19990510: ASOS - Kenai, AK

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FOS/NOAAPORT NOTICE NO. 1475     MAY 10... 1999

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

SUBJECT          ASOS COMMISSIONING NOTICE...

ON MAY 10... 1999 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ AND THE
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION /FAA/ WILL COMMISSION
THE FAA-SPONSORED ASOS AT

     KENAI MUNICIPAL AIRPORT   /PAEN/
     KENAI... AK

THE COMMISSIONING WILL OCCUR AT APPROXIMATELY 1800 UTC.

THIS BRINGS THE TOTAL NUMBER OF COMMISSIONED ASOSS TO
711 /305 NWS SITES AND 406 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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