960430: FAA ASOS Comm for Alexandria LA (fwd)

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
415 PM EDT TUES APR 30 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


SUBJECT      ASOS COMMISSIONING NOTICES... 

                       ..... NOTICE .....

      ANOTHER MILESTONE IN THE AUTOMATED SURFACE OBSERVING SYSTEM
(ASOS) PROGRAM WILL BE REACHED ON APRIL 30... 1996 WHEN THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE (NWS) AND THE FEDERAL AVIATION
ADMINISTRATION (FAA) COMMISSION THE FAA-SPONSORED ASOS AT:

ALEXANDRIA ESLER REGIONAL AIRPORT (ESF)
ALEXANDRIA... LOUISIANA

     THE COMMISSIONING WILL OCCUR AT APPROXIMATELY 1800 UTC.  THIS WILL
BRING THE TOTAL NUMBER OF COMMISSIONED ASOSS TO 238 (168 NWS SITES AND 70
FAA SITES).  COMMISSIONING OF THIS SITE MEANS THAT THE ASOS WILL
PRODUCE AUTOMATED... AROUND-THE-CLOCK SURFACE AVIATION
OBSERVATIONS.

     THE NWS FORECAST OFFICES RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS SITE... 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
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
415 PM EDT TUES APR 30 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
 
 
SUBJECT      ASOS COMMISSIONING NOTICES... 
 
                       ..... NOTICE .....
 
      ANOTHER MILESTONE IN THE AUTOMATED SURFACE OBSERVING SYSTEM
(ASOS) PROGRAM WILL BE REACHED ON APRIL 30... 1996 WHEN THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE (NWS) AND THE FEDERAL AVIATION
ADMINISTRATION (FAA) COMMISSION THE FAA-SPONSORED ASOS AT:
 
ALEXANDRIA ESLER REGIONAL AIRPORT (ESF)
ALEXANDRIA... LOUISIANA
 
     THE COMMISSIONING WILL OCCUR AT APPROXIMATELY 1800 UTC.  THIS WILL
BRING THE TOTAL NUMBER OF COMMISSIONED ASOSS TO 238 (168 NWS SITES AND 70
FAA SITES).  COMMISSIONING OF THIS SITE MEANS THAT THE ASOS WILL
PRODUCE AUTOMATED... AROUND-THE-CLOCK SURFACE AVIATION
OBSERVATIONS.
 
     THE NWS FORECAST OFFICES RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS SITE... 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


NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC


415 PM EDT TUES APR 30 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


 


 


SUBJECT      ASOS COMMISSIONING NOTICES... 


 


                       ..... NOTICE .....


 


      ANOTHER MILESTONE IN THE AUTOMATED SURFACE OBSERVING SYSTEM


(ASOS) PROGRAM WILL BE REACHED ON APRIL 30... 1996 WHEN THE


NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE (NWS) AND THE FEDERAL AVIATION


ADMINISTRATION (FAA) COMMISSION THE FAA-SPONSORED ASOS AT:


 


ALEXANDRIA ESLER REGIONAL AIRPORT (ESF)


ALEXANDRIA... LOUISIANA


 


     THE COMMISSIONING WILL OCCUR AT APPROXIMATELY 1800 UTC.  THIS WILL


BRING THE TOTAL NUMBER OF COMMISSIONED ASOSS TO 238 (168 NWS SITES AND 70


FAA SITES).  COMMISSIONING OF THIS SITE MEANS THAT THE ASOS WILL


PRODUCE AUTOMATED... AROUND-THE-CLOCK SURFACE AVIATION


OBSERVATIONS.


 


     THE NWS FORECAST OFFICES RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS SITE... 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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