990115: ASOS Commiss-Morgantown, WV-NOUS (fwd)

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
1205 PM EST WED JAN 6 1999
 
ATTENTION:   ALL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE (NWS) OFFICES/ 
             FAMILY OF SERVICES SUBSCRIBERS / NOAAPORT USERS / 
             NOAA WEATHER WIRE SERVICE SUBSCRIBERS / OTHER NWS 
             PRODUCT USERS
 
SUBJECT:     ASOS COMMISSIONING NOTICE... 
 
                       ..... NOTICE .....
 
ON JANUARY 6... 1999 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE (NWS) AND THE
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA) WILL COMMISSION THE FAA-SPONSORED ASOS AT:
 
     MORGANTOWN MUNICIPAL - HART FIELD   (KMGW)
     MORGANTOWN... WV
 
THE COMMISSIONING WILL OCCUR AT APPROXIMATELY 1800 UTC.  
 
THIS BRINGS THE TOTAL NUMBER OF COMMISSIONED ASOSS TO 684 (303
NWS SITES AND 381 FAA SITES).  COMMISSIONING OF THIS SITE MEANS
THAT THE ASOS NOW PRODUCES AUTOMATED... AROUND-THE-CLOCK
OBSERVATIONS.
 
THE NWS FORECAST OFFICE RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS SITE... AS WELL AS
THE ASOS OPERATIONS AND MONITORING CENTER (800-242-8194) 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) 713-0341 X131.
 
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