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Technical Implementation Notice 13-31

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

720 AM EDT Mon Sep 23 2013


To:       Subscribers:

          -Family of Services

          -NOAA Weather Wire Service

          -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network


          Other NWS Partners, Users and Employees


FROM:     Neal DiPasquale   

          Director, Field Systems Operations Center

          Office of Operational Systems


SUBJECT:  Eight Additional NWS Upper Air Stations to Use GPS

          Lockheed Martin LMS-6 Radiosonde with the Radiosonde

          Replacement Systems (RRS) starting about October 3


Eight NWS upper Air sites are scheduled to transition from the

GPS Lockheed Martin Mark IIA radiosonde to the GPS Lockheed

Martin LMs-6 radiosonde on or about the dates listed below.


STATION NAME         WMO #      STN ID    Implementation Date

Aberdeen, SD          72659      KABR         October 3

Pittsburgh, PA        72520      KPBZ         October 7

Topeka, KS            72456      KTOP         October 9

Oakland, CA           72493      KOAK         October 10

Wilmington, OH        72426      KILN         October 17

Peachtree City, GA    72215      KFFC         October 22

Valley, NE            72558      KOAX         October 23

Norman, OK            72357      KOUN         October 24


No missed observations are expected to occur during the equipment

transition.  The WMO Radiosonde Identification Code for the

LMS-6 Radiosonde is 82.


If you have any questions regarding the change, contact:


Sterling Field Support Center  

Office of Operational Systems

NOAA National Weather Service Headquarters


Phone: 703-661-1293


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