960215: Manhattan, Emporia- ASOS Commissionings (fwd)

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
245 PM EST THU FEB 15 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 CORE

SUBJECT      ASOS COMMISSIONING NOTICE

                ..... VERY SPECIAL NOTICE .....

THE AUTOMATED SURFACE OBSERVING SYSTEM WILL REACH A MAJOR 
MILESTONE ON FEBRUARY 15... 1996 WHEN THE NATIONAL WEATHER 
SERVICE (NWS) AND THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA) 
COMMISSION THE 50TH FAA-SPONSORED ASOS AT (NOTE THAT THE 
LATITUDE, LONGITUDE, AND ELEVATION ARE FOR THE ASOS DATA 
COLLECTION PLATFORM - THE PRIMARY SENSOR GROUP)

MANHATTAN MUNICIPAL AIRPORT (MHK)
MANHATTAN...KANSAS

            LATITUDE:          39 DEGREES 08 MINUTES NORTH
            LONGITUDE:         96 DEGREES 41 MINUTES WEST
            ELEVATION:       1043 FEET

THE COMMISSIONING WILL OCCUR AT APPROXIMATELY 1800 UTC.  THIS  
WILL BRING THE TOTAL NUMBER OF COMMISSIONED ASOSS TO 190 (140 
NWS SITES AND 50 FAA SITES).  COMMISSIONING OF THIS SITE MEANS 
THAT THE ASOS WILL PRODUCE AUTOMATED... AROUND-THE-CLOCK SURFACE 
AVIATION OBSERVATIONS.

THE NWS FORECAST OFFICE 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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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
300 PM EST THU FEB 15 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 CORE

SUBJECT      ASOS COMMISSIONING NOTICES

                       ..... NOTICE .....

 ANOTHER MILESTONE IN THE AUTOMATED SURFACE OBSERVING SYSTEM
(ASOS) PROGRAM WILL BE REACHED ON FEBRUARY 15... 1996 WHEN THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE (NWS) AND THE FEDERAL AVIATION
ADMINISTRATION (FAA) COMMISSION THE FAA-SPONSORED ASOSS AT -
(NOTE THAT THE LATITUDE, LONGITUDE, AND ELEVATION ARE FOR THE 
ASOS DATA COLLECTION PLATFORM - THE PRIMARY SENSOR GROUP)

EMPORIA MUNICIPAL AIRPORT (EMP)
EMPORIA... KANSAS

            LATITUDE:          38 DEGREES 20 MINUTES NORTH
            LONGITUDE:         96 DEGREES 12 MINUTES WEST
            ELEVATION:       1204 FEET

EAGLE CREEK AIRPARK (I14)
INDANAPOLIS... INDIANA

            LATITUDE:          39 DEGREES 50 MINUTES NORTH
            LONGITUDE:         86 DEGREES 18 MINUTES WEST
            ELEVATION:        814 FEET

THE COMMISSIONINGS WILL OCCUR AT APPROXIMATELY 1800 UTC.  THIS 
WILL BRING THE TOTAL NUMBER OF COMMISSIONED ASOSS TO 192 (140 NWS 
SITES AND 52 FAA SITES).  COMMISSIONING OF THESE SITES MEANS THAT 
THE ASOSS WILL PRODUCE AUTOMATED... AROUND-THE-CLOCK SURFACE 
AVIATION OBSERVATIONS.

THE NWS FORECAST OFFICES RESPONSIBLE FOR THESE SITES... 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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