961210: ASOS College Station & Conroe


536 
NOUS41 KWBC 101543
PNSWSH
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
1100 AM EST TUE DEC 10 1996
 
ATTENTION:     ALL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE (NWS) OFFICES/  
               FAMILY OF SERVICES SUBSCRIBERS / NOAA WEATHER WIRE 
               SERVICE SUBSCRIBERS / OTHER NWS PRODUCT USERS
 
FROM:          DONALD R. WERNLY...CHIEF...CUSTOMER SERVICE
 
SUBJECT:       ASOS COMMISSIONING NOTICE... 
 
                       ..... NOTICE .....
 
      ANOTHER MILESTONE IN THE AUTOMATED SURFACE OBSERVING SYSTEM
(ASOS) PROGRAM WILL BE REACHED ON DECEMBER 10... 1996 WHEN THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE (NWS) AND THE FEDERAL AVIATION
ADMINISTRATION (FAA) COMMISSION THE FAA-SPONSORED ASOSS AT:
 
     EASTERWOOD FIELD (KCLL)
     COLLEGE STATION... TEXAS
 
     MONTGOMERY COUNTY AIRPORT (KCXO)
     CONROE... TEXAS
 
     THE COMMISSIONINGS WILL OCCUR AT APPROXIMATELY 1800UTC. 
THIS WILL BRING THE TOTAL NUMBER OF COMMISSIONED ASOSS TO 346 
(221 NWS SITES AND 125 FAA SITES).  COMMISSIONING OF THESE SITES
MEANS THAT THE ASOS 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.
 
END