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Technical Implementation Notice TIN16-43

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

1150 AM EST Mon Dec 12 2016

 

To:       Subscribers:

          -NOAA Weather Wire Service

          -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

          -NOAAPort

          Other NWS partners and employees

 

FROM:     William Bauman

          Chief, Aviation and Space Weather Services Branch

 

SUBJECT:  Implementation of temporary Terminal Aerodrome

          Forecast (TAF) Service for: DWH, David Wayne Hooks

          Memorial Airport Houston, TX, Effective January 23

          through February 12, 2017

 

NOTE:     The following changes have no impact on NOAA Weather    

          Wire Service subscribers

 

Effective Monday January 23, 2017, at 1800 Universal Coordinated

Time (UTC), the NWS office in Houston, TX, will begin temporary

TAF service for the David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport (DWH) at

the request of the FAA and anticipated increased aviation

presence for Super Bowl 51. The temporary TAF will be issued

routinely and updated as necessary 24 hours a day until Monday,

February 13 at 0000 UTC.

 

The effective date of this change is sooner than specified by

NWS policy (NWS Instruction 10-1805). The reduction of the

normal advance lead time was approved after coordination with

local customers.

 

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

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

David Wayne Hooks Memorial         FTUS44 KHGX   TAFDWH

 

In addition, the 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

              Facilities

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 these TAFs, please contact:

 

Jeff Evans, Meteorologist in Charge

NWS Houston/Galveston Houston, TX

1353 FM 646 Suite 202

Dickinson, TX 77539

816-540-6021

 

National Public Information Statements are online at:

    

http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm

 

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