19990512: ASOS-Oceanside, CA

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 PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
 NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
 1230 PM EDT WED MAY 12 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 MAY 12... 1999 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE (NWS) AND THE FEDERAL
AVIATION 
 ADMINISTRATION (FAA) WILL COMMISSION THE FAA- SPONSORED ASOS AT:
 
 OCEANSIDE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT   (KOKB) OCEANSIDE... CA
 
 THE COMMISSIONING WILL OCCUR AT APPROXIMATELY 1800 UTC.  
 
 THIS BRINGS THE TOTAL NUMBER OF COMMISSIONED ASOSS TO 712 (305 NWS SITES
AND 
 407 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 
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