Weather observation changes: AWOS, radiosonde, etc.

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    9K4 to RCM - Warrensburg, MO
    T43 to TFP - Ingleside, TX
    T47 to CWC - Wichita Falls/Kickapoo, TX

    RCM and CWC are on weather.noaa.gov, but have
    not been added to NOAAPort yet. NCEP has been
    notified.

    Also, ASOS Metars are now available at these two
    sites (making them 24 hr reporting):

    AFF - Colorado Springs, CO
    HMN - Alamogordo, NM
     
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    Additional Plains ASOS/AWOS

    ASOS Metars now on-line and available:

    FSI - Fort Sill, OK
    DYS - Abilene/Dyess AFB, TX

    Above two were not 24/7 for some time prior.


    ABH - Ellicott/Bullseye, CO (new Metar site E of COS)

    http://www.airnav.com/airport/CO90

    Site id for Metars is not CO90 since it is not ICAO compliant.


    AWOS Metars now on-line and available

    ADS - Dallas/Addison, TX

    Site sent manual Metars for only for part the day prior.
    AWOS Metars take over during overnights now.


    K46 - Blair, NE (new Metar site)

    I believe this site's id will change to BTA in late December.
     
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    Metars for KAPY are not on NOAAPort yet, just the notam (AIDAP) feed. This is common when station IDs change. NCEP needs to add it to their directory so the Metars will be sent over NOAAPort. A request has been submitted for this to be done.

    It is available via weather.noaa.gov, but this is not fed by NOAAPort.
    http://weather.noaa.gov/weather/current/KAPY.html

    ADDS has it as well, but again, not fed by the NOAAPort, which most public sites get.
    http://adds.aviationweather.gov/metars/
     
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    New Plains AWOS Now Available

    BPC - Pampa/Mesa Vista TX
    BKN - Blackwell OK
    GZL - Stigler OK
    MDS - Madison SD
    RCE - Oklahoma City (Yukon) OK

    Unfortunately, these have not been added to NOAAPort for distribution
    yet. I need to let NCEP know. However, the Metars are on
    weather.noaa.gov, ADDS, and AIDAP.
     
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    New TX AWOS Site Now Available

    DZB - Horseshoe Bay

    Site ID still shows up as 4XS7 in the FAA database, but a recent Natl
    Flight Data Digest officially noted this site ID has changed, and it is no
    longer "Austin" as a political name location anymore (Austin is some 40
    mi to the SE!)
    http://www.airnav.com/airport/4XS7
     
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    That area of TX from Paducah/Haskell/Throckmorton/Olney/Seymour
    is a curious gap, considering so much of other areas of Texas have
    been covered w/ new sites this decade. There are airports in all these
    towns.

    Only others I know of that should be available soon are Austin/Executive Arpt
    (6R4 soon to be EDC) and Ozona (OZA).
     
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    New TX AWOS Now Available (EDC)

    EDC - Austin/Executive TX
    http://www.airnav.com/airport/6R4

    Formerly 6R4...has not changed in the AirNav database yet.

    On another note, many AWOSs have had their software upgraded to report
    6 hr max/min, calendar day max/min, and 3/6/24 hr pcpn groups. Some
    examples from W TX sites below:

    KDUX 010545Z AUTO 23005KT 10SM CLR 18/17 A3008 RMK AO2 60006
    T01780165 10305 20163 403100155=

    KHRX 011143Z AUTO 33007KT 10SM SCT050 17/16 A3015 RMK AO2 70002
    T01710156 10183 20171=
    KHRX 010544Z AUTO 23013G19KT 10SM -VCTSDZ SCT085 OVC110 18/17
    A3019 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT E AND SW 60002 T01770170 10281 20169
    403090169=

    KGNC 231145Z AUTO 08004KT 7SM OVC006 18/17 A3018 RMK AO2
    60002 70121 T01770168 10177 20168=
    KGNC 230545Z AUTO 08005KT 5SM RA SCT031 BKN036 OVC090 17/16
    A3018 RMK AO2 P0009 60011 T01680158 10205 20168 402550168=
    KGNC 221745Z AUTO 10010KT 10SM -DZ SCT003 BKN029 OVC110 19/18
    A3016 RMK AO2 P0003 60107 T01850178 10215 20171=
    KGNC 221445Z AUTO 00000KT 1 3/4SM +RA SCT006 OVC014 17/16 A3017
    RMK AO2 P0081 60082 T01710161=

    As far as I know, only sites operated by Vaisala are getting this upgrade. I do
    not have a list of Vaisala only AWOS sites, but they do have several hundred
    across the U.S.
     
