960605: NEXRAD commissioning Charleston, Grand Junction (fwd)

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
915 AM EDT WED JUN 5 1996

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

SUBJECT 1.   NEXRAD COMMISSIONING NOTICE... CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA
SUBJECT 2.   NEXRAD COMMISSIONING NOTICE... GRAND JUNCTION  COLORADO
           
         1...... NOTICE .....

ANOTHER MILESTONE IN THE DOPPLER... WEATHER SURVEILLANCE RADAR... 
/WSR-88D/ PROGRAM WILL BE REACHED ON JUNE 6... 1996... WHEN THE 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ COMMISSIONS THE WSR-88D RADAR FOR 
CHARLESTON... SOUTH CAROLINA /RADAR IDENTIFIER - CLX/.  THIS WILL 
BRING THE TOTAL OF COMMISSIONED NWS WSR-88D RADARS TO 99.

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.

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

ANOTHER MILESTONE IN THE DOPPLER... WEATHER SURVEILLANCE RADAR... 
/WSR-88D/ PROGRAM WILL BE REACHED ON JUNE 5... 1996... WHEN THE 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ COMMISSIONS THE WSR-88D RADAR FOR 
GRAND JUNCTION... COLORADO /RADAR IDENTIFIER - GJX/.  THIS WILL BRING
HE TOTAL OF COMMISSIONED NWS WSR-88D RADARS TO 98.

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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