NOUS41 KWBC 221915



Technical Implementation Notice 11-50 Corrected

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

315 PM EST Tue Nov 22 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 Ableman

         Chief, Aviation Services Branch


SUBJECT: Corrected: Implementation of Terminal Aerodrome
         Forecast (TAF) Service for Hawkins Field (KHKS) in
         Jackson, MS, Effective February 28, 2012


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


Corrected to change implementation date to Tuesday, February 28, 2012, at 1200 Universal Coordinated Time (UTC). At that time, the NWS office at Jackson, MS will begin TAF service for Hawkins Field in Mississippi. After that time, routine and updated TAFs will be issued for this airport 24 hours a day.


NWS offices will need to add the following identifier to their communications systems to receive the new TAF:


Airport Name            WMO Heading            AWIPS ID

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

Hawkins Field           FTUS44 KHKS             TAFHKS


In addition, this 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:


Mr. Alan Gerard

Meteorologist in Charge

NWS Jackson, MS

Flowood, MS 39232



Brian Koeneke, Aviation Program Manager

NWS Jackson, MS

Flowood, MS 39232



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