960628: ASOS Commissioning (fwd)

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
230 PM 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 OF NWS PRODUCTS

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 JULY 1... 1996 WHEN THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE (NWS) COMMISSIONS THE NWS-SPONSORED
ASOSS AT:

DESERT ROCK AIRPORT (DRA)
MERCURY... NEVADA

NEWARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (EWR)
NEWARK... NEW JERSEY

FORT WAYNE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (FWA)
FORT WAYNE... INDIANA

STRAUBEL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (GRB)
GREEN BAY... WISCONSIN

ORLANDO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MCO)
ORLANDO... FLORIDA

MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MIA)
MIAMI... FLORIDA

PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (PIT)
PITTSBURGH... PENNSYLVANIA

REDDING MUNICIPAL AIRPORT (RDD)
REDDING... CALIFORNIA

GREATER ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (ROC)
ROCHESTER... NEW YORK

MICHIANA REGIONAL AIRPORT (SBN)
SOUTH BEND... INDIANA
   THE COMMISSIONINGS WILL OCCUR AT APPROXIMATELY MIDNIGHT
(12 O~CLOCK AM) LOCAL TIME AT THESE SITES.  THIS WILL BRING THE 
TOTAL NUMBER OF COMMISSIONED ASOSS TO 283 (199 NWS SITES AND 84 
FAA SITES).  COMMISSIONING OF THESE SITES MEANS THAT THE ASOSS 
WILL PRODUCE AUTOMATED... AROUND-THE-CLOCK SURFACE AVIATION 
OBSERVATIONS.

     THE NWS FORECAST OFFICES RESPONSIBLE FOR THESE SITES... 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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ZCZC WSHPNSWSH ALL
TTAA00 KWSH DDHHMM
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
230 PM 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 OF NWS PRODUCTS
 
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 JULY 1... 1996 WHEN THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE (NWS) COMMISSIONS THE NWS-SPONSORED
ASOSS AT:
 
DESERT ROCK AIRPORT (DRA)
MERCURY... NEVADA
 
NEWARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (EWR)
NEWARK... NEW JERSEY
 
FORT WAYNE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (FWA)
FORT WAYNE... INDIANA
 
STRAUBEL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (GRB)
GREEN BAY... WISCONSIN
 
ORLANDO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MCO)
ORLANDO... FLORIDA
 
MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MIA)
MIAMI... FLORIDA
 
PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (PIT)
PITTSBURGH... PENNSYLVANIA
 
REDDING MUNICIPAL AIRPORT (RDD)
REDDING... CALIFORNIA
 
GREATER ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (ROC)
ROCHESTER... NEW YORK
 
MICHIANA REGIONAL AIRPORT (SBN)
SOUTH BEND... INDIANA
   THE COMMISSIONINGS WILL OCCUR AT APPROXIMATELY MIDNIGHT
(12 O~CLOCK AM) LOCAL TIME AT THESE SITES.  THIS WILL BRING THE 
TOTAL NUMBER OF COMMISSIONED ASOSS TO 283 (199 NWS SITES AND 84 
FAA SITES).  COMMISSIONING OF THESE SITES MEANS THAT THE ASOSS 
WILL PRODUCE AUTOMATED... AROUND-THE-CLOCK SURFACE AVIATION 
OBSERVATIONS.
 
     THE NWS FORECAST OFFICES RESPONSIBLE FOR THESE SITES... 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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