120296: ASOS-announcement & correction

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FOS NOTICE NO. 1000                11-27-96


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 DECEMBER 1... 1996
WHEN THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ COMMISSIONS THE
NWS-SPONSORED ASOSS AT

LANDER /KLAN/
LANDER... WYOMING

SHERIDAN COUNTY AIRPORT /KSHR/
SHERIDAN... WYOMING

QUILLAYUTE STATE AIRPORT /KUIL/
QUILLAYUTE... WASHINGTON

THE COMMISSIONINGS WILL OCCUR AT APPROXIMATELY MIDNIGHT
/12 O CLOCK AM/ LOCAL TIME AT THESE SITES.

THIS WILL BRING THE TOTAL NUMBER OF COMMISSIONED ASOSS TO
339 /220 NWS SITES AND 119 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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FOS NOTICE NO. 1000   CORRECTION             12-02-96
 
ATTENTION    FAMILY OF SERVICES SUBSCRIBERS/NOAA WEATHER
             WIRE SERVICE SUBSCRIBERS
 
SUBJECT      ASOS COMMISSIONING NOTICE...
 
THE STATION NUMBER FOR LANDER... WYOMING SHOULD HAVE BEEN KLND
INSTEAD OF KLAN.
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