960130: RADAR DECOMMISSIONING NOTICE... PORTLAND... OREGON

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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     RADAR DECOMMISSIONING NOTICE... PORTLAND... OREGON     
 
 
                       ..... NOTICE .....
 
      WITH THE DOPPLER... WEATHER SURVEILLANCE RADAR... (WSR-88D)
COMMISSIONED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE (NWS) FOR PORTLAND...
OREGON... USERS NOTIFIED... AND SERVICES CONFIRMED... THE MAJOR
CRITERIA FOR DECOMMISSIONING THE WSR-74C AT PORTLAND... OREGON
(RADAR IDENTIFIER - PDX) HAVE BEEN COMPLETED.  THEREFORE... THE
WSR-74C RADAR WILL BE DECOMMISSIONED OFFICIALLY ON JAN 30... 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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