961024: 2 parts-Decatur AL & Santa Ana-NOUS (fwd)

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FOS NOTICE NO.  978              10-23-96
     
ATTENTION    FAMILY OF SERVICES SUBSCRIBERS / NOAA WEATHER
             WIRE SERVICE SUBSCRIBERS
     
SUBJECT      ASOS COMMISSIONING NOTICE...
     
ANOTHER MILESTONE IN THE AUTOMATED SURFACE OBSERVING SYSTEM 
/ASOS/ PROGRAM WILL BE REACHED ON OCTOBER 23... 1996 WHEN THE 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ AND THE FEDERAL AVIATION 
ADMINISTRATION /FAA/COMMISSION THE FAA-SPONSORED ASOS AT
     
PRYOR FIELD /KDCU/
DECATUR... ALABAMA
     
THE COMMISSIONING WILL OCCUR AT APPROXIMATELY 1800UTC. 
THIS WILL BRING THE TOTAL NUMBER OF COMMISSIONED ASOSS
TO 327  /214 NWS SITES AND 113 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.
     
DRGITEM 2017
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY
     
/DRG2017/ EFFECTIVE ON THE ABOVE DATE  1 RADAR OBSERVATION 
/ROB/ CATEGORY PRODUCT FOR THE SANTA ANA  CA  WSR-88D SITE 
WILL BE ADDED TO FOS AND 1 ROB PRODUCT WILL BE DELETED FROM 
FOS.  THESE PRODUCT CHANGES CORRECT A SITE ID ERROR.
     
CATEGORY         ROB - RADAR OBSERVATION
     
ADDED TO THE COLLECTIVE SDUS40 KMKC
AFOS PIL
LAXROBSOX
     
DELETE FROM THE COLLECTIVE SDUS40 KMKC 
AFOS PIL
OMAROBRIX
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