19990625: ASOS Commiss-LA, Port Hope

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
815 AM  EDT FRI JUN 25 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 24... 1999 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE (NWS) WILL
COMMISSION THE NWS-SPONSORED ASOSS AT:
 
     LOS ANGELES DOWNTOWN - USC  (KCQT)
     LOS ANGELES... CA
 
AND
 
     PORT HOPE   (KP58)
     PORT HOPE... MI
 
THE COMMISSIONINGS WILL OCCUR AT APPROXIMATELY 1800 UTC.  
 
THIS BRINGS THE TOTAL NUMBER OF COMMISSIONED ASOSS TO 724 (310
NWS SITES AND 414 FAA SITES).   
 
COMMISSIONING OF THESE SITES MEANS THAT THE ASOSS NOW PRODUCE
AUTOMATED... AROUND-THE-CLOCK OBSERVATIONS.
 
THE NWS FORECAST OFFICES 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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