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Offline kcidwx

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Weather Observation Outage
« on: September 26, 2014, 02:40:45 PM »
In case you thought your local ASOS bit the dust since it stopped sending out obs. A fire at the ATC Center near Chicago is the actual cause.

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NOUS43 KDVN 261643
PNSDVN
IAZ040>042-051>054-063>068-076>078-087>089-098-099-ILZ001-002-007-009-
015>018-024>026-034-035-MOZ009-010-270445-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE QUAD CITIES IA IL
1143 AM CDT FRI SEP 26 2014

...MISSING WEATHER OBSERVATION DATA...

DUE TO AN OUTAGE AT THE AIR ROUTE TRAFFIC CONTROL
CENTER...MANY WEATHER OBSERVATIONS ACROSS THE UPPER MIDWEST
AND GREAT LAKES ARE NOT AVAILABLE. IT IS UNKNOWN AT THIS
TIME WHEN DATA WILL AGAIN BE AVAILABLE.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECASTERS WILL USE THE TOTAL
OBSERVATION METHOD TO CONTINUE TO ISSUE WEATHER PRODUCTS AND
FORECASTS.

WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS OUTAGE MAY CAUSE.

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THE IMPACTED ASOS OBSERVATIONS INCLUDE:

KAZO KALAMAZOO MI KBMI BLOOMINGTON IL KBTL BATTLE CREEK MI
KCID CEDAR RAPIDS IA KCMI CHAMPAIGN/URBANA IL KDPA
CHICAGO/DU PAGE IL KLAF LAFAYETTE IN KMDW CHICAGO/MIDWAY IL
KMLI MOLINE IL KOSH OSHKOSH WI KPWK CHICAGO EXECUTIVE
AIRPORT IL KRAC RACINE WI KVPZ VALPARAISO IN KDBQ DUBUQUE IA
KGRR GRAND RAPIDS MI KMKE MILWAUKEE WI KMKG MUSKEGON MI KPIA
PEORIA IL KSBN SOUTH BEND IN KY50 WAUTOMA WI KALO WATERLOO
IA KARR CHICAGO/AURORA IL KBEH BENTON HARBOR MI KBIV HOLLAND
MI KDVN DAVENPORT IA KENW KENOSHA WI KFLD FOND DU LAC WI
KGSH GOSHEN IN KIOW IOWA CITY IA KLNR LONE ROCK WI KMIW
MARSHALLTOWN IA KOVS BOSCOBEL WI KSBM SHEBOYGAN WI KUGN
CHICAGO/WAUKEGAN IL
Meteorological Technician
NWS Certified Aviation Weather Observer
B.S. Meteorology

Offline miraculon

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Re: Weather Observation Outage
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2014, 03:03:03 PM »
Found this about it: http://mashable.com/2014/09/26/fire-chicago-airports/

It is a bigger problem than the weather observations....

Greg H.


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