960401: ASOS Comm (fwd)

There are some problems with lats/lons/elevations on the appended
commissioning notice that was posted earlier today.  Unidata is
investigating and will advise upon receipt of corrected information.

Linda Miller
External Programs Coordinator           Telephone: (303) 497-8646
UCAR/Unidata Program Center             Fax: (303) 497-8690
P.O. Box 3000                           E-mail: lmiller@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Boulder, CO 80307-3000                  http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT ...PART 1 OF 2 PARTS...
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
945 AM EST MON APR 01 1996

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

SUBJECT      ASOS COMMISSIONING NOTICES...

                      .....  NOTICE  ......

      ANOTHER MILESTONE IN THE AUTOMATED SURFACE OBSERVING SYSTEM
(ASOS) PROGRAM WILL BE REACHED ON APRIL 1... 1996 WHEN THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE (NWS)COMMISSIONS THE NWS-SPONSORED ASOSS AT-

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

ALPENA COUNTY REGIONAL AIRPORT (APN)
ALPENA... MICHIGAN

            LATITUDE           45 DEGREES 04 MINUTES NORTH
            LONGITUDE          83 DEGREES 34 MINUTES WEST
            ELEVATION         689 FEET

BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (BWI)
BALTIMORE... MARYLAND

            LATITUDE           39 DEGREES 10 MINUTES NORTH
            LONGITUDE          76 DEGREES 41 MINUTES WEST
            ELEVATION         194 FEET

LOGAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (BOS)
BOSTON... MASSACHUSETTS

            LATITUDE           42 DEGREES 22 MINUTES NORTH
            LONGITUDE          71 DEGREES 01 MINUTES WEST
            ELEVATION         229 FEET

NATRONA COUNTY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (CPR)
CASPER.... WYOMING

            LATITUDE           42 DEGREES 54 MINUTES NORTH
            LONGITUDE         106 DEGREES 28 MINUTES WEST
            ELEVATION        5320 FEET


DEL RIO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (DRT)
DEL RIO... TEXAS

            LATITUDE           29 DEGREES 22 MINUTES NORTH
            LONGITUDE         100 DEGREES 55 MINUTES WEST
            ELEVATION        1027 FEET


DULUTH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (DLH)
DULUTH... MINNESOTA

            LATITUDE           46 DEGREES 51 MINUTES NORTH
            LONGITUDE          92 DEGREES 11 MINUTES WEST
            ELEVATION        1427 FEET

WALKER FIELD (GJT)
GRAND JUNCTION... COLORADO

            LATITUDE           39 DEGREES 08 MINUTES NORTH
            LONGITUDE         108 DEGREES 32 MINUTES WEST
            ELEVATION        4765 FEET

GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG AIRPORT (GSP)
GREER... SOUTH CAROLINA

            LATITUDE           35 DEGREES 03 MINUTES NORTH
            LONGITUDE         106 DEGREES 37 MINUTES WEST
            ELEVATION        5310 FEET

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...PART 2 OF 2 PARTS...
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
945 AM MON APR 01 1996

ASOS COMMISSIONING

ROSCOMMON COUNTY AIRPORT (HTL)
HOUGHTON LAKE... MICHIGAN

            LATITUDE           43 DEGREES 12 MINUTES NORTH
            LONGITUDE          71 DEGREES 30 MINUTES WEST
            ELEVATION         341 FEET

DANE COUNTY REGIONAL-TRUAX FIELD (MSN)
MADISON... WISCONSIN

            LATITUDE           24 DEGREES 33 MINUTES NORTH
            LONGITUDE          81 DEGREES 45 MINUTES WEST
            ELEVATION          19 FEET

STEFAN MEMORIAL AIRPORT (OFK)
NORFOLK... NEBRASKA

            LATITUDE           38 DEGREES 03 MINUTES NORTH
            LONGITUDE          84 DEGREES 36 MINUTES WEST
            ELEVATION         987 FEET

(SDB)
SANDBERG... CALIFORNIA

            LATITUDE           31 DEGREES 57 MINUTES NORTH
            LONGITUDE         102 DEGREES 13 MINUTES WEST
            ELEVATION        2862 FEET

SAVANNAH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (SAV)
SAVANNAH... GEORGIA

            LATITUDE           36 DEGREES 54 MINUTES NORTH
            LONGITUDE          76 DEGREES 12 MINUTES WEST
            ELEVATION          21 FEET

FOSS FIELD (FSD)
SIOUX FALLS... SOUTH DAKOTA

            LATITUDE           38 DEGREES 03 MINUTES NORTH
            LONGITUDE          84 DEGREES 36 MINUTES WEST
            ELEVATION         987 FEET

TALLAHASSEE REGIONAL AIRPORT (TLH)
TALLAHASSEE... FLORIDA

            LATITUDE           31 DEGREES 57 MINUTES NORTH
            LONGITUDE         102 DEGREES 13 MINUTES WEST
            ELEVATION        2862 FEET

WATERLOO MUNICIPAL AIRPORT (ALO)
WATERLOO... IOWA

            LATITUDE           36 DEGREES 54 MINUTES NORTH
            LONGITUDE          76 DEGREES 12 MINUTES WEST
            ELEVATION          21 FEET

WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (AVP)
WILKESBARRE-SCRANTON... PENNSYLVANIA

            LATITUDE           42 DEGREES 55 MINUTES NORTH
            LONGITUDE         112 DEGREES 34 MINUTES WEST
            ELEVATION        4460 FEET

SLOULIN FIELD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (ISN)
WILLISTON... NORTH DAKOTA

            LATITUDE           42 DEGREES 55 MINUTES NORTH
            LONGITUDE         112 DEGREES 34 MINUTES WEST
            ELEVATION        4460 FEET

BRADLEY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (BDL)
WINDSOR LOCKS... CONNECTICUT

            LATITUDE           42 DEGREES 55 MINUTES NORTH
            LONGITUDE         112 DEGREES 34 MINUTES WEST
            ELEVATION        4460 FEET

YAKIMA AIR TERMINAL (YKM)
YAKIMA... WASHINGTON

            LATITUDE           42 DEGREES 55 MINUTES NORTH
            LONGITUDE         112 DEGREES 34 MINUTES WEST
            ELEVATION        4460 FEET

   THE COMMISSIONINGS WILL OCCUR AT APPROXIMATELY MIDNIGHT
(12 O~CLOCK AM) LOCAL TIME AT THESE SITES.  THIS WILL BRING THE
TOTAL NUMBER OF COMMISSIONED ASOSS TO 230 (168 NWS SITES AND 62
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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