19990929: ASOS Commiss-ADMIN NOTICE NOUS41 KWBC (fwd)

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
1200 NOON EDT WED SEP 29 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 SEPTEMBER 29 1999 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE (NWS) AND THE
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA) WILL COMMISSION THE FAA-
SPONSORED ASOSS AT:
  
      POCONO MOUNTAINS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT   (KMPO)
      MT POCONO... PA
  
      BROOKHAVEN AIRPORT   (KHWV)
      SHIRLEY... NY
  
      CAMARILLO AIRPORT   (KCMA)
      CAMARILLO... CA
  
THE COMMISSIONINGS WILL OCCUR AT APPROXIMATELY 1800 UTC.  
  
THIS BRINGS THE TOTAL NUMBER OF COMMISSIONED ASOSS TO 744 (311
NWS SITES AND 433 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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