Climate Report Change Effective October 1, 2011

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE QUAD CITIES IA IL
1110 AM CDT MON SEP 26 2011

...PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...


TO: SUBSCRIBERS:
-FAMILY OF SERVICES
-NOAA WEATHER WIRE SERVICE
-EMERGENCY MANAGERS WEATHER INFORMATION NETWORK
-NOAAPORT
OTHER NWS PARTNERS AND EMPLOYEES

FROM: TERRY SIMMONS
DATA ACQUISITION PROGRAM MANAGER

SUBJECT: DISCONTINUATION OF SNOWFALL AND SNOW DEPTH REPORTS FROM
THE ASOS SITES AT...
- BURLINGTON...IA /KBRL/
- CEDAR RAPIDS...IA /KCID/
- IOWA CITY...IA /KIOW/
EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1 2011


EFFECTIVE SATURDAY...OCTOBER 1 2011...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
QUAD CITIES WILL NO LONGER REPORT SNOWFALL AND SNOW DEPTH DATA IN
THE DAILY...MONTHLY...SEASONAL...OR ANNUAL CLIMATE REPORTS FOR THE
AUTOMATED SURFACE OBSERVATION SYSTEMS /ASOS/ LOCATED AT THE FOLLOWING
AIRPORTS...

BURLINGTON...IA
CEDAR RAPIDS...IA
AND IOWA CITY...IA.

SOME OF THE PRODUCTS AFFECTED ARE:

CHICLIBRL CHICLMBRL CHICLSBRL CHICLABRL
CHICLICID CHICLMCID CHICLSCID CHICLACID
CHICLIIOW CHICLMIOW CHICLSIOW CHICLAIOW


AS AN ALTERNATIVE...OFFICIAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SNOWFALL AND
SNOW DEPTH INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ONCE A DAY FROM THE FOLLOWING
COOPERATIVE WEATHER OBSERVER STATIONS...

CEDAR RAPIDS #1 /CRPI4/ ... LOCATED IN MARION...IA
SWISHER /SWHI4/
IOWA CITY /ICYI4/
AND BURLINGTON 2S /BLGI4/

REPORTS FROM THESE OBSERVERS CAN BE FOUND IN THE MAX/MIN TEMPERATURE
AND PRECIPITATION TABLE /CHIRTPDVN/ PRODUCT. THE OBSERVATIONS FROM
THE CEDAR RAPIDS #1 AND IOWA CITY OBSERVERS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE
EVENING REPORT...WHILE THE OBSERVATIONS FROM BURLINGTON 2S AND SWISHER
CAN BE FOUND ON THE 820 AM REPORT.


ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL AND SNOW DEPTH INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE FROM THE
COMMUNITY COLLABORATIVE RAIN... HAIL AND SNOW NETWORK /COCORAHS/.
REPORTS FROM THESE VOLUNTEER OBSERVERS ARE TRANSMITTED ONCE A DAY
AROUND 940 AM IN THE COCORAHS PRECIPITATION SUMMARY /CHILCODVN/
PRODUCT. THESE OBSERVATIONS CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON THE COCORAHS WEB
SITE AT...

WWW.COCORAHS.ORG


FOR QUESTIONS REGARDING THESE CHANGES... PLEASE CONTACT...

TERRY SIMMONS
DATA ACQUISITION PROGRAM MANAGER
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE QUAD CITIES IA IL
9050 HARRISON STREET
DAVENPORT...IA 52806
563-386-3976 EXTENSION 327
TERRY.SIMMONS@NOAA.GOV

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