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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
910 AM EST FRI FEB 23 1996

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

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 22... 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)

EPPLEY AIRFIELD (OMA)
OMAHA... NEBRASKA

            LATITUDE:          41 DEGREES 19 MINUTES NORTH
            LONGITUDE:         95 DEGREES 54 MINUTES WEST
            ELEVATION:       1026 FEET

     THE COMMISSIONING WILL OCCUR AT APPROXIMATELY 1800 UTC. 
THIS WILL BRING THE TOTAL NUMBER OF COMMISSIONED ASOSS TO 193
(140 NWS SITES AND 53 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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NATIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE MESSAGE FOR NWWS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
900 AM EST FRI FEB 23 1995


               NWWS CHANGE NOTICE NO. 244
                EFFECTIVE DATE:  3/6/96


(DRG1876)  ON THE ABOVE EFFECTIVE DATE... PRODUCTS FROM 
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS (BOX); NEW YORK CITY (OKX) AND 
ALBANY (ALB), NEW YORK SHOULD BE ADDED TO THE CT WEATHER WIRE.


PRODUCT   TITLE                    ISSUE TIMES IN UTC
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ALBCEMALB CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE    AS NEEDED
NYCCEMNYC CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE    AS NEEDED
BOSCFWBOS COASTAL FLOOD WARNING,     AS NEEDED
          WATCH, OR STATEMENT
NYCCFWNYC COASTAL FLOOD WARNING,     AS NEEDED
          WATCH, OR STATEMENT
BOSCWFBOS COASTAL WATERS FORECAST    9-10 AM, 3-4 PM, 
                                     9-10 PM, 3-4 AM
ALBFFSALB FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT          AS NEEDED
NYCFFSNYC FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT          AS NEEDED
ALBFWMALB FIRE WEATHER PRODUCT, MISC.    AS NEEDED
ALBHLSALB HURRICANE LOCAL STATEMENT      AS NEEDED
NYCHLSNYC HURRICANE LOCAL STATEMENT      AS NEEDED
ALBLSRALB LOCAL STORM REPORT             AS NEEDED
NYCLSRNYC LOCAL STORM REPORT             AS NEEDED
BOSNPWBOS NON PRECIPITATION WARNING      AS NEEDED
ALBNPWALB NON PRECIPITATION WARNING      AS NEEDED
NYCNPWNYC NON PRECIPITATION WARNING      AS NEEDED
BOSOFFBOS OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST   9-10 AM, 3-4 PM, 
                                     9-10 PM, 3-4 AM
BOSOPUBOS OTHER PUBLIC PRODUCT           AS NEEDED
BOSPNSBOS PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT   AS NEEDED
ALBPNSALB PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT   AS NEEDED
NYCPNSNYC PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT   AS NEEDED
ALBPSHALB POST STORM HURRICANE STATEMENT AS NEEDED
BOSPSHBOS POST STORM HURRICANE REPORT    AS NEEDED
NYCPSHNYC POST STORM HURRICANE REPORT    AS NEEDED
BOSSLSMA  SEVERE WEATHER                 AS NEEDED
          REDEFINING STATEMENT
BOSSMWBOS SPECIAL MARINE WARNING         AS NEEDED
NYCSMWNYC SPECIAL MARINE WARNING         AS NEEDED
BOSSPSBOS SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT      AS NEEDED
ALBSPSALB SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT      AS NEEDED
NYCSPSNYC SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT      AS NEEDED
BOSSTPBOS STATE MAX/MIN TEMP PRECIP    DAILY 8-9 AM
          TABLE
BOSSVSBOS SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT       AS NEEDED
ALBSVSALB SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT       AS NEEDED
NYCSVSNYC SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT       AS NEEDED
BOSSWRMA  STATE WEATHER ROUNDUP          HOURLY
BOSWSWBOS WINTER STORM WARNING           AS NEEDED
ALBWSWALB WINTER STORM WARNING           AS NEEDED
NYCWSWNYC WINTER STORM WARNING           AS NEEDED


