19991026: ALDARS demo-addl sites

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FOS/NOAAPORT NOTICE NO. 1554   OCTOBER 26... 1999

ATTENTION    FAMILY OF SERVICES SUBSCRIBERS
             NOAAPORT USERS

SUBJECT      ALDARS OPERATIONAL DEMONSTRATION



OVER THE NEXT WEEK... AS PART OF A FEDERAL AVIATION
ADMINISTRATION /FAA/ OPERATIONAL DEMONSTRATION...
THE AUTOMATED SURFACE OBSERVATIONS PRODUCED BY
THE ASOSS AT

        GILMER MEMORIAL AIRPORT   /KGVL/
        GAINESVILLE... GA

        WILLIAM R FAIRCHILD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT   /KCLM/
        PORT ANGELES... WA

        HERMISTON MUNICIPAL AIRPORT   /KHRI/
        HERMISTON... WA

        COLUMBIA OWENS DOWNTOWN AIRPORT   /KCUB/
        COLUMBIA... SC

        SOUTH JERSEY REGIONAL AIRPORT   /KVAY/
        MT. HOLLY... NJ

        CLEARFIELD LAWRENCE AIRPORT   /KFIG/
        CLEARFIELD... PA

        LENAWEE COUNTY AIRPORT   /KADG/
        ADRIAN... MI

        WAYNE COUNTY AIRPORT   /KBJJ/
        WOOSTER... OH

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 /IN LOWER CASE/
     WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/AOMC/VERS260.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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