960712L Re: DECOMMISSIONING OF THE EVANSVILLE, IN WSR-57 (fwd)

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
145 PM EDT FRI JUL 12 1996

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

SUBJECT      RADAR DECOMMISSIONING NOTICE ..... 
             EVANSVILLE ... INDIANA


                       ..... NOTICE .....

SINCE THE LOUISVILLE AND PADUCAH ... KENTUCKY ... DOPPLER
WEATHER SURVEILLANCE RADARS /WSR-88D/ HAVE BEEN COMMISSIONED
BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ... USERS NOTIFIED AND
SERVICES CONFIRMED ... THE MAJOR CRITERIA FOR
DECOMMISSIONING THE WSR-57 AT EVANSVILLE ... INDIANA ...
/RADAR IDENTIFIER - EVV/ HAVE BEEN COMPLETED.  THEREFORE ...
THE EVANSVILLE WSR-57 RADAR WILL BE DECOMMISSIONED
OFFICIALLY ON FRIDAY ... JULY 12 ... 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 OF CALL /301/ 713-0070.

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