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FOS NOTICE NO. 1003                11-27-96

ATTENTION    FAMILY OF SERVICES SUBSCRIBERS/NOAA WEATHER
             WIRE SERVICE

SUBJECT      RADAR DECOMMISSIONING NOTICE .....
             NORTH PLATTE ... NEBRASKA

SINCE THE NORTH PLATTE ... NEBRASKA AND GOODLAND ... KANSAS
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-74C AT NORTH PLATTE ... NEBRASKA
/RADAR IDENTIFIER - LBF/ HAVE BEEN COMPLETED.  THEREFORE ...
THE NORTH PLATTE WSR-74C RADAR WILL BE DECOMMISSIONED
OFFICIALLY ON WEDNESDAY ... NOVEMBER 27 ... 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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