960729: radar decommissionings (fwd)

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
410 PM EDT MON JUL 29 1996

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

1. SUBJECT:  RADAR DECOMMISSIONING NOTICE ..... 
             AUGUSTA ... GEORGIA

2. SUBJECT:  RADAR DECOMMISSIONING NOTICE ..... 
             SPRINGFIELD ... ILLINOIS

             1... NOTICE .....

SINCE THE COLUMBIA ... SOUTH CAROLINA AND ATLANTA ...
GEORGIA 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-74C AT AUGUSTA ... GEORGIA /RADAR
IDENTIFIER - AGS/ HAVE BEEN COMPLETED.  THEREFORE ... THE
AUGUSTA WSR-74C RADAR WILL BE DECOMMISSIONED OFFICIALLY ON
TUESDAY ... JULY 30 ... 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.

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

SINCE THE CENTRAL ILLINOIS /LINCOLN/ DOPPLER WEATHER
SURVEILLANCE RADAR /WSR-88D/ HAS BEEN COMMISSIONED BY THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ... USERS NOTIFIED AND SERVICES
CONFIRMED ... THE MAJOR CRITERIA FOR DECOMMISSIONING THE
WSR-74C AT SPRINGFIELD ... ILLINOIS /RADAR IDENTIFIER - SPI/
HAVE BEEN COMPLETED.  THEREFORE ... THE SPRINGFIELD WSR-74C
RADAR WILL BE DECOMMISSIONED OFFICIALLY ON TUESDAY ... JULY
30 ... 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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