960130: NEXRAD COMMISSIONING NOTICES - GRAND RAPIDS, MI & MARQUETTE, MI

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
200 PM EST MON JAN 29 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     NEXRAD COMMISSIONING NOTICES... GRAND RAPIDS... MI
                  AND MARQUETTE... MI           
 
                       ...... NOTICE .......
 
ANOTHER MILESTONE IN THE DOPPLER...WEATHER SURVEILLANCE RADAR...
(WSR-88D) PROGRAM WILL BE REACHED ON FEBRUARY 1... 1996... WHEN THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE (NWS) COMMISSIONS THE WSR-88D RADARS
FOR GRAND RAPIDS... MICHIGAN (RADAR IDENTIFIER - GRR) AND
MARQUETTE... MICHIGAN (RADAR IDENTIFIER - MQT). THIS WILL BRING THE
TOTAL OF COMMISSIONED NWS WSR-88D RADARS TO 87.
 
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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