960628: St. Paul-ASOS-COM (fwd)

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTING TIME/DAY OF WEEK LINE...
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
0915 AM EDT FRI JUNE 28 1996

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

FROM           DONALD R. WERNLY...CHIEF...CUSTOMER SERVICE

SUBJECT        ASOS COMMISSIONING NOTICE... 

                       ..... NOTICE .....

ANOTHER MILESTONE IN THE AUTOMATED SURFACE OBSERVING SYSTEM
(ASOS) PROGRAM WILL BE REACHED ON JUNE 28... 1996 WHEN THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE (NWS) AND THE FEDERAL AVIATION
ADMINISTRATION (FAA) COMMISSION THE FAA-SPONSORED ASOS AT -

ST. PAUL DOWNTOWN AIRPORT (STP)
ST. PAUL... MINNESOTA

THE COMMISSIONING WILL OCCUR AT APPROXIMATELY 1800 UTC.  THIS WILL
BRING THE TOTAL NUMBER OF COMMISSIONED ASOSS TO 273 (189 NWS SITES
AND 84 FAA SITES).  COMMISSIONING OF THIS SITE MEANS THAT THE ASOS
WILL PRODUCE AUTOMATED... AROUND-THE-CLOCK SURFACE AVIATION
OBSERVATIONS.

THE NWS FORECAST OFFICE RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS SITE... AS WELL AS THE
ASOS OPERATIONS AND MONITORING CENTER (AOMC) IN SILVER SPRING...
MARYLAND... WILL MONITOR ASOS PRODUCTS AND COORDINATE MAINTENANCE
ACTIONS AS NEEDED.  NOTE: BECAUSE ASOS OBSERVATIONAL FORMATS ARE
DIFFERENT FROM MANUAL OBSERVATIONAL FORMATS... AUTOMATED DECODER
PROGRAMS MAY REQUIRE SOFTWARE MODIFICATIONS.  

PERSONS WISHING MORE INFORMATION CONCERNING ASOS SHOULD CONTACT
THEIR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE OR CALL (301)
713-1792... FAX (301) 713-0959.

FOR INFORMATION CONCERNING FUTURE ASOS COMMISSIONINGS... CALL (301)
713-0070.

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTING TIME/DAY OF WEEK LINE...
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
0915 AM EDT FRI JUNE 28 1996
 
ATTENTION      ALL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE (NWS) OFFICES/        
               FAMILY OF SERVICES SUBSCRIBERS / NOAA WEATHER WIRE 
               SERVICE SUBSCRIBERS / NWS CUSTOMERS AND OTHER USERS
 
FROM           DONALD R. WERNLY...CHIEF...CUSTOMER SERVICE
 
SUBJECT        ASOS COMMISSIONING NOTICE... 
 
                       ..... NOTICE .....
 
ANOTHER MILESTONE IN THE AUTOMATED SURFACE OBSERVING SYSTEM
(ASOS) PROGRAM WILL BE REACHED ON JUNE 28... 1996 WHEN THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE (NWS) AND THE FEDERAL AVIATION
ADMINISTRATION (FAA) COMMISSION THE FAA-SPONSORED ASOS AT -
 
ST. PAUL DOWNTOWN AIRPORT (STP)
ST. PAUL... MINNESOTA
 
THE COMMISSIONING WILL OCCUR AT APPROXIMATELY 1800 UTC.  THIS WILL
BRING THE TOTAL NUMBER OF COMMISSIONED ASOSS TO 273 (189 NWS SITES
AND 84 FAA SITES).  COMMISSIONING OF THIS SITE MEANS THAT THE ASOS
WILL PRODUCE AUTOMATED... AROUND-THE-CLOCK SURFACE AVIATION
OBSERVATIONS.
 
THE NWS FORECAST OFFICE RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS SITE... AS WELL AS THE
ASOS OPERATIONS AND MONITORING CENTER (AOMC) IN SILVER SPRING...
MARYLAND... WILL MONITOR ASOS PRODUCTS AND COORDINATE MAINTENANCE
ACTIONS AS NEEDED.  NOTE: BECAUSE ASOS OBSERVATIONAL FORMATS ARE
DIFFERENT FROM MANUAL OBSERVATIONAL FORMATS... AUTOMATED DECODER
PROGRAMS MAY REQUIRE SOFTWARE MODIFICATIONS.  
 
PERSONS WISHING MORE INFORMATION CONCERNING ASOS SHOULD CONTACT
THEIR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE OR CALL (301)
713-1792... FAX (301) 713-0959.
 
FOR INFORMATION CONCERNING FUTURE ASOS COMMISSIONINGS... CALL (301)
713-0070.
 
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