Radar decommiss-St. Louis, Columbia (fwd)

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
200 PM EDT TUE JUN 18 1996

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

SUBJECTS     1.     RADAR DECOMMISSIONING NOTICE ..... 
                    ST. LOUIS ... MISSOURI

             2.     RADAR DECOMMISSIONING NOTICE ..... 
                    COLUMBIA ... MISSOURI


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

SINCE THE ST. LOUIS ... MISSOURI 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-57 AT ST. LOUIS /RADAR IDENTIFIER - SPEM7/HAVE BEEN
COMPLETED.  THEREFORE ... THE ST. LOUIS WSR-57 RADAR WILL BE
DECOMMISSIONED OFFICIALLY ON WEDNESDAY ... JUNE 19 ....
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 .....

SINCE THE ST. LOUIS ... KANSAS CITY ... AND SPRINGFIELD ...
MISSOURI DOPPLER WEATHER SURVEILLANCE RADARS /WSR-88D/ HAVE
BEEN COMMISSIONED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ... USERS
NOTIFIED AND SERVICE CONFIRMED ... THE MAJOR CRITERIA FOR
DECOMMISSIONING THE WSR-74C AT COLUMBIA ... MISSOURI /RADAR
IDENTIFIER - COU/ HAVE BEEN COMPLETED.  THEREFORE ... THE
COLUMBIA WSR-74C RADAR WILL BE DECOMMISSIONED OFFICIALLY ON
WEDNESDAY ... JUNE 19 .... 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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