960401: Correction to ASOS Comm (fwd)

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTION...PART 1 OF 2...
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
100 PM EST MON APR 1 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 CORRECTION...

THIS NOTICE CORRECTS THE LATITUDE... LONGITUDE... AND ELEVATION
ERRORS WHICH APPEARED IN THE PREVIOUSLY ISSUED NOTICE FOR APRIL 1

                       . . . NOTICE . . .

      ANOTHER MILESTONE IN THE AUTOMATED SURFACE OBSERVING SYSTEM
(ASOS) PROGRAM WAS REACHED ON APRIL 1... 1996 WHEN THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE (NWS)COMMISSIONED 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

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTION...PART 2 OF 2...
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
100 PM EST MON APR 1 1996

ASOS COMMISSIONING CORRECTION...

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:          34 DEGREES 53 MINUTES NORTH
            LONGITUDE:         82 DEGREES 13 MINUTES WEST
            ELEVATION:        948 FEET
ROSCOMMON COUNTY AIRPORT (HTL)
HOUGHTON LAKE... MICHIGAN
            LATITUDE:          44 DEGREES 21 MINUTES NORTH
            LONGITUDE:         84 DEGREES 40 MINUTES WEST
            ELEVATION:       1154 FEET
DANE COUNTY REGIONAL-TRUAX FIELD (MSN)
MADISON... WISCONSIN
            LATITUDE:          43 DEGREES 08 MINUTES NORTH
            LONGITUDE:         89 DEGREES 21 MINUTES WEST
            ELEVATION:        857 FEET
STEFAN MEMORIAL AIRPORT (OFK)
NORFOLK... NEBRASKA
            LATITUDE:          41 DEGREES 59 MINUTES NORTH
            LONGITUDE:         97 DEGREES 26 MINUTES WEST
            ELEVATION:       1544 FEET
SANDBERG... CALIFORNIA (SDB)
            LATITUDE:          34 DEGREES 45 MINUTES NORTH
            LONGITUDE:        118 DEGREES 43 MINUTES WEST
            ELEVATION:       4517 FEET
SAVANNAH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (SAV)
SAVANNAH... GEORGIA
            LATITUDE:          32 DEGREES 07 MINUTES NORTH
            LONGITUDE:         81 DEGREES 12 MINUTES WEST
            ELEVATION:         49 FEET
FOSS FIELD (FSD)
SIOUX FALLS... SOUTH DAKOTA
            LATITUDE:          43 DEGREES 35 MINUTES NORTH
            LONGITUDE:         96 DEGREES 45 MINUTES WEST
            ELEVATION:       1426 FEET

TALLAHASSEE REGIONAL AIRPORT (TLH)
TALLAHASSEE... FLORIDA
            LATITUDE:          30 DEGREES 24 MINUTES NORTH
            LONGITUDE:         84 DEGREES 21 MINUTES WEST
            ELEVATION:         55 FEET
WATERLOO MUNICIPAL AIRPORT (ALO)
WATERLOO... IOWA
            LATITUDE:          42 DEGREES 33 MINUTES NORTH
            LONGITUDE:         92 DEGREES 24 MINUTES WEST
            ELEVATION:        869 FEET
WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (AVP)
WILKESBARRE-SCRANTON... PENNSYLVANIA
            LATITUDE:          41 DEGREES 20 MINUTES NORTH
            LONGITUDE:         75 DEGREES 44 MINUTES WEST
            ELEVATION:        956 FEET
SLOULIN FIELD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (ISN)
WILLISTON... NORTH DAKOTA
            LATITUDE:          48 DEGREES 10 MINUTES NORTH
            LONGITUDE:        103 DEGREES 36 MINUTES WEST
            ELEVATION:       1900 FEET
BRADLEY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (BDL)
WINDSOR LOCKS... CONNECTICUT
            LATITUDE:          41 DEGREES 56 MINUTES NORTH
            LONGITUDE:         72 DEGREES 41 MINUTES WEST
            ELEVATION:        198 FEET
YAKIMA AIR TERMINAL (YKM)
YAKIMA... WASHINGTON
            LATITUDE:          46 DEGREES 34 MINUTES NORTH
            LONGITUDE:        120 DEGREES 32 MINUTES WEST
            ELEVATION:       1056 FEET

   THE COMMISSIONINGS OCCURRED AT APPROXIMATELY MIDNIGHT
(12 O~CLOCK AM) LOCAL TIME AT THESE SITES.  THIS BRINGS 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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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTION...PART 1 OF 2...
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
100 PM EST MON APR 1 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 CORRECTION...

