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Technical Implementation Notice 12-04

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

1040 AM EST Tue Jan 24 2012


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:  Implementation of Terminal Aerodrome Forecast (TAF)

          Service for the Scottsdale, AZ, Airport (KSDL)

          Effective April 17, 2012


NOTE:     The following changes have no impact on NOAA Weather

          Wire Service subscribers


Effective Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at 1800 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the NWS Office in Phoenix, AZ, will begin TAF service for the Scottsdale Airport (KSDL) in Scottsdale, Arizona.  After that date, routine and updated TAFS will be issued for this airport 24 hours a day.


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


Airport               WMO Heading        AWIPS ID


Scottsdale Airport    FTUS 45 KPSR            TAFSDL


In addition, the new TAF 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 Facilities


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 the TAF addition, contact:


Gary Woodall, Meteorologist in Charge

National Weather Service Forecast Office

Phoenix, AZ 85034-1403



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