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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
1110 AM EDT TUE JUN 15 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 JUNE 15... 1999 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE (NWS) WILL
COMMISSION THE NWS-SPONSORED ASOSS AT:
  
      GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK   (KGDP)
      PINE SPRINGS... TX
  
      TERREL COUNTY AIRPORT   (K6R6)
      DRYDEN... TX
  
THE COMMISSIONINGS WILL OCCUR AT APPROXIMATELY 1800 UTC.  
  
THIS BRINGS THE TOTAL NUMBER OF COMMISSIONED ASOSS TO 721 (308
NWS SITES AND 413 FAA SITES).   
  
COMMISSIONING OF THESE SITES MEANS THAT THE ASOSS NOW PRODUCE
AUTOMATED... AROUND-THE-CLOCK OBSERVATIONS.
  
THE NWS FORECAST OFFICE RESPONSIBLE FOR THESE SITES... 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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