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Technical Implementation Notice 12-08

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

305 PM EST Fri Feb 3 2012


TO:       National Weather Service Offices (NWS)

          Federal Aviation Administration Customers (FAA)

          Family of Services Subscribers (FOS)

          Other Customers of NWS Aviation Forecasts


FROM:     Cyndie Abelman

          Chief, Aviation Services Branch


SUBJECT:  Implementation of Terminal Aerodrome Forecast (TAF)

          Service for the Henderson, Nevada Airport (KHND)

          Effective May 1, 2012


NOTE:     The following changes have no impact on NOAA Weather

          Wire Service subscribers


Effective Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at 1800 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the NWS Office in Las Vegas, Nevada will begin TAF service for the Henderson Executive Airport (KHND) in Henderson, Nevada.  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

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

Henderson Executive  FTUS 45 KVEF           TAFHND


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:


    Michael Staudenmaier

    Meteorologist in Charge

    National Weather Service Forecast Office

    Las Vegas, NV 89139



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