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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
115 PM EDT WED MAY 15 1996

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

SUBJECT:     NEXRAD COMMISSIONING NOTICE... FLAGSTAFF... ARIZONA
             


                       ..... NOTICE .....

ANOTHER MILESTONE IN THE DOPPLER... WEATHER SURVEILLANCE RADAR... 
/WSR-88D/ PROGRAM WILL BE REACHED ON MAY 22... 1996... WHEN THE 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ COMMISSIONS THE WSR-88D RADAR FOR 
FLAGSTAFF... ARIZONA /RADAR IDENTIFIER - FSX/.  THIS WILL BRING
THE TOTAL OF COMMISSIONED NWS WSR-88D RADARS TO 97.

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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