960913: ASOS-Lawton-NOUS (fwd)

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
1050 AM EDT FRI SEP 13 1996
 
ATTENTION    ALL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ OFFICES/ 
             FAMILY OF SERVICES SUBSCRIBERS / NOAA WEATHER WIRE
             SERVICE SUBSCRIBERS / NWS CUSTOMERS AND OTHER USERS
 
SUBJECT      SPECIAL ASOS COMMISSIONING NOTICE
 
                       ..... SPECIAL NOTICE .....
 
      AN ESPECIALLY SIGNIFICANT MILESTONE IN THE AUTOMATED
SURFACE OBSERVING SYSTEM /ASOS/ PROGRAM WILL BE REACHED ON
SEPTEMBER 13... 1996 WHEN THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ AND
THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION /FAA/ COMMISSION THE
FAA-SPONSORED ASOS AT:
 
LAWTON MUNICIPAL AIRPORT /LAW/
LAWTON... OKLAHOMA
 
      LAWTON IS THE 100TH FAA-SPONSORED ASOS TO BE COMMISSIONED.
 
     THE COMMISSIONING WILL TAKE PLACE AT APPROXIMATELY 1800 UTC. 
THIS BRINGS THE TOTAL NUMBER OF COMMISSIONED ASOSS TO 310 /210
NWS SITES AND 100 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.
 
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