960507: ASOS decomm. msg's DSM MSN (fwd)

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
910 AM EDT TUE MAY 7 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
     
SUBJECTS     1. RADAR DECOMMISSIONING NOTICE... 
             DES MOINES... IOWA       

             2. RADAR DECOMMISSIONING NOTICE... 
             MADISON... WISCONSIN


             1. ..... NOTICE .....

      WITH THE DOPPLER... WEATHER SURVEILLANCE RADAR...
/WSR-88D/ COMMISSIONED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/
FOR DES MOINES... IOWA... USERS NOTIFIED... AND SERVICES
CONFIRMED... THE MAJOR CRITERIA FOR DECOMMISSIONING THE
WSR-57 AT DES MOINES... IOWA /RADAR IDENTIFIER - DSM/ HAVE
BEEN COMPLETED.  THEREFORE... THE WSR-57 RADAR WILL BE
DECOMMISSIONED OFFICIALLY ON MAY 7... 1996.

      DECOMMISSIONING MEANS THAT THIS RADAR IS NO LONGER
ISSUING PRODUCTS... SUCH AS THE RADAR OBSERVATION /ROB/
MESSAGE... IN AN OFFICIAL CAPACITY.

      PERSONS WISHING MORE INFORMATION CONCERNING THE
CURRENT RADAR NETWORK SHOULD CONTACT THEIR LOCAL NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE OR CALL /301/ 713-0070.


             2. ..... NOTICE .....

      WITH THE DOPPLER... WEATHER SURVEILLANCE RADAR...
/WSR-88D/ COMMISSIONED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/
FOR MILWAUKEE... WISCONSIN... USERS NOTIFIED... AND SERVICES
CONFIRMED... THE MAJOR CRITERIA FOR DECOMMISSIONING THE
WSR-74C AT MADISON... WISCONSIN /RADAR IDENTIFIER - MSN/
HAVE BEEN COMPLETED.  THEREFORE... THE WSR-74C RADAR WILL BE
DECOMMISSIONED OFFICIALLY ON MAY 7... 1996.

      DECOMMISSIONING MEANS THAT THIS RADAR IS NO LONGER
ISSUING PRODUCTS... SUCH AS THE RADAR OBSERVATION /ROB/
MESSAGE... IN AN OFFICIAL CAPACITY.

      PERSONS WISHING MORE INFORMATION CONCERNING THE
CURRENT RADAR NETWORK SHOULD CONTACT THEIR LOCAL NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE OR CALL /301/ 713-0070.

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