19990722: ASOS Alexandria, LA-NOUS (fwd)


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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
150 PM EDT TUE JUL 20 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 20... 1999 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE (NWS) AND THE
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA) WILL COMMISSION THE FAA-SPONSORED ASOS AT:
  
      ALEXANDRIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT   (KAEX)
      ALEXANDRIA... LA
  
THE COMMISSIONING WILL OCCUR AT APPROXIMATELY 1800 UTC.  
  
THIS BRINGS THE TOTAL NUMBER OF COMMISSIONED ASOSS TO 728 (311
NWS SITES AND 417 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 X131.
  
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