19990707: Summary of HA changes

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PUBLIC INFO. STATEMENT...TECHNICAL IMPLEMENTATION NOTICE 99-10
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
230 PM EDT WED JUL 7 1999

TO:       USERS OF NWS OBSERVATIONS AND AVIATION FORECASTS IN
          HAWAII

FROM:     THERESE Z. PIERCE
          CHIEF...INTEGRATED HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL SERVICES
          CORE...NWS OFFICE OF METEOROLOGY

SUBJECT:  SUMMARY OF CHANGES RELATED TO THE OPENING OF THE NEW
          KALAELOA AIRPORT AT 2200 UTC JULY 2 1999

NOTE TO NWWS SUBSCRIBERS:  THE FOLLOWING CHANGE HAS NO IMPACT TO
NWWS SUBSCRIBERS.

EFFECTIVE AT 2200 UNIVERSAL COORDIANTED TIME /U.C./ ON JULY 2
1999...OWNERSHIP OF THE AIRPORT AT BARBERS POINT NAVAL AIR
STATION...HAWAII CHANGED FROM THE UNITED STATES NAVY TO THE STATE
OF HAWAII.  SIMULTANEOUS TO THIS CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP...THE NAME
OF THE AIRPORT CHANGED FROM BARBERS POINT NAVAL AIR STATION TO
KALAELOA AIRPORT.

LISTED BELOW IS A SUMMARY OF IMPACTS IN THE OBSERVATION AND
FORECAST PROGRAMS AS A RESULT OF THIS CHANGE:

STATION IDENTIFIER:

EFFECTIVE AT 2200 UTC ON JULY 2 1999...THE THREE-LETTER LOCATION
IDENTIFIER /NAX/ AND FOUR-LETTER ICAO LOCATION IDENTIFIER /PHNA/
FOR BARBERS POINT NAVAL AIR STATION CEASED TO BE USED.  THE NEW
LOCATION IDENTIFIERS FOR THE NEW KALAELOA AIRPORT AT THE SAME
LOCATION ARE:

   3-LETTER LOCATION IDENTIFIER FOR KALAELOA AIRPORT:  JRF
   4-LETTER ICAO LOCATION ID FOR KALAELOA AIRPORT:     PHJR

LATITUDE/LONGITUDE AND ELEVATION:

THE POINT OF OBSERVATION AT KALAELOA AIRPORT IS:
  21 DEGREES 18 MINUTES 30 SECONDS NORTH LATITUDE
 158 DEGREES 4 MINUTES 5 SECONDS WEST LONGITUDE
 15.9 METERS ABOVE MEAN SEA LEVEL /MSL/

SURFACE OBSERVATIONS:

THE LAST OBSERVATION AT BARBERS POINT NAVAL AIR STATION /PHNA/
WAS TAKEN BY THE NAVY AT 1000 UTC ON JULY 1 1999.  BEGINNING AT
1001 UTC ON JULY 1 1999...AND CONTINUING UNTIL ASOS
COMMISSIONING... MANUAL OBSERVATIONS ARE BEING TAKEN 24 HOURS PER
DAY AT KALAELOA AIRPORT /PHJR/ BY STATE OF HAWAII CONTRACT
WEATHER OBSERVERS.  THE FIRST SCHEDULED METAR OBSERVATION TAKEN
BY THE STATE OF HAWAII WAS THE 1100 UTC OBSERVATION ON JULY 1.

THERE IS AN NON-COMMISSIONED AUTOMATED SURFACE OBSERVING SYSTEM
/ASOS/ AT KALAELOA AIRPORT /KHJR/.  ONCE THE ASOS AT THIS AIRPORT
IS COMMISSIONED...AUTOMATED OBSERVATIONS WILL REPLACE THE MANUAL
OBSERVATIONS TAKEN BY THE STATE OF HAWAII CONTRACT WEATHER
OBSERVERS.  THE DATE FOR ASOS COMMISSIONING HAS NOT YET BEEN
SCHEDULED.

FOR AFOS USERS THE SURFACE OBSERVATION FOR KALAELOA AIRPORT IS
AVAILABLE UNDER THE PIL:  HNLSAOJRF.

FOR FAMILY OF SERVICES SUBSCRIBERS...AWIPS...AND OTHER DIRECT
NWSTG USERS...THE SCHEDULED HOURLY SURFACE OBSERVATIONS FOR
KALAELOA AIRPORT ARE NOW INCLUDED IN THE COLLECTIVE SAUS70 KWBC.  
THE SPECIAL SURFACE OBSERVATIONS /SPECI/ FOR KALAELOA AIRPORT ARE
NOW INCLUDED IN THE COLLECTIVE SPUS70 KWBC.

AVIATION TERMINAL FORECAST:

ON JULY 1 1999...THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR PROVIDING THE TERMINAL
FORECAST /TAF/ FOR THIS AIRPORT TRANSFERRED FROM THE U.S. NAVY TO
THE U.S. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE IN HONOLULU...
HAWAII.

THE LAST SCHEDULED TAF FOR BARBERS POINT /PHNA/ WAS ISSUED BY THE
NAVY ON JUNE 30 1999 AT 2100 UTC.  STARTING AT 1100 UTC ON 
JULY 1 1999...THE NWS FORECAST OFFICE IN HONOLULU ASSUMED
RESPONSIBILITY FROM THE NAVY FOR THE TAF AT KALAELOA AIRPORT
/PHJR/.  THE FIRST SCHEDULED NWS-ISSUED TAF FOR KALAELOA AIRPORT
WAS VALID AT 1200 U.C. ON JULY 1 1999.

THE TAF ISSUED BY THE NWS FORECAST OFFICE IN HONOLULU IS NOW
INCLUDED IN THE EXISTING HAWAIIAN TAF COLLECTIVE FTPA31 PHNL
/AFOS IDENTIFIER HNLTAFHNL/.

QUESTIONS:
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CHANGES DESCRIBED ABOVE MAY BE ADDRESSED TO:

MARK JACKSON             OR        KARL TURNER
REGIONAL AVIATION                  DATA SYSTEMS BRANCH
 METEOROLOGIST                     NWS PACIFIC REGION 
NWS PACIFIC REGION HQ               HEADQUARTERS
PHONE: 808-532-6413                PHONE: 808-532-6437
E-MAIL:  MARK.JACKSON@xxxxxxxx     E-MAIL: KARL.TURNER@xxxxxxxx

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