NOUS41 KWBC 061152



Technical Implementation Notice 13-29 

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

752 AM EDT Fri Sep 6 2013


TO:       National Weather Service Offices (NWS)

          Federal Aviation Administration Customers (FAA)

          Family of Service Subscribers (FOS)

          Other Customers of NWS Aviation Forecasts


FROM:     Cyndie Abelman

          Chief, Aviation Services Branch


SUBJECT:  Implementation of Terminal Aerodrome Forecast (TAF)

          Service for Big Sandy Regional Airport near

          Prestonsburg, KY, Effective: November 21, 2013


NOTE:     The following changes have no impact on NOAA Weather     

          Wire Service subscribers


Effective Thursday, November 21, 2013, at 0000 Coordinated

Universal Time (UTC), the NWS office at Jackson, KY, will begin

TAF service for the Big Sandy Regional Airport (SJS) near

Prestonsburg, KY. This site, formerly known as K22, will become

SJS after the TAF is implemented. Once the change is made, SJS

will issue routine and updated TAFS 24 hours a day.


NWS personnel/offices will need to add the following identifier

to their communications systems to receive the new TAF:


Airport Name                           WMO Heading     AWIPS ID

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

Big Sandy Regional Airport             FTUS43 KJKL     TAFSJS


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:


Shawn Harley, Meteorologist in Charge 

National Weather Service

Jackson, KY Weather Forecast Office

Jackson, KY 41339



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