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Technical Implementation Notice 13-19

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

948 AM EDT Thu Jul 25 2013       


TO:       Subscribers:

          -Family of Services

          -NOAA Weather Wire Service

          -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network


          Other NWS Partners and Employees


FROM:     Neal DiPasquale   

          Director, Field Systems Operations Center

          Office of Operational Systems


SUBJECT:  2013 Dates for four NWS Upper air Stations to Begin Use

          of the GPS Lockheed Martin LMS-6 Radiosonde with the

          Radiosonde Replacement Systems (RRS)


Four NWS upper air sites are scheduled to transition from the GPS

Lockheed Martin Mark IIA radiosonde to the GPS Lockheed Martin

LMs-6 radiosonde on or shortly after the dates listed below.


STATION NAME      WMO #      STN ID Implementation Date


Lincoln, IL       74560      KILX       August 8, 2013

Reno, NV          72489      KREV       August 8, 2013

Albuquerque, NM   72365      KABQ       August 15, 2013

Buffalo, NY       72528      KBUF       August 19, 2013



No missed observations are expected to occur during the equipment

transition. The WMO Radiosonde Identification Code for the LMS-6

Radiosonde is 82.


If you have any questions regarding the change, contact:


Sterling Field Support Center  

Office of Operational Systems

National Weather Service Headquarters


Phone: 703-661-1293


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