19990714: 2 ASOS Commiss-0NOUS (fwd)


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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
320 PM  EDT  WED  JUL 14 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 JULY 14... 1999 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE (NWS) AND THE
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA) WILL COMMISSION THE FAA-
SPONSORED ASOSS AT:
  
      ALTOONA-BLAIR COUNTY AIRPORT  (KAOO)
      ALTOONA... PA
  
      WILLIAMS AIRPORT   (KIGX)
      CHAPEL HILL... NC
  
THE COMMISSIONINGS WILL OCCUR AT APPROXIMATELY 1800 UTC.  
  
THIS BRINGS THE TOTAL NUMBER OF COMMISSIONED ASOSS TO 727 (311
NWS SITES AND 416 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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