960429: Nexrad Commissioning of Elko, NV (fwd)

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
1000 AM EDT MON APR 29 1996

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

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

SUBJECT      NEXRAD COMMISSIONING NOTICES... ELKO... NEVADA
                  AND MEDFORD... OREGON       


                       ..... NOTICE .....

ANOTHER MILESTONE IN THE DOPPLER... WEATHER SURVEILLANCE RADAR...
(WSR-88D) PROGRAM WILL BE REACHED ON APRIL 29... 1996... WHEN THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE (NWS) COMMISSIONS THE WSR-88D RADAR FOR
ELKO... NEVADA (RADAR IDENTIFIER - LRX) AND ON APRIL 30...
1996... WHEN THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE (NWS) COMMISSIONS THE
WSR-88D RADAR FOR MEDFORD... OREGON (RADAR IDENTIFIER - MAX).
THIS WILL BRING THE TOTAL OF COMMISSIONED NWS WSR-88D RADARS TO
95.

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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