Technical Implementation Notice 11-52

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

1130 AM EST Wed Nov 23 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 Abelman

         Chief, Aviation Services Branch


SUBJECT: Implementation of Terminal Aerodrome Forecast (TAF)

         Service for Dexter B. Florence Memorial Field Airport

         (KM89)In Arkadelphia, Arkansas...Effective January 26,           2012   


NOTE:    The following changes have no impact on NOAA Weather

         Wire Service subscribers.


Effective Thursday, January 26, 2012, at 1200 Universal Coordinated Time (UTC), the NWS office at Little Rock, Arkansas, will begin TAF service for Dexter B. Florence Memorial Field Airport (KM89) in Arkadelphia, AR. 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

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

Dexter B. Florence Memorial Field  FTUS44 KLZK   TAFM89


In addition, the 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



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:

Ms. Renee R. Fair

Meteorologist In Charge

NWS North Little Rock, AR 

501-834-9102  Ext. 222


Marty Trexler, Aviation Program Manager

NWS North Little Rock, AR 

501-834-9102  Ext. 241


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