19991020: ALDARS demonstration-ADMIN NOTICE NOUS41 KWBC (fwd)

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
845 AM EDT WED OCT 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:     ALDARS OPERATIONAL DEMONSTRATION 
  
                        ..... NOTICE .....
  
OVER THE NEXT TWO WEEKS... AS PART OF A FEDERAL AVIATION
ADMINISTRATION (FAA) OPERATIONAL DEMONSTRATION... THE AUTOMATED
SURFACE OBSERVATIONS PRODUCED BY THE ASOSS AT:
  
      PEACHTREE CITY - FALCON FIELD   (KFFC)
      ATLANTA... GA
  
      DUTCHESS COUNTY AIRPORT   (KPOU)
      POUGHKEEPSIE... NY
  
      ROCKY MOUNT - WILSON AIRPORT   (KRWI)
      ROCKY MOUNT... NC
  
      NEWPORT STATE AIRPORT   (KUUU)
      NEWPORT... RI
  
WILL BEGIN TO INCLUDE AUTOMATED THUNDERSTORM INFORMATION.  THE
ASOSS WILL INCORPORATE INFORMATION FROM THE FAA'S AUTOMATIC
LIGHTNING DETECTION AND REPORTING SYSTEM (ALDARS) INTO THE ASOS
METAR AND SPECI REPORTS IN THE STANDARD METAR CODE FORMAT. 
SPECIFIC DATES FOR THE ENABLING OF ALDARS AT ASOS SITES ARE
AVAILABLE AT WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/AOMC/VER260.HTM.  
  
NOTE THAT ALDARS ONLY DETECTS CLOUD-TO-GROUND LIGHTNING.
     
PERSONS WISHING MORE INFORMATION CONCERNING ASOS AND ALDARS
SHOULD CONTACT:
  
      FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION -
  
           FRED GIBBS     ARW-200   202-366-1107
  
      NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE -
  
           TIM ROSS       OSO14     301-713-1972 X114
  
  
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