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    New AWOS Sites in Gulf of Mexico

    AWOS installed on oil platforms.
    http://www.aopa.org/aircraft/articles/2009/091022allweather.html

    The following site Metars are now available. There will be more added soon
    (35 total I believe).

    INDEPENDENCE LA - (IPN)
    LATITUDE 28-05-06.0 N
    LONGITUDE 087-59-09.0 W
    http://weather.noaa.gov/weather/current/KIPN.html

    MAGNOLIA LA - (GBK)
    LATITUDE 27-12-14.0 N
    LONGITUDE 092-12-09.0 W
    http://weather.noaa.gov/weather/current/KGBK.html

    SHIP SHOAL LA - (SPR)
    LATITUDE 28-35-56.0 N
    LONGITUDE 091-12-23.0 W
    http://weather.noaa.gov/weather/current/KSPR.html

    INNOVATOR MS - (MYT)
    LATITUDE 28-13-14.0 N
    LONGITUDE 089-36-54.0 W
    http://weather.noaa.gov/weather/current/KMYT.html

    EAST BREAKS TX - (EMK)
    LATITUDE 27-49-07.0 N
    LONGITUDE 094-19-22.0 W
    http://weather.noaa.gov/weather/current/KEMK.html

    GUNNISON TX - (GUL)
    LATITUDE 27-18-14.0 N
    LONGITUDE 093-32-18.0 W
    http://weather.noaa.gov/weather/current/KGUL.html
     
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    I post the airnav link so all can get exact lat/lon for Metar plotting purposes.
     
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    New TX AWOS Sites Now Available

    5C1 - San Antonio (Boerne) TX

    Gulf of Mexico oil platforms
    BBF - Brazos 133 TX
    GVX - Galveston 424 TX
    HQI - High Island 376 TX
     
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    More oil platforms added to the data feeds Thursday.

    TEXAS
    BRAZOS 451 - (BQX)
    AWOS-3 BQX
    ASOS/AWOS ID BQX ADDED
    LATITUDE 28-29-37.0 N ADDED
    LONGITUDE 095-43-28.0 W ADDED
    TYPE AWOS-3 ADDED
    STATUS COMMISSIONED ADDED
    FREQUENCY 118.375 ADDED
    RMK STAND-ALONE FACILITY LCTD IN THE GULF OF MEXICO NOT ASSOCIATED ADDED
    WITH AN AIRPORT OR NAVAID.

    TEXAS
    MUSTANG ISLAND 31 - (MIU)
    AWOS-3 MIU
    ASOS/AWOS ID MIU ADDED
    LATITUDE 27-17-20.0 N ADDED
    LONGITUDE 096-44-12.0 W ADDED
    TYPE AWOS-3 ADDED
    STATUS COMMISSIONED ADDED
    FREQUENCY 118.725 ADDED
    RMK STAND-ALONE FACILITY LCTD IN THE GULF OF MEXICO NOT ASSOCIATED ADDED
    WITH AN AIRPORT OR NAVAID.

    TEXAS
    MUSTANG ISLAND A85A - (MZG)
    AWOS-3 MZG
    ASOS/AWOS ID MZG ADDED
    LATITUDE 27-43-37.0 N ADDED
    LONGITUDE 096-11-28.0 W ADDED
    TYPE AWOS-3 ADDED
    STATUS COMMISSIONED ADDED
    FREQUENCY 119.325 ADDED
    RMK STAND-ALONE FACILITY LCTD IN THE GULF OF MEXICO NOT ASSOCIATED ADDED
    WITH AN AIRPORT OR NAVAID.
     

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