960801: NEXRAD Commissioning of North Platte (LNX) (fwd)

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
1045 AM EDT THU AUG 01 1996


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

SUBJECT:            NEXRAD COMMISSIONING NOTICE... NORTH PLATTE...
                    NEBRASKA
              


                       ..... NOTICE .....

ANOTHER MILESTONE IN THE DOPPLER... WEATHER SURVEILLANCE RADAR...
(WSR-88D) PROGRAM WILL BE REACHED TODAY,  AUGUST 01... 1996...
WHEN THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE (NWS) COMMISSIONS THE WSR-88D
RADAR FOR NORTH PLATTE... NEBRASKA (RADAR IDENTIFIER - LNX). 
THIS WILL BRING THE TOTAL OF COMMISSIONED NWS WSR-88D RADARS TO
106.

COMMISSIONING MEANS THAT THESE RADARS ARE NOW ISSUING PRODUCTS...
SUCH AS THE RADAR OBSERVATION (ROB) MESSAGE... IN AN OFFICIAL
CAPACITY.  ALSO...PRODUCTS FROM THE NEXRAD INFORMATION
DISSEMINATION SERVICE WILL NO LONGER HAVE AN EXPERIMENTAL OR TEST
MESSAGE APPENDED TO THEM.  

PERSONS WISHING MORE INFORMATION CONCERNING THE WSR-88D SHOULD
CONTACT THEIR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE OR CALL 
301 713-0070.

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