961212: RadioSondes- NOUS (fwd)


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SPECIAL NCEP DISCUSSION
CENTRAL OPERATIONS / NCEP / NWS / WASHINGTON DC
1845 UTC WED DEC 11 1996

111845Z  RE NWS POLICY FOR SECOND RELEASE OF RADIOSONDES...
A SECOND RELEASE WILL BE CONSIDERED AS ANY OTHER RELEASE IN
ADDITION TO THE NORMALLY SCHEDULED TWO RELEASES PER DAY AT
00Z AND 12Z.  FAILED FIRST RELEASES AND FIRST RELEASES THAT
ARE CONSIDERED INCOMPLETE - I.E. - DID NOT MAKE 400MB - WILL
BE CANDIDATES FOR CONSIDERATION OF A SECOND RELEASE.  THIS
POLICY IS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY.

WEINBRENNER/SDM/QAP/NCEP