENDED TO THEM.  

PERSONS WISHING MORE INFORMATION CONCERNING THE WSR-88D SHOULD
CONTACT THEIR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE OR CALL 
301 713-0070.

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