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Service Change Notice 13-3

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

1050 AM EST Thu Jan 3 2013

 

To:       Subscribers:

          -Family of Services

          -NOAA Weather Wire Service

          -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

          -NOAAPORT

          Other NWS Partners, Users and Employees

 

From:     Mark A. Tew

          Chief, Marine and Coastal Services    Branch

 

Subject:  Disestablishment of the Coastal Marine Automated

          Network Station at Cape Arago Lighthouse near Coos Bay,

          Oregon in 2013

 

The Coastal Marine Automated Network (C-MAN) observation station

at Cape Arago, Oregon, (CARO3) will be decommissioned in 2013.

The station is at the Cape Arago Lighthouse at coordinates 43.342

North 124.375 West and is operated by the U.S. Coast Guard. In

accordance with legislation signed in 2008, the Coast Guard will

turn the lighthouse over to the confederated tribes of Coos,

Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians in 2013.

 

The observation equipment must be removed to facilitate

maintenance of the lighthouse prior to the transfer. The National

Data Buoy Center does not plan to re-establish the observation

station.

 

Alternate stations are available to obtain wind information. The

National Estuarine Research System operates a platform near the

entrance to Coos Bay, (CHNO3) south slough reserve. Efforts are

underway to use this station in lieu of the Cape Arago station in

NOAA weather radio broadcasts from the Weather Forecast Office in

Medford, Oregon.

 

Click on the link below to view the approximate location

of CARO3 (labeled A) and the alternate wind observation site

CHNO3 (labeled B).

 

http://batchgeo.com/map/eab3b4e0f05d80dc437dca25d7f2daf0

 

For more information on station CARO3 please click the link

below.

 

http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=caro3

 

For more information on the alternate wind observation site,

station CHNO3, click the link below.

 

http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=CHNO3

 

Send any comments to the following e-mail address with the

subject line: Disestablishment of CARO3

 

Marine.Weather@noaa.gov

 

For more information, contact:

 

Wayne Presnell

Meteorologist, Marine and Coastal Services Branch

Silver Spring, MD 20910

301-713-1677, ext. 103

wayne.presnell@noaa.gov

 

National Service Change Notices are online at:

 

http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm

 

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