19990429: Muncie, IN ASOS-NOUS (fwd)


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FOS/NOAAPORT NOTICE NO. 1471     APRIL 29... 1999

ATTENTION      FAMILY OF SERVICES SUBSCRIBERS
                NOAAPORT USERS
                NOAA WEATHER WIRE SERVICE SUBSCRIBERS

SUBJECT        ASOS COMMISSIONING NOTICE...

ON APRIL 29... 1999 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/
AND THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION /FAA/  WILL
COMMISSION THE FAA-SPONSORED ASOS AT

      DELAWARE COUNTY-JOHNSON FIELD /KMIE/
      MUNCIE...IN

THE COMMISSIONING WILL OCCUR AT APPROXIMATELY 1800 UTC.

THIS BRINGS THE TOTAL NUMBER OF COMMISSIONED ASOSS TO
709 /305 NWS SITES AND 404 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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