960207: Bowling Green-ASOS COMM for BWG (fwd)

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
400 PM EST TUES FEB 6 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      ASOS COMMISSIONING NOTICES... 

                       ..... NOTICE .....

ANOTHER MILESTONE IN THE AUTOMATED SURFACE OBSERVING SYSTEM
(ASOS) PROGRAM WILL BE REACHED ON FEBRUARY 6... 1996 WHEN THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE (NWS) AND THE FEDERAL AVIATION
ADMINISTRATION (FAA) COMMISSION THE FAA-SPONSORED ASOS AT

(NOTE THAT THE LATITUDE, LONGITUDE, AND ELEVATION ARE FOR THE
ASOS DATA
COLLECTION PLATFORM - THE PRIMARY SENSOR GROUP)

BOWLING GREEN-WARREN COUNTY REGIONAL AIRPORT (BWG)
BOWLING GREEN... KENTUCKY

            LATITUDE:          37 DEGREES 58 MINUTES NORTH
            LONGITUDE:         86 DEGREES 25 MINUTES WEST
            ELEVATION:        529 FEET

     THE COMMISSIONING WILL OCCUR AT APPROXIMATELY 1900 UTC.  
THIS WILL BRING THE TOTAL NUMBER OF COMMISSIONED ASOSS TO 189 
(140 NWS SITES AND 49 FAA SITES).  COMMISSIONING OF THIS SITE 
MEANS THAT THE ASOS WILL PRODUCE AUTOMATED... AROUND-THE-CLOCK 
SURFACE AVIATION OBSERVATIONS.

     THE NWS FORECAST OFFICES RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS SITE... AS
WELL AS THE ASOS OPERATIONS AND MONITORING CENTER (AOMC) IN
SILVER SPRING... MARYLAND... WILL MONITOR ASOS PRODUCTS AND
COORDINATE MAINTENANCE ACTIONS AS NEEDED.  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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