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Technical Implementation Notice 11-50

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

245 PM EST Tue Nov 22 2011

 

TO:      National Weather Service Offices (NWS)

         Federal Aviation Administration Customers (FAA)

         Family of Services Subscribers (FOS)

         Other Customers of NWS Aviation Forecasts

 

FROM:    Cyndie Ableman

         Chief, Aviation Services Branch

 

SUBJECT: Implementation of Terminal Aerodrome Forecast (TAF)

         Service for Hawkins Field (KHKS) in Jackson, MS,

         Effective April 10, 2012

 

NOTE:    The following changes have no impact on NOAA Weather      
         Wire Service subscribers.

 

Effective Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at 1200 Universal Coordinated Time (UTC), the NWS office at Jackson, MS will begin TAF service for Hawkins Field in Mississippi. After that time, routine and updated TAFs will be issued for this airport 24 hours a day.

 

NWS offices will need to add the following identifier to their communications systems to receive the new TAF:

 

Airport Name            WMO Heading            AWIPS ID

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

Hawkins Field           FTUS44 KHKS             TAFHKS

 

In addition, this new TAF 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:

 

Mr. Alan Gerard

Meteorologist in Charge

NWS Jackson, MS

Flowood, MS 39232

601-936-2189

Alan.Gerard@noaa.gov

 

Brian Koeneke, Aviation Program Manager

NWS Jackson, MS

Flowood, MS 39232

601-936-2189

Brian.Koeneke@noaa.gov

 

National Technical Implementation Notices are online at:

 

  http://weather.gov/os/notif.htm

 

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