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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
1130 AM EST MON MAR 11 1996

EFFECTIVE APRIL 1 1996 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL CEASE
PROVIDING SPECIALIZED AGRICULTURAL WEATHER SERVICES. THIS ACTION IS
BEING TAKEN IN ACCORDANCE WITH PROVISIONS IN THE FUNDING LAW UNDER
WHICH NOAA AND THE NWS ARE CURRENTLY OPERATING...PROVISIONS WHICH CALL
FOR THE PRIVATIZATION OF THESE TYPE OF SPECIALIZED WEATHER SERVICES. 
 
IN THE SOUTHERN REGION OF THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE THE PRODUCTS TO
BE TERMINATED INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: 
 
          PRODUCT                  COMMUNICATONS IDENTIFIER 
     AGRICULTURAL WEATHER FORECASTS               AGF 
     AGRICULTURAL WEATHER ADVISORIES              AOA 
     AGRICULTURAL WEATHER OBSERVATIONS            AGO 
     FRUIT FROST FORECASTS                        FRF 
     30 DAY WEATHER OUTLOOK FOR AGRICULTURE       30A 
      
AGRICULTURAL INTERESTS NEEDING GENERAL WEATHER FORECAST INFORMATION
CAN FIND FORECASTS FOR MAXIMUM AND MINIMUM TEMPERATURES...PROBABILITY
OF PRECIPITATION...AND WIND DIRECTION AND SPEED IN THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE'S ZONE FORECAST PRODUCT. FROST AND FREEZE
WARNINGS/ADVISORIES WILL CONTINUE TO BE ISSUED AS SEPARATE PRODUCTS
DURING APPROPRIATE TIMES OF THE YEAR. 
 
AGRICULTURAL INTERESTS REQUIRING SPECIALIZED WEATHER FORECAST
INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE'S OFFICE OF
INDUSTRIAL METEOROLOGY FOR REFERRAL TO PRIVATE SECTOR METEOROLOGICAL
CONCERNS WHICH CAN PROVIDE SUCH SPECIALIZED SERVICES. THE NWS OFFICE
OF INDUSTRIAL METEOROLOGY CAN BE REACHED AT: 
 
          NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE OF INDUSTRIAL METEOROLOGY 
          1325 EAST-WEST HIGHWAY 
          SSMC 2, ROOM 18462 
          SILVER SPRING, MD 20910 
          PH:  301-713-0258 
          FAX: 301-713-0662