960730: FonDuLacRe: ASOS Commissioning Notice (fwd)

ZCZC WSHPNSWSH ALL
TTAA00 KWSH DDHHMM

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
235 PM EDT TUE JUL 30 1996

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

SUBJECT      ASOS COMMISSIONING NOTICE... 

                       ..... NOTICE .....

      ANOTHER MILESTONE IN THE AUTOMATED SURFACE OBSERVING SYSTEM
/ASOS/ PROGRAM WAS REACHED ON JULY 29... 1996 WHEN THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ AND THE FEDERAL AVIATION
ADMINISTRATION /FAA/ COMMISSIONED THE FAA-SPONSORED ASOS AT:

FOND DU LAC COUNTY AIRPORT /FLD/
FOND DU LAC... WISCONSIN

     THE COMMISSIONING TOOK PLACE AT APPROXIMATELY 1800 UTC.  THIS 
BRINGS THE TOTAL NUMBER OF COMMISSIONED ASOSS TO 288 /199 NWS SITES AND 89
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.

END
NNNN