19990804: ASOS - Farmingdale, NY-ADMIN NOTICE NOUS40 KWBC (fwd)

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FOS/NOAAPORT NOTICE NO. 1513     AUGUST 4... 1999

ATTENTION    FAMILY OF SERVICES SUBSCRIBERS
              NOAAPORT USERS

SUBJECT      ASOS COMMISSIONING NOTICE...

ON AUGUST 4 1999 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ AND
THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION /FAA/ WILL COMMISSION
THE FAA-SPONSORED ASOSS AT

      REPUBLIC AIRPORT   /KFRG/
      FARMINGDALE... NY

      MERIDEN MARKHAM MUNICIPAL AIRPORT   /KMMK/
      MERIDEN... CT

THE COMMISSIONINGS WILL OCCUR AT APPROXIMATELY 1800 UTC.

THIS BRINGS THE TOTAL NUMBER OF COMMISSIONED ASOSS TO 737
/311 NWS SITES AND 426 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... 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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