NOUS41 KWBC 231944
PNSWSH
 
Technical Implementation Notice 11-26
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
344 PM EDT Thu Jun 23 2011
 
TO:       National Weather Service Offices (NWS)
          Federal Aviation Administration Customers (FAA)
          Family of Service Subscribers (FOS)
          Other Customers of NWS Aviation Forecasts
 
FROM:     Cyndie Abelman
          Chief, Aviation Services Branch
 
SUBJECT:  Implementation of Terminal Aerodrome Forecast (TAF)
          Service for Punta Gorda Regional Airport and Lakeland 
          Linder Regional Airport Effective October 20, 2011 
 
Effective Thursday, October 20, 2011, at 1200 Universal 
Coordinated Time (UTC), the NWS office at Ruskin FL, will 
begin TAF service for Punta Gorda Regional Airport (KPGD)in 
Punta Gorda, FL, and for Lakeland Linder Regional Airport (KLAL)
in Lakeland, FL. After that date, routine and updated TAFs will 
be issued for this airport 24 hours a day.
 
NWS personnel/offices will need to add the following identifier 
to their communications systems to receive the new TAF. 
 
Airport Name                           WMO Heading     AWIPS ID
------------                           ----------      --------
Punta Gorda Regional                   FTUS42 KTBW      TAFPGD
Lakeland Linder Regional               FTUS42 KTBW      TAFLAL   
 
In addition, these new TAFs will be added to the existing TAF 
collectives below, which are transmitted to FAA personnel and 
other external users.
 
WMO Headings available to the following customers:
 
FTUS80 KWBC   Non-FAA Domestic and Family of Services
FTUS90 KWBC   FAA Weather Message Switching Center and FAA
              Facilities
FTUS52 KWBC   Global Telecommunication System Customers
 
Holders of NWS Procedural Instruction 10-813 (Terminal Aerodrome 
Forecasts) should make appropriate additions to the appendices.
 
For questions regarding the TAF addition, please contact:
 
Brian LaMarre, Meteorologist-in-Charge  
National Weather Service
Ruskin, FL 
813-645-4111
Brian.Lamarre@noaa.gov
 
Richard ‘Rudy’ Rude, Aviation Program Manager  
National Weather Service
Ruskin, FL
813-645-4111
Richard.Rude@noaa.gov 
 
                  
National Technical Implementation Notices are online at:
 
 http://weather.gov/os/notif.htm
 
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