961121: 2 messages- ASOS & Terminal Fcst - NOUS (fwd)

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FOS NOTICE NO. 997                     11-21-96

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 NOVEMBER 21... 1996 WHEN
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ AND THE FEDERAL AVIATION
ADMINISTRATION /FAA/ COMMISSION THE FAA-SPONSORED ASOS AT

BURLINGTON REGIONAL AIRPORT /KBRL/
BURLINGTON... IOWA

THE COMMISSIONING WILL OCCUR AT APPROXIMATELY 1800UTC.  THIS
WILL BRING THE TOTAL NUMBER OF COMMISSIONED ASOSS TO 334 /217
NWS SITES AND 117 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.



NOTICE NOTICE NOTICE NOTICE NOTICE NOTICE NOTICE NOTICE

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY A NEW COLLECTIVE OF TERMINAL FORECASTS FOR
US MILITARY SITES IN ALASKA WILL BE ADDED TO THE FOS.  THIS
COLLECTIVE REPLACES THE FTAK70 KAWN COLLECTIVE.

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