961007: ASOS commiss-NOUS (fwd)

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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
1145 AM EDT TUE OCT 1 1996
 
ATTENTION:   ALL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ OFFICES/ 
             FAMILY OF SERVICES SUBSCRIBERS / NOAA WEATHER WIRE
             SERVICE SUBSCRIBERS / OTHER NWS PRODUCT USERS
 
SUBJECT:     ASOS COMMISSIONING NOTICES... 
 
            1. MCALLEN TX
            2. ROSWELL NM    SEATTLE WA    SAN FRANCISCO CA
 
            1.  .................NOTICE......................
 
      ANOTHER MILESTONE IN THE AUTOMATED SURFACE OBSERVING SYSTEM
/ASOS/ PROGRAM WAS REACHED ON SEPTEMBER 30... 1996 WHEN THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ AND THE FEDERAL AVIATION
ADMINISTRATION /FAA/ COMMISSIONED THE FAA-SPONSORED ASOS AT:
 
MILLER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT /KMFE/
MCALLEN... TEXAS
 
   THE COMMISSIONING OCCURRED AT APPROXIMATELY 1800UTC.  THIS
BROUGHT THE TOTAL NUMBER OF COMMISSIONED ASOSS TO 320 /211 NWS
SITES AND 109 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.
 
2. .....................NOTICE..........................
 
      ANOTHER MILESTONE IN THE AUTOMATED SURFACE OBSERVING SYSTEM
/ASOS/ PROGRAM WILL BE REACHED ON OCTOBER 1... 1996 WHEN THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ COMMISSIONS THE NWS-SPONSORED
ASOSS AT:
 
ROSWELL INDUSTRIAL AIR CENTER AIRPORT /KROW/
ROSWELL... NEW MEXICO
 
SEATTLE-TACOMA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT /KSEA/
SEATTLE... WASHINGTON
 
SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT /KSFO/
SAN FRANCISCO... CALIFORNIA
 
   THE COMMISSIONINGS WILL OCCUR AT APPROXIMATELY MIDNIGHT
/12 OCLOCK NOON/ LOCAL TIME AT THESE SITES.  
 
      THIS WILL BRING THE TOTAL NUMBER OF COMMISSIONED ASOSS TO
323 /214 NWS SITES AND 109 FAA SITES/.  COMMISSIONING OF THESE
SITES MEANS THAT THE ASOSS WILL PRODUCE AUTOMATED...
AROUND-THE-CLOCK SURFACE AVIATION OBSERVATIONS.
 
     THE NWS FORECAST OFFICES RESPONSIBLE FOR THESE SITES... 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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