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FOS/NOAAPORT NOTICE NO. 1525     SEPTEMBER 1... 1999

ATTENTION      FAMILY OF SERVICES SUBSCRIBERS
                NOAAPORT USERS
                NOAA WEATHER WIRE SERVICE SUBSCRIBERS

SUBJECT        ASOS COMMISSIONING NOTICE

ON SEPTEMBER 1... 1999 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ AND
THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION /FAA/ WILL COMMISSION
THE FAA-SPONSORED ASOSS AT

      OCEAN CITY MUNICIPAL AIRPORT   /KOXB/
      OCEAN CITY... MD

      WAUKEGAN REGIONAL AIRPORT   /KUGN/
      CHICAGO/WAUKEGAN... IL

      MITCHELL MUNICIPAL AIRPORT   /KMHE/
      MITCHELL... SD

THE COMMISSIONINGS WILL OCCUR AT APPROXIMATELY 1800 UTC.

THIS BRINGS THE TOTAL NUMBER OF COMMISSIONED ASOSS TO
741 /311 NWS SITES AND 430 FAA SITES/.

COMMISSIONING OF THESE SITES MEANS THAT THE ASOSS NOW
PRODUCE AUTOMATED... AROUND-THE-CLOCK OBSERVATIONS.

THE NWS FORECAST OFFICE 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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