960913: radar decomiss

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
330 PM EDT THU SEP 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 ..... 
             ATHENS ... GEORGIA
 
 
                       ..... NOTICE .....
 
SINCE THE ATLANTA ... GEORGIA AND GREER ... SOUTH CAROLINA
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 ATHENS ... GEORGIA /RADAR
IDENTIFIER - AHN/ HAVE BEEN COMPLETED.  THEREFORE ... THE
ATHENS WSR-57 RADAR WILL BE DECOMMISSIONED OFFICIALLY ON
FRIDAY ... SEPTEMBER 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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