NOUS41 KWBC 141540



Public Information Statement 17-38

National Weather Service Headquarters Silver Spring, MD

1140 AM EST Thu Dec 14 2017


To:       Subscribers:

          -NOAA Weather Wire Service

          -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network


          Other NWS Partners and NWS Employees


From:     Kevin Stone

          Acting Chief, Aviation and Space Weather Services 



SUBJECT:  Soliciting comments on proposed termination of

          Terminal Aerodrome Forecasts (TAFs) at the following

          locations, Gage, OK (KGAG) and Hobart, OK (KHBR)

          through January 15, 2018.


NWS is proposing termination of TAFs at Gage, OK, and Hobart,

OK. Over the past several years airport statistics show that

aircraft operations per day have dropped to two and five

operations for Gage, OK (KGAG) and Hobart, OK (KHBR)

respectively. Aircraft operations have risen at other airports

across the region, so plans are underway to add TAFs to some of

these locations at a later date.


These TAFs are currently found in the following WMO headers

available to commercial and international customers:


Airport Name                       WMO Heading   AWIPS ID

------------                       ----------    --------

Gage                                     FTUS80 KWBC   TAFGAG

      FTUS23 KWBC

Hobart                                    FTUS80 KWBC   TAFHBR

                                          FTUS23 KWBC


If you have comments or questions, please contact:


Michael L. Graf

Meteorologist/International Liaison

NWS Headquarters


Silver Spring MD 20910

Work 301-427-9109

Cell 304-268-0691


Paul Witsaman

Meteorologist and Sector Services Program Manager

NWS Southern Regional Headquarterss


Work (682) 703-3707 x116


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