THIS NOTICE CORRECTS THE LATITUDE... LONGITUDE... AND ELEVATION
ERRORS WHICH APPEARED IN THE PREVIOUSLY ISSUED NOTICE FOR APRIL 1

                       . . . NOTICE . . .

      ANOTHER MILESTONE IN THE AUTOMATED SURFACE OBSERVING SYSTEM
(ASOS) PROGRAM WAS REACHED ON APRIL 1... 1996 WHEN THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE (NWS)COMMISSIONED 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

END OF PART 1



PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTION...PART 2 OF 2...
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
100 PM EST MON APR 1 1996

ASOS COMMISSIONING CORRECTION...

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:          34 DEGREES 53 MINUTES NORTH
            LONGITUDE:         82 DEGREES 13 MINUTES WEST
            ELEVATION:        948 FEET
ROSCOMMON COUNTY AIRPORT (HTL)
HOUGHTON LAKE... MICHIGAN
            LATITUDE:          44 DEGREES 21 MINUTES NORTH
            LONGITUDE:         84 DEGREES 40 MINUTES WEST
            ELEVATION:       1154 FEET
DANE COUNTY REGIONAL-TRUAX FIELD (MSN)
MADISON... WISCONSIN
            LATITUDE:          43 DEGREES 08 MINUTES NORTH
            LONGITUDE:         89 DEGREES 21 MINUTES WEST
            ELEVATION:        857 FEET
STEFAN MEMORIAL AIRPORT (OFK)
NORFOLK... NEBRASKA
            LATITUDE:          41 DEGREES 59 MINUTES NORTH
            LONGITUDE:         97 DEGREES 26 MINUTES WEST
            ELEVATION:       1544 FEET
SANDBERG... CALIFORNIA (SDB)
            LATITUDE:          34 DEGREES 45 MINUTES NORTH
            LONGITUDE:        118 DEGREES 43 MINUTES WEST
            ELEVATION:       4517 FEET
SAVANNAH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (SAV)
SAVANNAH... GEORGIA
            LATITUDE:          32 DEGREES 07 MINUTES NORTH
            LONGITUDE:         81 DEGREES 12 MINUTES WEST
            ELEVATION:         49 FEET
FOSS FIELD (FSD)
SIOUX FALLS... SOUTH DAKOTA
            LATITUDE:          43 DEGREES 35 MINUTES NORTH
            LONGITUDE:         96 DEGREES 45 MINUTES WEST
            ELEVATION:       1426 FEET

TALLAHASSEE REGIONAL AIRPORT (TLH)
TALLAHASSEE... FLORIDA
            LATITUDE:          30 DEGREES 24 MINUTES NORTH
            LONGITUDE:         84 DEGREES 21 MINUTES WEST
            ELEVATION:         55 FEET
WATERLOO MUNICIPAL AIRPORT (ALO)
WATERLOO... IOWA
            LATITUDE:          42 DEGREES 33 MINUTES NORTH
            LONGITUDE:         92 DEGREES 24 MINUTES WEST
            ELEVATION:        869 FEET
WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (AVP)
WILKESBARRE-SCRANTON... PENNSYLVANIA
            LATITUDE:          41 DEGREES 20 MINUTES NORTH
            LONGITUDE:         75 DEGREES 44 MINUTES WEST
            ELEVATION:        956 FEET
SLOULIN FIELD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (ISN)
WILLISTON... NORTH DAKOTA
            LATITUDE:          48 DEGREES 10 MINUTES NORTH
            LONGITUDE:        103 DEGREES 36 MINUTES WEST
            ELEVATION:       1900 FEET
BRADLEY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (BDL)
WINDSOR LOCKS... CONNECTICUT
            LATITUDE:          41 DEGREES 56 MINUTES NORTH
            LONGITUDE:         72 DEGREES 41 MINUTES WEST
            ELEVATION:        198 FEET
YAKIMA AIR TERMINAL (YKM)
YAKIMA... WASHINGTON
            LATITUDE:          46 DEGREES 34 MINUTES NORTH
            LONGITUDE:        120 DEGREES 32 MINUTES WEST
            ELEVATION:       1056 FEET

   THE COMMISSIONINGS OCCURRED AT APPROXIMATELY MIDNIGHT
(12 O~CLOCK AM) LOCAL TIME AT THESE SITES.  THIS BRINGS 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.

END OF PART 2
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