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Technical Implementation Notice 13-34

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

753 AM Fri EDT Oct 25 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:  Fourteen Additional NWS Upper Air Stations to Use GPS

          Lockheed Martin LMS-6 Radiosonde with the Radiosonde

          Replacement Systems (RRS) starting about 

          October 31, 2013


On or about October 31, 2013, the 14 NWS upper air sites listed

below are scheduled to transition from the GPS Lockheed Martin

Mark IIA radiosonde to the GPS Lockheed Martin LMS-6 radiosonde.



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

Tampa Bay, FL        72210         KTBW

Tallahassee, FL      72214         KTAE

Birmingham, AL       72230         KBMX

Jackson, MS          72235         KJAN

Midland, TX          72265         KMAF

Grand Junction, CO   72476         KGJT

North Platte, NE     72562         KLBF

Elko, NV             72582         KLKN

Green Bay, WI        72645         KGRB

Rapid City, SD       72662         KUNR

Riverton, WY         72672         KRIW

Salem, OR            72694         KSLE

Bismarck, ND         72764         KBIS

Glasgow, MT          72768         KGGW


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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