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Technical Implementation Notice 11-48

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

945 AM EST Thu Nov 10 2011


TO:       National Weather Service (NWS) Offices

          Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Customers

          Family of Services (FOS) Subscribers

          Other Customers of NWS Aviation Forecasts


FROM:     Cyndie Abelman

          Chief, Aviation Services Branch


SUBJECT:  Change of Terminal Aerodrome Forecast (TAF) Service

          for the St. George, Utah Airport (KSGU):

          Effective December 15, 2011


NOTE:     The following changes have no impact on NOAA Weather

          Wire Service subscribers


Effective December 15, 2011, at 1900 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the NWS Office in Salt Lake City, UT,will begin disseminating the St. George, Utah Airport TAF under the old airport identifier (KSGU).  KDXZ was a temporary identifier for the new airport in St. George and the FAA and airport have requested that the old identifier (KSGU) be re-established.  Routine and updated TAFS issuance will continue to be disseminated 24 hours a day.


NWS personnel will need to make the following change to their communications systems to receive the new TAF:


Airport             WMO Heading         AWIPS ID

St. George           FTUS 45 KSLC         TAFSGU


In addition, the TAF change will be added to the existing TAF collectives below which are transmitted to FAA personnel and other external customers.


   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 change to the appendices. 


If you have questions regarding the TAF change, contact:


Larry Dunn

Meteorologist In Charge

National Weather Service Office

2242 W North Temple

Salt Lake City, UT 84116




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