IN ADDITION, WEATHER SERVICE OFFICES HARTFORD (BDL), AND 
BRIDGEPORT (BDR), CONNECTICUT HAVE SPUN DOWN AND ARE NO 
LONGER ISSUING PRODUCTS.  ALSO ON THE ABOVE EFFECTIVE 
DATE... THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTS WILL NO LONGER BE AVAILABLE 
ON THE STATE CIRCUIT OF THE NWWS AS INDICATED BELOW:

BOSCEMBDL    CT MA          BOSCEMBDR    CT MA
BOSCFWBDL    CT MA          BOSCFWBDR    CT MA          
BOSFFSBDL    CT MA          BOSFFSBDR    CT MA          
BOSFWMBDL    CT MA          BOSHLSBDL    CT MA          
BOSHLSBDR    CT MA          BOSLSRBDL    CT MA          
BOSLSRBDR    CT MA          BOSMWSBDL    CT MA          
BOSMWSBDR    CT MA          BOSNPWBDL    CT MA          
BOSNPWBDR    CT MA          BOSOPUBDL    CT MA          
BOSOSOBDL    CT MA          BOSPNSBDL    CT MA          
BOSPNSBDR    CT MA          BOSPSHBDL    CT MA          
BOSPSHBDR    CT MA          BOSSMWBDL    CT MA          
BOSSMWBDR    CT MA          BOSSPSBDL    CT MA          
BOSSPSBDR    CT MA          BOSSVSBDL    CT MA           
BOSSVSBDR    CT MA          BOSWSWBDL    CT MA          
BOSWSWBDR    CT MA          


A. PLATT
NWWS PROGRAM LEADER
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

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NATIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE MESSAGE FOR NWWS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
915 AM EST FRI FEB 23 19965


              NWWS CHANGE NOTICE NO. 245
                EFFECTIVE DATE:  3/6/96


(DRG1878)  ON THE ABOVE EFFECTIVE DATE... PRODUCTS ISSUED 
BY WSFO BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS (BOX) WILL BE ADDED TO THE 
RI STATE CIRCUIT OF THE NWWS.


PRODUCT    TITLE                    ISSUE TIMES IN UTC
---------  ---------------------    ------------------
BOSCEMBOS  CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE           AS NEEDED
BOSCFWBOS  COASTAL FLOOD WARNING,            AS NEEDED
           WATCH, STATEMENT
BOSFFABOS  FLASH FLOOD WATCH                 AS NEEDED
BOSFFSBOS  FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT             AS NEEDED
BOSFWFBOS  ROUTINE FIRE WEATHER FORECAST  DAILY 5-6 AM
BOSHLSBOS  HURRICANE LOCAL STATEMENT         AS NEEDED
BOSLSRBOS  LOCAL STORM REPORT                AS NEEDED
BOSMWSBOS  MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT          AS NEEDED
BOSNPWBOS  NON PRECIPITATION WARNING         AS NEEDED
BOSOPUBOS  OTHER PUBLIC PRODUCT              AS NEEDED
BOSPNSBOS  PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT      AS NEEDED
BOSPSHBOS  POST STORM HURRICANE REPORT       AS NEEDED
BOSSPSBOS  SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT         AS NEEDED
BOSSVSBOS  SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT          AS NEEDED
BOSSWRMA   STATE WEATHER ROUNDUP                HOURLY
BOSWSWBOS  WINTER STORM WARNING              AS NEEDED

WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND (PVD) IS 
NO LONGER GENERATING THE PRODUCTS BELOW.  ON THE ABOVE 
EFFECTIVE DATE... THOSE PRODUCTS WILL NO LONGER BE 
AVAILABLE THE MASSACHUSETTS (MA) OR RHODE ISLAND (RI) 
STATE CIRCUITS OF THE NWWS:

BOSAQIPVD    BOSCEMPVD    BOSCFWPVD    BOSCWFPVD            
BOSSMWPVD    BOSSPSPVD    BOSSVSPVD    BOSWSWPVD    
BOSFFSPVD    BOSHLSPVD    BOSNPWPVD    BOSOPUPVD 
BOSLSRPVD    BOSMWSPVD    BOSPNSPVD    BOSPSHPVD

A. PLATT
NWWS PROGRAM LEADER
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

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