960314: DECOMM Longview, Hondo, Tucson (fwd)

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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
800 AM EST THU MAR 14 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      A. RADAR DECOMMISSIONING NOTICE... 
                LONGVIEW... TEXAS         

             B. RADAR DECOMMISSIONING NOTICE... 
                HONDO... TEXAS      

             C. RADAR DECOMMISSIONING NOTICE... 
                TUCSON... ARIZONA  

A......NOTICE.......

      WITH THE DOPPLER... WEATHER SURVEILLANCE RADARS...
/WSR-88D/ COMMISSIONED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/
FOR DALLAS... TEXAS AND SHREVEPORT... LOUISIANA... USERS
NOTIFIED... AND SERVICES CONFIRMED... THE MAJOR CRITERIA FOR
DECOMMISSIONING THE WSR-74S AT LONGVIEW... TEXAS /RADAR
IDENTIFIER - GGG/ HAVE BEEN COMPLETED.  THEREFORE... THE
WSR-74S RADAR WILL BE DECOMMISSIONED OFFICIALLY ON MAR 14...
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.

B...... NOTICE .....

      WITH THE DOPPLER... WEATHER SURVEILLANCE RADARS...
/WSR-88D/ COMMISSIONED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/
FOR AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO... TEXAS AND BY THE DEPARTMENT OF
DEFENSE FOR LAUGHLIN AFB... TEXAS... USERS NOTIFIED... AND
SERVICES CONFIRMED... THE MAJOR CRITERIA FOR DECOMMISSIONING
THE WSR-57 AT HONDO... TEXAS /RADAR IDENTIFIER - HDO/ HAVE
BEEN COMPLETED.  THEREFORE... THE WSR-57 RADAR WILL BE
DECOMMISSIONED OFFICIALLY ON MAR 14... 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.

C..... NOTICE .....

      WITH THE DOPPLER... WEATHER SURVEILLANCE RADAR...
/WSR-88D/ COMMISSIONED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/
FOR TUCSON... ARIZONA... USERS NOTIFIED... AND SERVICES
CONFIRMED... THE MAJOR CRITERIA FOR DECOMMISSIONING THE
WSR-74C AT TUCSON... ARIZONA /RADAR IDENTIFIER - TUS/ HAVE
BEEN COMPLETED.  THEREFORE... THE WSR-74C RADAR WILL BE
DECOMMISSIONED OFFICIALLY ON MAR 14... 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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