960404: Riverton Commissioning (fwd)

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
1145 AM EST THU APR 4 1996

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

FROM:        DONALD R. WERNLY...CHIEF...CUSTOMER SERVICE CORE

SUBJECT:     NEXRAD COMMISSIONING NOTICE... RIVERTON... WYOMING


                       ..... NOTICE .....

ANOTHER MILESTONE IN THE DOPPLER... WEATHER SURVEILLANCE RADAR...

(WSR-88D) PROGRAM WILL BE REACHED ON APR 10... 1996... WHEN THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE (NWS) COMMISSIONS THE WSR-88D RADAR FOR
RIVERTON... WYOMING (RADAR IDENTIFIER - RIW).  THIS WILL BRING
THE TOTAL OF COMMISSIONED NWS WSR-88D RADARS TO 93.

COMMISSIONING MEANS THAT THESE RADARS ARE NOW ISSUING PRODUCTS...
SUCH AS THE RADAR OBSERVATION (ROB) MESSAGE... IN AN OFFICIAL
CAPACITY.  ALSO...PRODUCTS FROM THE NEXRAD INFORMATION
DISSEMINATION SERVICE WILL NO LONGER HAVE AN EXPERIMENTAL OR TEST
MESSAGE APPENDED TO THEM.

PERSONS WISHING MORE INFORMATION CONCERNING THE WSR-88D SHOULD
CONTACT THEIR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE OR CALL
301 713-0070.

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