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FOS/NOAAPORT NOTICE NO. 1534     SEPTEMBER 27... 1999

ATTENTION    FAMILY OF SERVICES SUBSCRIBERS
              NOAAPORT USERS

THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE WAS SENT OUT UNDER A NOXX10 KWBC
MESSAGE.

ATTENTION USERS OF METAR AND SPECI REPORTS AND TAFS FOR U.S.
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE /DOD/SITES. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY.

THE U.S. DOD AUTOMATED WEATHER NETWORK /AWN/ IS IN THE
PROCESS OF CHANGING THEIR METAR SPECI AND TAF
COLLECTIVES.

TO MINIMIZE IMPACTS TO NWS CUSTOMERS A SERIES OF NEW
COLLECTIVES WILL BE ISSUED BY KWBC WHICH WILL CONTAIN
THESE DOD REPORTS.

SAXX60 KWBC -CONTAINS METAR FOR DOMESTIC DOD SITES.
SPXX60 KWBC -CONTAINS SPECI FOR DOMESTIC DOD SITES.
FTXX60 KWBC -CONTAINS LONG PERIOD TAFS FOR DOMESTIC DOD
                              SITES.
FCXX60 KWBC -CONTAINS SHORT PERIOD TAFS FOR DOMESTIC DOD
                              SITES.

THE ABOVE BULLETINS ARE CURRENTLY ROUTED TO ALL LINES WHICH
HAVE BEEN RECEIVING OTHER METAR SPECI AND TAF COLLECTIVES
FROM KAWN.

THESE COLLECTIVES CONTAIN BOTH DOD-ONLY SITES AND THOSE
SITES WHICH ARE CO-LOCATED WITH NON-DOD ACTIVITIES SUCH
AS AT CIVILIAN AIRPORTS WITH AIR NATIONAL GUARD UNITS.
FOR THESE CO-LOCATED SITES THE REPORTS MAY ALSO APPEAR
IN SA/SPUS70 KWBC OR SA/SPUS80 KWBC COLLECTIVES.

KAWN HAS ALREADY BEGUN CHANGING MOST METAR AND SPECI
COLLECTIVES ISSUED DIRECTLY BY THEM. KAWN TAF COLLECTIVES
ARE SCHEDULED TO BE CHANGED NEXT MONTH.

KWBC WILL CONTINUE TO ROUTE KAWN METAR SPECI AND TAF
COLLECTIVES AVAILABLE HERE UNTIL NOVEMBER 1 AT 1200 UTC.
AFTER THAT TIME KWBC WILL ONLY ROUTE THE NEW KWBC
COLLECTIVES. WE ENCOURAGE KWBC CUSTOMERS TO SWITCH TO
THE NEW COLLECTIVES AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS CHANGE PLEASE
CONTACT

      FRED BRANSKI
      SENIOR DATA MANAGER
      PHONE   301-713-0864 EXTENSION 146
      EMAIL   FRED.BRANSKI/AT SYMBOL/NOAA.GOV

      WALTER SMITH
      DATA MANAGER
      PHONE   301-713-0864 EXTENSION 139
      EMAIL   WALTER.SMITH/AT SYMBOL/NOAA.GOV

      RICHARD ROBINSON
      DATA MANAGER
      PHONE   301-713-0864 EXTENSION 179
      EMAIL   RICHARD.ROBINSON/AT SYMBOL/NOAA.GOV

THIS INFORMATION IS ALSO POSTED ON THE NWS SYSTEMS
OPERATIONS CENTER CHANGE NOTICES WEB PAGE. THE URL IS
LISTED BELOW.

      HTTP//WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/OSO/NOTICES/NOTICES.SHTML

      LLOYD IRVIN  CHIEF
      GRAPHICS AND DISPLAY SECTION
      SYSTEMS OPERATIONS CENTER
      RTH WASHINGTON SENDS
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