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Technical Implementation Notice 16-29

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

215 PM EDT Fri Jul 29 2016


To:       Subscribers: 

          -NOAA Weather Wire Service

          -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network


          Other NWS Partners, Users, and Employees


FROM:     William H. Bauman III

          Chief, Aviation and Space Weather Services Branch 


SUBJECT:  Implementation of Terminal Aerodrome Forecast (TAF) services

          for Santa Monica, CA, (KSMO) San Bernardino, CA, (KSBD) and

          Camarillo, CA,(KCMA) Airports, effective October 18, 2016


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

          Service subscribers


Effective October 18, 2016, at 1800 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the

NWS Offices in Los Angeles and San Diego, CA, will begin TAF services for

the Santa Monica, San Bernardino and Camarillo, CA, Airports. Routine and

updated TAFS will be issued for these airports 24 hours a day.


NWS personnel will need to add the following identifiers to their communications

systems to receive the new TAFs:


Airport                 WMO Heading   AWIPS ID

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

Santa Monica            FTUS46 KLOX       TAFSMO

San Bernardino          FTUS46 KSGX       TAFSBD

Camarillo               FTUS46 KLOX       TAFCMA


In addition the new TAFs will be added to the existing TAF collectives

below, which are transmitted to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

personnel and other external customers.


WMO Headings        Available to the following users

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

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. 


If you have questions regarding these Santa Monica, CA and/or Camarillo, CA

TAFs change, contact:


Mark Jackson

Meteorologist in Charge

NWS Oxnard, CA

Phone 805-988-6610



If you have questions regarding the San Bernardino, CA, TAF change, contact:


Roger Pierce

Meteorologist in Charge

NWS San Diego, CA

Phone 858-675-8700



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