960508: Shreveport-radar decommissioning (fwd)

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
315 PM EDT TUE JUN 4 1996

ATTENTION    ALL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ OFFICES/ 
             FAMILY OF SERVICES SUBSCRIBERS / NOAA WEATHER  
             WIRE SERVICE SUBSCRIBERS / OTHER NWS CUSTOMERS 
        
SUBJECT      RADAR DECOMMISSIONING NOTICE ..... 
             SHREVEPORT ... LOUISIANA


                       ..... NOTICE .....

SINCE THE SHREVEPORT ... LOUISIANA DOPPLER WEATHER
SURVEILLANCE RADAR /WSR-88D/ HAS BEEN COMMISSIONED BY THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ... USERS NOTIFIED AND SERVICE
CONFIRMED ... THE MAJOR CRITERIA FOR DECOMMISSIONING THE
WSR-74C AT SHREVEPORT ... LOUISIANA /RADAR IDENTIFIER - SHV/
HAVE BEEN COMPLETED.  THEREFORE ... THE SHREVEPORT WSR-74C
RADAR WILL BE DECOMMISSIONED OFFICIALLY ON WEDNESDAY ...
JUNE 5 ... 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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